Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Universiade 2007: Festival of Flags

The World University Games (known officially as Universiade, which is, I finally discovered, a contraction of the words "university" and "Olympiad") kicked off today in Bangkok, Thailand.

A good portion of the events are being held at the Thammasat University campus in Rangsit. I headed out today with my camera but didn't find too much in the way of games or events taking place.

With the opening ceremony taking place in Bangkok, I believe most of today's high profile preliminary activities were at the sites located within the city.

However, I went to the main stadium at Thammasat and took some photos of some of the 170 flags representing the nations taking part in these games. I took shots of those that were aesthetically pleasing in my opinion, and ones that many people might not necessarily be familiar with.

Have a look and see if you know which countries are represented by each flag. The number corresponding to each flag appears under the picture.

The answers are in the comments section.


Festival of flags, Thammasat University, Rangsit, Thailand, August 8th, 2007


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3 comments:

Ken said...

1. Chinese Taipei (apparently this is the flag used for international competitions. For more details: Chinese Taipei)
2. Morocco
3. Bhutan
4. Angola
5. Qatar
6. Honduras
7. Micronesia
8. Turkey
9. Mariana Islands
10. Hong Kong, China
11. Botswana
12. Nepal
13. Macau, China
14. Kazakhstan
15. Mauritania

Lordmanilastone said...

hi, i wonder if you saw some representatives of the Philippine Delegation, I don't think our flag is visible here, Just wondering...^^

Ken said...

lordmanilastone,

Hi. No, I haven't seen anyone from the Philippines delegation yet.

I'll keep an eye out for them and sere if I can put up some photos in the days to come.

Cheers.