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EAG mascots Dony and Ami to meet the public at Olympian City

     Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) mascots "Dony" and "Ami" will greet visitors at Olympian City 2 during a roving exhibition from Friday to Sunday (April 17-19).

     The mascots will tour the exhibition and be available for photos with visitors from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (April 18 and 19).

     The exhibition covers the history of the EAG, Hong Kong's achievements in past EAGs, the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games Gallery, volunteer programme, theme song, countdown, and the graphics and design palette.

     Also on display are EAG videos, interactive sports information, memorabilia and mascot standees for photo taking.

     Roving exhibitions of different scales will be staged in the coming seven months. These will include two large-scale exhibitions at Times Square and Sunshine City (Ma On Shan) in May, and eight other shopping malls on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and the New Territories between June and November.

     A total of 36 smaller-scale exhibitions are also being held in the 18 districts from March to December. (Please refer to Annex.)

     The exhibitions have been organised by the Information Services Department, in conjunction with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Home Affairs Department, and the 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited.

     The Hong Kong 2009 EAG will be held from December 5-13. More than 3,000 athletes from nine countries and regions of East Asia will take part in more than 1,700 competitions to vie for 281 gold medals in 23 sports. Participating countries/regions are China, Japan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Guam, Macau and Hong Kong, which is the host of the Games. For more information about the Hong Kong 2009 EAG, please visit www.2009eastasiangames.hk

Ends/Wednesday, April 15, 2009


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