July 24, 2011

Macau 2007 • the 2nd Asian Indoor Games

The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China
26 October - 3 November 2007

Most events of the games took place at the Macao East Asian Games Dome.

Significance of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games Emblem
The shining sun is adopted from the emblem of the Olympic Council of Asia and symbolizes the enthusiasm, charm and cohesion of Asian people. Two Chinese characters make up the rest of the emblem. Two yellow strokes form the Chinese character for “people,” thus reflecting the concept of humanity. Two blue horizontal strokes form the Chinese character “two,” signifying the Second Indoor Asian Games. Two green vertical strokes represent two healthily growing trees, embodying the commitment of Macao to environmental protection and to the healthy growth of an Asian sports culture.
Together, these six simple strokes produce the image of a house, symbolizing the “indoor” games. This bright, simple, yet elegant emblem represents the overall culture of Macao – characterized by its immense vigor, diversity and unified support of the 2007 2nd Asian Indoor Games soon to be held in our region.

The concept of "Mei Mei" derives from the wild migratory Black-faced Spoonbills which come and perch in Macao every year. "Mei Mei" soars high into the sky, symbolizing that Macao opens new paths with endless innovative spirit, and also represent the youthful, boundless and ground-breaking force of the Asian Indoor Games. As this migratory bird has been chosen to be the mascot, "Mei Mei" not only shows her energy of flying high, but also encourages Macao citizens to participate in the Macao 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor Games.

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