Cheers For Asia Athletes At The Beijing Games

< BACK TO SPORTS starstarstarstarstar   Sport - Sports Press Release
15th August 2008, 05:32pm - Views: 783

Sports Sports DotAsia Organisation 1 image

BJ08.Asia Cheers for Asia Athletes at the Beijing Games

HONG KONG, Aug. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --

DotAsia Contributes in Multiple Areas to Support the Games held in Asia

Athletes competing in the games held in Beijing.  Breaking the traditional focus on medals by

country, BJ08.Asia will post medal standings by regions: Asia, America, Europe and Africa.

"Much is reported about the medals race between China and the USA.  BJ08.Asia aims to

encourage fans from China, Japan, Australia, India and all across Asia to cheer for all athletes

from Asia," says Edmon Chung.  "We are excited to see after 6 days of competition, Team Asia

leading with 42 gold medals, while Team Europe has 31 and Team America with 11."

According to the statistics presented at, Team Europe is the predominant

force throughout the games' modern history.  In recent years, medals from Team Asia grew

rapidly and had surpassed Team America in gold and total medals in 2000.  This year in Beijing,

with home court advantage, Team Asia has a chance to challenge Team Europe for most Gold

medals.  A recent 'Economic Briefing Paper: Modeling Olympic Performance' from

PricewaterhouseCoopers illustrated the relationship between the number of medals won versus

the economic wealth of a region.  The rapid growth for Team Asia seems to mirror the economic

growth in the Asia market. With that perspective, it is not surprising to see Asia surpassing

America and challenging Team Europe's dominance in this Asia Century.

Besides, DotAsia is also working with local authorities in Hong Kong during the

games to curb infringement on ".Asia" domains.  "We are excited that ".Asia" domains are being

deployed to bring users around the world to the official website of the games in Beijing.  DotAsia

is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and a secure, stable Internet in Asia. 

Our team will work closely with local authorities during the games in Beijing to support

responses against infringements and malicious activities on ".Asia" domains," says Chung.

Earlier in February, DotAsia participated in a commemorative TV series for the Beijing 2008

Olympic Games ( aired across China during the Lunar New

Year featuring former Olympic Gold Medalists and medal hopefuls for China.  Star athletes

including (diving), (badminton) and

(weightlifting) among others graced the show with their presence.


Pavan Budhrani


SOURCE:  DotAsia Organisation


To view this and other AsiaNet releases please visit

news articles logo NEWS ARTICLES
Contact News Articles |Remove this article