Saturday, November 25, 2006

FESPIC Games 2006

What is FESPIC Games ?
FESPIC Federation (formerly spelled out as Far East and South Pacific Games Federation for the disabled) is the sports organization for the persons with disability in Asia and South Pacific. The 1st Games were held in Oita, Japan in 1975 under the leadership of the late Dr. Nakamura, and the 8th Games were held in Busan, Korea in October 2002 with 2,199 participants from 40 countries and territories in the region.
Malaysia is hosting the 9th FESPIC Games from 25 Nov to 1 Dec 2006 with majority of the events being held at the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

The mascot (left) is the mouse deer, the native of Malaysia. Locally known as pelanduk or kancil, this shy animal is regarded as being very agile and also a quick thinker. The legendary animal is a favourite in local folktales, commonly known as "Sang Kancil", noted for its intelligence, wit, cunning feints and quick reaction to escape from all kinds of danger, especially from its enemies.

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