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  • Come to Gwanghwamun Square to Watch Haetti & Haeon, Mascots of National Sports Festival

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    Seoul will be holding the “mascot exhibition” from August 26 to September 1, 2019 at Gwanghwamun Square, in order to successfully host the 100th National Sports Festival and 39th National Para Games. The exhibition was prepared to spark the interest of regular citizens to participate in the 100th National Sports Festival that will be held from October 4 to 10, 2019 and the 39th National Para Games that will be held from October 15 to 19, 2019.

    A total of 74 sculptures will be on display, including those representing 45 of the 47 sports played at the National Sports Festival (excluding the modern pentathlon and triathlon), and those embodying 29 sports of the 30 sports played at the National Para Games. There are two mascots, Haetti (yellow) for the 100th National Sports Festival and Haeon (blue) for the 39th National Para Games.

    Haetti (Taekkyeon)		Haeon (goalball)

    The sculptures of the mascots were manufactured to stand 1.3 meters high, including the 30-centimeter base, with colorful expressions and gestures to allow viewers, from children to adults, to feel free to enjoy the exhibition and take photos together with them.

    Following the exhibition in Gwanghwamun Square, the mascots will participate in travelling exhibitions to be displayed in other venues including Seoul Plaza (Sept. 10-15) and Jamsil Sports Complex (Oct. 4-19) to entice more visitors. After the sports festivals comes to an end, the sculptures will be installed in stadiums or in each sports association to be continuously in use.

    Overview of the 100th National Sports Festival and 39th National Para Games

    100th National Sports Festival
    · Dates: October 4-10, 2019
    · Venues: 73 stadiums including Jamsil Stadium
    · Number of Sports to be Played: 47 (45 regular sports, 2 demonstration sports) / high school competition, university competition, general competition
    · Number of Participants: ~30,000 (17 cities and provinces, 18 overseas Koreans teams, board members)

    100th National Sports Festival
    Category Sports
    Regular(45) Record Game # of Sports (22) Golf, gungdo, modern pentathlon, dance sports, roller skating, bowling, shooting, mountaineering, water-skiing, wakeboard, swimming, horse-riding, archery, aerobics, weightlifting, yachting, track and field, cycling, boat racing, triathlon, gymnastics, canoeing, finswimming, (wushu Touro)
    Tournament Games Group (8) Basketball, rugby, volleyball, sepak takraw, softball, soccer, hockey, handball, (water polo)
    Group/Individual(8) Gumdo, baduk, badminton, squash, soft tennis, table tennis, tennis, fencing
    Weight Class(7) Billiards, wrestling, boxing, ssireum, wushu (sanda), judo, taekwondo
    Demonstration (2) Taekkyeon, bodybuilding

    39th National Para Games
    · Dates: October 15-19, 2019
    · Venues: 32 stadiums including Jamsil Stadium
    · Number of Sports to be Played: 30
    · Number of Participants: ~8,500 (6,000 players, 2,500 board members and guardians)

    39th National Para Games
    Category Sports
    Professional (27) Goalball, basketball, billiards, dance sports, wheelchair rugby, lawn bowl, volleyball, badminton, boccia, bowling, shooting, cycling, swimming, archery, weightlifting, yachting, judo, track and field, boat racing, soccer, table tennis, taekwondo, wheelchair tennis, park golf, fencing, canoeing (demonstration), triathlon (demonstration)
    Amateur (18) Gate ball, basketball, billiards, dance sports, wheelchair rugby, lawn bowl, badminton, bowling, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, track and field, boat racing, soccer, table tennis, park golf, table shuffleboard (demonstration), showdown (demonstration)