November 7, 2010

Guangzhou 2010 — Mascot 'Le Yangyang'

การแข่งขันกีฬาเอเชียนเกมส์ ครั้งที่ 16
ณ นครกว่างโจว มณฑลกวางตุ้ง สาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีน
(12 - 27 พฤศจิกายน 2553)

Guangzhou 2010
The 16th Asian Games (also known as the XVI Asiad)
Guangzhou, China (November 12 - 27, 2010)

“Le Yangyang” is name of the leader of five Goats and the name which refers to all of the 16th Asian Games Mascots, each of them sporty and cute, and each serving as an Official Mascot.

The Mascots embody a part of GuangZhou’s unique history and culture and each Goat has an individual name that is distinctly Cantonese in style: A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang.

When you put their names together, Xiang He Ru Yi Le Yangyang – meaning Peace, Harmony and Great Happiness, with everything going as you wish – they fully express the people of Guangzhou’s hope that the 16th Asian Games bring peace, prosperity, success and happiness to the people of Asia and fulfill their, and our, Vision of a “Thrilling Games and Harmonious Asia”.

The goat also has a strong association with chinese culture and tradition, particularly Chinese characters that signify catering, etiquette and aesthetics. In the language of ancient Chinese, the character “羊” yang (goat) is identical to the character “祥” xiang (luck). The character “美” mei (beautiful) is a combination of the characters “羊”, yang, and “大” da (big), in keeping with the traditional Chinese belief that a “big goat” is “beautiful”.

- Mascot in Motion -

The Official Mascots of the 16th Asian Games (Photo Gallergy) from Love Guangzhou
Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 from

- Pictogram -

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