The blending of Daegu’s reverberating history, culture and art allows one to experience an oriental sophistication unlike any other city. Such harmonization of tradition and modernity cements Daegu’s growing stature as the heart of Korea.
‘Sarbi” the official mascot was launched on April 14th 2010, on the occation of the ’500Days to Go’ event. It is derived from the Sapgal-gae, an indigenous canine breed that originated from Daegu and its regions, which is recognized as ‘Natural Monument No. 368′ in Korea. The mascot symbolises good fortune, and its warm and happy features represent a warm welcome to the host city.
“Sprint Together for Tomorrow” was chosen to capture the competitive spirit and sense of solidarity within the IAAF Family.
The Opening Ceremony is a celebration of the opening of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. The exciting performances and multimedia show will bring to life the themes of overcoming challenges and achieving dreams through athletics. The performances will also showcase Korea’s harmony of advanced technology and traditional cultures. Tickets for the first evening session on 27 August include the Opening Ceremony. More information is available on the LOC’s Web-site and mobile site.
- Date : 27 August 2011
- Time : 18:30 ~ 19:45
- Venue : Daegu Stadium
Website : www.daegu2011.org