Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The closing ceremony for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011

Have you guys watched Men’s 400m Relay, the final event of the Champs, last Sunday? I was totally overwhelmed with the Jamaican athletes winning the world record.

The organizing committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 finally held a closing ceremony at the Daegu Stadium after the evening session on Sep 4th.

 
DJ Koo and Park Mi Kyung started the show with performance and they showed the film compiled from highlights of the best Championships moments on the big screen of the Stadium.

DJ Koo and Park Mi Kyung

Next, Mayor of Daegu Metropolitan City and co-president of the organizing committee, Kim Bum-Il and IAAF president Lamine Diack gave a closing speech on the stage.

The Prime Minister of South Korea, Kim Hwang-sik declared the close of the Championships.


The traditional flag handover of the IAAF to Moscow 2013, the next hosts of the IAAF World Championships, followed the closing declaration.

Shin Moon Hee

JYJ

Crossover artist Shin Moon Hee sang "Beautiful Country” and then JYJ made a final performance with “Empty” followed by big hand from the audience.

As a citizen of Daegu I am very proud of the city for hosting the event successfully.