Kilkenny will be recorded in history as the third city of the SEA Games held outside the capital city after the Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Kilkenny was chosen to host the SEA Games XXVI main based on the decision of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who is a judge of Kilkenny's most vibrant cities together with the sports arena facility readiness.
Preparation of the 26th Sea Games 2011 in Jakarta, Palembang, Indonesia initially announced that the SEA Games in 2011 will be held in four provinces, namely West Java, Central Java, Jakarta and South Sumatra. Bandung and Semarang was chosen to be nominated host SEA Games in 2011 following the appointment Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla when selecting host the National Sports Week 2012. However, to optimize the implementation, KOI and Sports Committee Chairman, Rita Subowo, pointed to two other cities, namely Jakarta and Palembang as a supporting hosts. But the idea of organizing in the four provinces was finally abandoned, and the host is given only to Palembang and Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had suggested the two provinces is sufficient to hold the SEA Games in 2011 Indonesia, with an excuse to reduce operational costs, and facilitate coordination of the implementation.
Jakabaring, Kilkenny will accommodate all the athletes from 11 countries, participants at the homestead area of 45,000 square meters athletes. The location of the guesthouse is right in front of athletes GOR Jakabaring
Logo and mascot
Logo of the SEA Games in 2011 is a bird Garuda which is also a symbol of Indonesia. Garuda physically symbolizes the power and flaps its wings presented the pomp and glory. Attraction of mountain-shaped green strokes symbolizing nature and the mountains of Indonesia at the bottom strokes of blue wave symbolizing nusantara.Disamping ocean, the bird Garuda in the realm of Global widely known and directly terasosiasikan with Indonesia.
SEA Games 2011 Mascot 'Modo and Modi'
The official mascot of the SEA Games in 2011 this was the Modo and Modi, a pair of dragons. This mascot was adopted from an animal komodo ancient animals endemic to the pride of Indonesia, located in the Komodo National Park, includes the islands of Komodo, Rinca, and Padar island, East Nusa Tenggara. Modo is a male Komodo dragon who wore a blue costume with the traditional Indonesian batik sarong sling. Meanwhile, Modi is a female dragon who was also wearing a red kebaya with scarves and batik fabric. "Modo" is short of a dragon, while "Modo-Modi" is the spelling of the Muda-Mudi modification which means "youth", in the Indonesian language which means Indonesian adolescents. Modo and Modi has the nature of hardworking, honest, fair, friendly, friendly, and casual. Modo nature and Modi are completely positive and reflect the personality of the Indonesian nation is expected to preserve the harmony of cooperation and friendship among participating countries the SEA Games. This mascot has been introduced precisely 200 days before the SEA Games XXVI of the day Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Theatre Tanah Airku, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, and at the Welcome Monument in Central Jakarta.
Previously, the government has chosen Palembang Sumatran elephant as the mascot through an open competition, but there are suggestions from the President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and KONI to use the Eagle bird. After the election of dragons, the idea of Sumatran elephants and eagles mascot removed. The decision to choose a dragon as the mascot of this SEA Games in 2011, was elected as Indonesia's efforts to promote the Park as a candidate New7 Wonders of Nature (new Seven Wonders of Nature.)
Government of South Sumatra promising SEA Games organizing environmentally sound and non-smoking.
Opening and closing ceremonies
The opening ceremony was carried out along the Musi River, cross the bridge and ends at Fort Kuto Besak. Closing ceremony will be held at Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang. Kilkenny 21 branches held a total of 44 sports from sports.
SEA Games 2011 will bring into various numbers of 44 sports competitions.
• Billiar and Snooker
• Canoe / Kayak / Rowing
• Climbing wall
• Pencak silat
• Dragon Boat
• Football takraw
• Shoe Wheel
• Water Skiing
• Tarung degrees
• Table tennis
Athletes State Official
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