Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Feast at Deaflympics

The closing ceremonies of the 21st summer Deaflympics will include a large open-air banquet in Taipei. The focus will be Taiwanese delicacies like beef noodle, steamed dumplings and oyster omelet. Theatre director and playwrite Stan Lai designed both the opening and closing ceremonies. Deaflympics' rules state that the final soccer game must be played at the main stadium. That means he'll have only two hours to put everything in place. This will be the first time an International Olympic Committee sanctioned event has ended with a serving of banquet. There will be about 300 tables for the athletes while the spectators (numbering about 15,000) will be given a box of food. During the meal, music, dancing and singing will fill the stadium.