2003 FESPIC Youth Games

2003 FESPIC Youth Games, the 1st and only FESPIC Youth Games in history(Chinese:2003年第一屆遠東和南太平洋地區青年殘疾人運動會、2003年第一届远东和南太平洋地区青年残疾人运动会、第一屆遠南青殘會、第一届远南青残会), were an Asia Pacific regional youth disabled multi-sport event held in Hong Kong, China from 23 to 27 September 2003. Around 314 athletes from 15 participating nations participated at the games which featured 5 sports. Hong Kong is the only nation that had hosted the FESPIC Youth Games, and it was the first and only time Hong Kong hosted the event. The games were opened by Tung Chee Hwa at the Ma On Shan Sports Ground.[1] In 2006, both the FESPIC organisation and the event were officially defunct and succeeded by the Asian Paralympic Committee and the Asian Youth Para Games respectively.

I FESPIC Youth Games
2003 FESPIC Youth Games.jpg
Host cityHong Kong
MottoLet the Youths Lead the Way
Nations participating15
Athletes participating314
Sport(s)5
Opening ceremony23 September
Closing ceremony27 September
Officially opened byTung Chee Hwa
Main venueMa On Shan Sports Ground
Website2003 FESPIC Youth Games

OrganisationEdit

Development and preparationEdit

The 2003 FESPIC Youth Games Organising Committee was formed to oversee the staging of the games.[2]

VenuesEdit

[3]

City Competition Venue Sports
Hong Kong
Ma On Shan Sports Ground Athletics, Opening and closing ceremony
Kowloon Park Sports Centre Badminton, Table tennis
Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre Boccia
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool Swimming

The gamesEdit

Participating nationsEdit

[4]

SportsEdit

[4]

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Hong Kong)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)7418395
2  Malaysia (MAS)36362799
3  Japan (JPN)31161057
4  Hong Kong (HKG)294639114
5  South Korea (KOR)1919846
6  Thailand (THA)16241252
7  Chinese Taipei (TPE)108321
8  Macau (MAC)82414
9  Vietnam (VIE)72312
10  India (IND)591024
11  Singapore (SIN)35614
12  Sri Lanka (SRI)05611
13  Indonesia (INA)0213
14  Philippines (PHI)0112
15  Tonga (TGA)0000
Totals (15 nations)238193133564
Source: [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inaugural FESPIC Youth Games to be held in HK next week".
  2. ^ "Organising committee". Archived from the original on 2005-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Venues". Archived from the original on 2005-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ a b c MPC Eye 51 gold medals
  5. ^ "Games Information at the official website". Archived from the original on 2005-02-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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