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EAG mascots Dony and Ami to meet public at New Town Plaza

     Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) mascots "Dony" and "Ami" will greet visitors at Phase III of New Town Plaza during a roving exhibition from Friday to Sunday (October 9-11).

     The mascots will tour the exhibition and be available for photos with visitors from 1pm to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday (October 10 and 11).

     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.  EAG giveaways will be distributed while supplies last.

     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.  About 2,500 athletes from nine countries and regions of East Asia will take part in the competitions.

     EAG participating countries/regions are China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Hong Kong China, Japan, Korea, Macau China, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei and Guam.

     For more information about the Hong Kong 2009 EAG, please visit .

Ends/Thursday, October 8, 2009

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