The 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide Olympic
movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia plans to recruit
more than 200,000 volunteers to manage a myriad of key positions during
Clearly one of the successes of the Games of the
XXIX Olympiad in Beijing last August were the college-age Chinese
volunteers who managed a multitude of key services including
transportation, languages and media services. Organizers of The
16th Asian Games will be recruiting - starting in March 2010 -
approximately 210,000 volunteers for Games’ time services.
During Games time some 60,000 volunteers will be posted at
each of the 50 competition venues, the Asian Games Town and more
than 70 hotels that will host journalists and visiting spectators
from around the world.
Another 150,000 volunteers
will be posted in subway stops and identified “service stations”
to offer translation and directions for spectators and visitors to
And like its Summer Olympic predecessor,
GAGOC will recruit attractive young women (and men) to be
“NBA-style” cheerleaders for major indoor stadium sports,
Games’ organizers will also
form local “cheering volunteers” to encourage sportsmanship and
cheering on athletes during all Games’ competition.
Nominations for international volunteers, as well as from Hong
Kong, Macau and Taiwan, will also be available.
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