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2015 SEA Games’ mascot, logo, tagline launched

The 2015 SEA Games that Singapore will host will be themed "Celebrate the Extraordinary", which is about connecting individuals, communities and countries to their dreams.

SINGAPORE: The 2015 SEA Games that Singapore will host will be themed "Celebrate the Extraordinary", which is about connecting individuals, communities and countries to their dreams.

The 28th SEA Games’ tagline was unveiled by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the SEA Games’ launch party at Gardens by the Bay on Saturday.

President Tan also unveiled the mascot and logos for the SEA Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games.

The SEA Games logo represents the meeting of Southeast Asia, while its mascot, Nila the Lion, which was used at the 2012 Singapore Games, has been given a new look for 2015.

Singapore last hosted the regional sporting meet in 1993, and the 2015 edition will coincide with the country's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The 2015 SEA Games logo also symbolises individual dreams united in the spirit of the games.

Meanwhile, the three figures for the ASEAN Para Games logo represent inclusiveness, uplifting and transforming disabled sports, and national pride.

One of the original songs for the 2015 SEA Games titled "Forever" was also launched on Saturday.

Over 9,000 athletes and officials are expected to participate in the 2015 SEA Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games.

Organisers said more than 12,000 volunteers -- 5,000 have signed up, while more than 7,000 are pledges from educational institutions -- out of the 15,000 being targeted, have stepped forward.

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