1999 FESPIC Games

The 1999 FESPIC Games, officially known as the 7th FESPIC Games, was an Asia-Pacific disabled multi-sport event held in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 16 January 1999, 20 days after the 1998 Asian Games. It was one of the two FESPIC Games to have held at the same host city as the Asian Games, the other being the 2002 FESPIC Games in Busan, South Korea.

VII FESPIC Games
Host cityBangkok, Thailand
MottoEquality in one world
Nations participating34
Athletes participating2,258
Events464 in 15 sports
Opening ceremony10 January
Closing ceremony16 January
Officially opened byMaha Vajiralongkorn
Crown Prince of Thailand
Main venueThammasat Stadium
Websitefespicgames.net

It was the first time Thailand hosted the games. Thailand is the sixth FESPIC organisation member to host the FESPIC games after Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and China. Around 2,258 athletes from 34 nations competed at the games which featured 464 events in 15 sports. The games was opened by the Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn at the Thammasat Stadium.

Development and preparationEdit

VenuesEdit

[1][2]

Thammasat University (Rangsit Centre)
  • Main Stadium (opening and closing ceremonies, Athletics and Football 7-a-side)
  • Aquatic Center (Swimming)
  • Gymnasium 1 (Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia)
  • Gymnasium 2 (Badminton)
  • Gymnasium 3 (Sitting Volleyball)
  • Gymnasium 4 (Fencing)
  • Gymnasium 5 (Table tennis)
  • Gymnasium 6 (Goalball)
  • Gymnasium 7 (Judo)
  • Field 2 (Archery)
  • Field 3 (Wheelchair Tennis)
  • Basketball Practicing Gymnasium (Powerlifting)
Huamark
  • Shooting Range (Shooting)

SymbolsEdit

 
Siamese Cat, the official mascot of the games.

The emblem of the 1999 FESPIC Games is a graphic design of a disabled person surging forward on a speeding wheelchair under a Thai gable, which symbolizing the strong determination of the participating disabled athletes to achieve victory at the games.

The mascot of the 1999 FESPIC Games is an unnamed female siamese cat in a wheelchair bearing a flaming torch with its tail, represents the Games being the 7th edition of the FESPIC Games.[3]

The gamesEdit

Opening ceremonyEdit

The opening ceremony featured a card stunt performed by 8,000 students from the Jaturamitr Samakkee football competition.[4]

SportsEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Thailand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)2059045340
2  Thailand (THA)*657382220
3  Australia (AUS)34372394
4  South Korea (KOR)31262481
5  Hong Kong (HKG)29181865
6  Japan (JPN)27302683
7  Chinese Taipei (TPE)16171952
8  New Caledonia (NCL)148224
9  Macau (MAC)87419
10  Myanmar (MYA)6141838
11  India (IND)67720
12  Sri Lanka (SRI)33410
13  Tonga (TGA)3115
14  Vietnam (VIE)2259
15  Fiji (FIJ)21710
16  Wallis et Futuna (WLF)2158
17  Indonesia (INA)2013
18  Malaysia (MAS)110920
19  Singapore (SIN)1416
20  New Zealand (NZL)1236
21  Philippines (PHI)1214
22  Bhutan (BHU)1124
  Vanuatu (VAN)1124
24  Mongolia (MGL)1102
25  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1034
26  Nauru (NRU)1012
27  Cambodia (CAM)0314
28  Pakistan (PAK)0202
29  Papua New Guinea (PNG)0101
Totals (29 nations)4643623141140

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule". Archived from the original on 2000-12-04. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. ^ "Venues". Archived from the original on 2001-04-15. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  3. ^ "The 7th FESPIC Games in Bangkok, Thailand".
  4. ^ Assumption Association (2003). อัสสัมชัญประวัติ (Assumption College 115th anniversary commemoration) (in Thai). Bangkok: Assumption Association. pp. 114–124. ISBN 974-91380-1-5.

External linksEdit

Preceded by FESPIC Games
Bangkok

VII FESPIC Games (1999)
Succeeded by