Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Deaflympics - Day Three

The Monday blues have not reached Taiwan yet or perhaps have bypassed us here! With the sun shining with no rain cloud in sight, athletes here and there competing for the Gold, and the fans standing around in anticipation of excitement and awe, its already day 2 of Deaflympics and 72 medals won by 27 countries in many sports. 17 gold medals. Smiling and happy faces everywhere, it is truly contagious that one cannot help but smile. With 17 Sports with 20 Discliplines and 177 events altogether requires tremendous planning and orchestration to ensure everything goes smoothly according to schedule, the Taiwanese Deaflympics committee are commended for their striving commitment to make this an unforgettable Deaflympics for everyone involved.

Interesting Tidbits of the 21st Deaflympics

Countries: 80

Total athletes : 2670 Men: 1842 Women: 828

First time Deaflympians: 1668

Returning Deaflympians: 1002

The youngest athlete is CHEN Teu-Ying from Taiwan at 12 years old (D.O.B. 1 Mar 1997) – Swimming

The oldest athlete is KORAK Alois from Austra at 68 years old (D.O.B. 18 JUN 1941) – Bowling

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Deaflympics - Day Two

The Day After.

Since the games were declared to have begun, the hustle of activity can be spotted everywhere, the volunteers in their bright yellow and orange trendy t-shirts and big smiles on their faces, ready for the officials, athletes and fans. The weather was scorching hot at 33C with the humidex at 42C with rare gentle breezes visiting, lending temporary relief from the heat. People from all over the world were still a-buzz with inspiration from the Opening Ceremonies on September 5, 2009 at the Taipei Arena, motivated to keep the Olympic spirit, greeting old friends and making new friends among the crowds.

The first gold medal won at the 21st Deaflympics went directly to Paul Wood from Unites States team in cycling 1000m sprint race. . Four gold medals were awarded on September 6 in cycling, shooting, and two in Taekwondo.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Deaflympics fever is back and H3 Network Media is proud to be part of it!

We at H3 Network Media are excited to announce our participation in the Deaflympics 2009 at Taipei, the biggest city of Taiwan, from September 5 – 15, 2009 as one of the media teams documenting this majestic moment in history in Taiwan. This is the first time in Deaflympics history that this event is being staged in Asia and it is a sparkling addition to both Taiwan and deaf history!

With the richness of culture in Taiwan and the community involvement to enrich the success of Deaflympics 2009, H3 Network Media’s sending a crew of 8 to bring daily film footage to you from our website the opening and closing ceremonies, athletic events, and cultural aspects and glimpses of Taiwan for your viewing pleasure, both live and on video on demand, making you feel you are here with us. To bring quality media footage to your screen, H3 Network Media have coordinated with FOCUSFIVE, (http://www.focusfive.tv) for LIVE (real time transmission) footage at the Deaflympics for your viewing pleasure.

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