Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1998 XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur

Held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 September to 21 September 1998 is the first Asian country to act as host and the last Commonwealth Games for the 20th century. A record 70 nations (34 of which collected medals) supplied 3638 athletes.
The logo for these games was inspired by the national flower of Malaysia, the hibiscus, and was the first time that the colour yellow was introduced in the logo. (All previous logos had been red, white and blue to reflect the colours of the British Union Flag). The official mascot for the games was Wira (Malay for "warrior" or "hero") the orang utan.
And the 16th Games was declared open by the late His Majesty the King of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on 11 September. The main focus for the games and the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies was the newly built National Stadium Bukit Jalil, a 100,000 spectator capacity stadium.
21 September saw Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation declare the ceremony closed with remarks as the best Commonwealth Games ever held in the 20th Century. International stars Céline Dion and Rod Stewart entertained the crowd on that night.
The nation that won the most medals during the 1998 Commonwealth Games was Australia. England and Canada came second and third respectively, while Malaysia came in fourth place.
Below are some of my collections for 1998 Commonwealth Games :
1) Entrance Ticket 

2) Commemorative Phone Card -Limited issue only 5000 sets With Folder 

3) Commemorative 1st Day Cover 

XVI Commonwealth Games Sports with 60 Wordwide Flags FDC

Special MS FDC with Folder and Serial Number 

Souvenir Cover

4) Commemorative Key Chain & Lapel Pin 

5) Commemorative Medal 

Clear Photos as per below link :

KL98 - Medal