Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Olympic Torch in KL

Malaysian sports fans should keep the 21st of April 2008 blocked. Malaysians will be able to witness firsthand the Olympic Torch relay in Kuala Lumpur. Samsung a Worldwide Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Presenting Partner for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay is recruiting approximately 1,500 Torchbearers from all around the world.

For the second time in the history of Olympics; the flame will pass through Malaysian shores and 18 Malaysians will stand the chance-of-a-lifetime to be an Olympic Torchbearer. Kicking off from Dataran Merdeka, and will pass Stadium Merdeka, Sg Wang, KL Tower and culminate in KLCC.

Samsung will also be hosting a Fun Run on 20th April 2008 where the torch will be on display. The 5 km run will begin at 7.30 a.m. at Dataran Merdeka.

Yang Berbahagia Datin Paduka Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir, Ras Adiba Radzi, Nicol Ann David and Lee Chong Wei have been selected as four role models who will be carrying the torch for their notable contributions to society and their tenacity to overcome challenges.

Samsung has been a worldwide Olympic sponsor since 1998 and a presenter of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004. As the Worldwide Olympics Wireless Communications Partner for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Samsung contributes superior wireless technologies and mobile phones through the company’s Wireless Olympic Works (WOW) initiative, to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the Olympic Games.

The four role models who will be carrying the torch on April 21 in Kuala Lumpur are Yang Berbahagia Datin Paduka Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir, Ras Adiba Radzi, Nicol Ann David and Lee Chong Wei. They were meticulously chosen by Samsung Malaysia Electronics for their notable contributions to society and their tenacity to overcome challenges in their lives to achieve success in their respective fields.

Journey of Harmony

In conjunction with its sponsorship of the Olympic Games, Samsung has pledged to donate RM 0.10 to charity, for every signed online petition. All proceeds will be donated to three selected charity homes.

All you have to do is click on the link and register your name. The more clicks the more money these charities will receive. So go and register now!

4 comments:

durianberry said...

Thanks for the news. Any idea what time the Olympic torch relay event will start? I'm interested to take a couple of snapshots :)

visithra said...

hi durian - no prob - here's the details on its starting point

The leg in KL will officially kick off 11am at the Dataran Merdeka with much fanfare. It will take you pass Stadium Merdeka, Sg Wang, KL Tower and finally KLCC.

The convoy is scheduled to pass at the Samsung Kiosk beside Lot10 Sg. Wang at approx 4.30pm. You can come at 4.00pm where the crowd can participate in games and redeem goodies just before the convoy arrives. Phones, MP3 players and many other goodies are up for grabs

durianberry said...

Thank you! There isn't much information in newspaper. I'll be there for the event

visithra said...

no prob - have fun - dont think ill be able to make it though i do want to