Sukma 2020: Logo, mascot and tagline to be launched this July

Sukma 2020: Logo, mascot and tagline to be launched this July

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The logo, mascot and tagline for the Malaysia Games (Sukma) to be held in Johor, next year, is expected to be launched this July.

Johor Youth, Sports, Cooperatives and Entrepreneurship Development Committee chairman Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali said the Johor Sukma Secretariat was currently in the planning stage for the event, as well as the volunteer registration system for the Games.

“According to estimates, Sukma 2020 would require some 3,000 volunteers,” he told Bernama, recently.

Johor Sukma will take place from July 11 to 19 next year. The last time the Games were held in the state was 1992.

Sheikh Umar, who is also Paloh state assemblyman, said so far the construction of sporting facilities including the athletic stadium, indoor stadium, velodrome and the upgrading of the aquatic centre was going according to schedule.

He said all the venues had to be completed at least three months before Sukma 2020 so that they could be adequately tested.

“There are some venues that are 80 to 90 per cent complete, and some have just begun construction. The Mount Austin Stadium, for example, is already 90 per cent complete, with only minor electricity-related utility issues and so on.

“The Larkin Arena Indoor Stadium and aquatic centre are 80 per cent complete, while the velodrome is only 10 per cent completed,” he said, adding that they were confident the venues would be ready before the event.

According to Sheikh Umar, to encourage greater viewership, the committee also intends to broadcast events from the Games live via YouTube.

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