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ASEAN ParaGames
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ASEAN Para Games Logo
First Event Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 25 to October 30, 2001
Occur every 2 years
Last Event Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15-19 Aug 2009
Website ASEAN Para Sports Federation

The ASEAN Para Games is a biannual multi-sport event held after every Southeast Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities. The games are participated by the 11 countries located in Southeast Asia. The Para Games, patterned after the Paralympic Games, are played by physically-challenged athletes with mobility disabilities, visual disabilities, who are amputees and those with cerebral palsy.

The ASEAN ParaGames is under the regulation of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF). The games are hosted by the same country where the SEA Games took place.

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History

Current Games

  • 5th ASEAN Para Games originally scheduled for Laos was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 15-19, 2009. Laos was expected to host the 2009 SEA Games but begged off from hosting the 5th ASEAN Paragames due to financial difficulty and inexperience in providing necessary support for athletes with disabilities.

Future Games

Previous Games
The 1st ASEAN Para Games, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 25, 2001 to October 30, 2001, was the initial major sports event of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF).

The APSF was conceived in the special meeting of the National Paralympic Committees of the ASEAN countries during the 10th Malaysian Paralympiad and the ASEAN Cities Invitational. The ASEAN Para Games, the “parallel” sports event for the disabled after every Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), was patterned after the Paralympics and the FESPIC Games.

The design shows the Asean logo positioned with the symbol and image of Paralympic and a victory laurel. The design intends to show the emergence of togetherness of Paralympic Sports Leaders with One Vision, One Mission and a commitment in the pursuit of equality in sports and in life for persons with a disability in the ASEAN region.

Asean solidarity, working together through APSF with an unbreakable bond in unity and brotherhood shall display the will and determination to achieve success in sports and in life. The victory laurel signifies this commitment to exccellence.

From this regional image, a sense of cooperation, pride and eternal harmony is unmasked and it is an image that connects us all together in "Mind, Body, Spirit" as in the ideals of the Paralympic Movement.

Participant Countries

Code Nation / IOC designation First use ISO-code Notes
BRU  Brunei
(IOC designation: Brunei Darussalam)
1988 BRN -
CAM  Cambodia 1956 KHM -
INA  Indonesia 1956 IDN IHO 1952
FIFA-code IDN
LAO  Laos
(IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic)
1980 LAO -
MAS  Malaysia 1956 MYS -
MYA  Myanmar 1996 MMR BIR 1948-1992
PHI  Philippines 1924 PHL -
SIN  Singapore 1948 SGP -
THA  Thailand 1952 THA -
TLS  Timor-Leste 2004 TLS IOA 2000
VIE  Vietnam
(IOC designation: Viet Nam)
1952 VNM -

Host Cities of the ASEAN ParaGames

Objectives

  • To promote friendship and solidarity among persons with disabilities in the ASEAN region through sports;
  • To promote and develop sports for the differently abled;
  • To rehabilitate and integrate persons with disability into mainstream society through sports.

Sports

Target Sports

Ball Sports

Water Sports

  • Sailing
  • Swimming

See also

External links

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