The Okinawa team are preparing for a huge Games in March 2016!

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The Great Games Party – Okinawa 2015

Preparations are now well underway in Japan for the Okinawa edition of the Corporate Games. The Games will commence in March 2016,  after a huge team effort from the Okinawa Corporate Games Executive Committee and a great deal of anticipation from those taking part and the wider Worldwide Corporate Games Community. The Games will showcase the very best venue on the Island and will give businesses from all over the world the chance to experience the fantastic sporting facilities and services that Okinawa has to offer.

Here at the World Headquarters of the Corporate Games, we are thrilled for the Okinawa team and are very excited for the Games to commence next year. Japan as a whole, is a great host for the Corporate Games, with a superb Okinawa Games taking place earlier in the year and a hugely anticipated Asia-Pacific Corporate Games taking place in Tokyo next month.  The Corporate Games is continuing to grow in popularity in Japan, as it is an extremely hard-working, high achieving and active country. Those that are keen to visit the beautiful Island of Okinawa will get the chance to build relationships with the Okinawan people and businesses.  It is a wonderful experience to get a taste of their culture and they are famous across the world for their hospitable and friendly welcoming nature.  So we would be delighted to strongly encourage any organisations, from neighbouring countries or further afield to visit this fantastic part of the world and take advantage of the fantastic opportunities that exists with the Games over there.

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The Grand Parade of Athletes – Okinawa 2015

 

The Games next year are set to be huge, with organisations of all sizes signing up to compete in one of the world’s largest annual multi-sport festivals for business. The Okinawa Corporate Games will feature 16 great sports on to the programme.  2016 will be the second edition of the Games there after an incredibly successful and impressive inaugural Games earlier this year. There truly is something for everybody on the programme, including: badminton, baseball, basketball, dragon boat racing, soft darts, futsal, relay marathon, softball, table tennis, tenpin bowling, volleyball and open water swimming.

The open water swimming in particular, is being tipped by the Okinawan team to be one of the most popular sports on the programme. Partly due to the International Olympic Committee having recently confirmed a 10km-marathon open water swim as part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as well as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule. However, the open water swimming competition is also expected to be very popular for the Corporate Games in Okinawa because of the comfortable sea temperature of 21C and the beautiful setting of the emerald blue pacific by the chatan-town coastline, where the event will take place. The swim has also been split into three separate routes to accommodate swimmers of all different abilities, including: a ‘shorter’ 1.2km course for those who wish to experience distance swimming in the sea – perhaps for the first time, a 3.1km route for those who enjoy the thrill and challenge of distance open-water swimming and enjoy healthy competition and finally, a 5/10km route for competitive athletes who might like to use the Games for training or competitive purposes.

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Sunset Beach, Okinawa

The entry fee for the Okinawa Games is set at a reasonable JPY 10,000 (roughly £55) per person. Entering into the Okinawa Games guarantees a place and participation into one of the many exciting sports on the programme as well the SuperCentre Celebration, Grand Parade of Athletes, Great Games Party, Closing Awards Celebration, a Corporate Games original sports top, as well as admission into the continually growing Worldwide Corporate Games Community. Supplements are also available for particular sports and the closing date for all admission’s is the 31st of December. So act fast to make sure you secure your sport of choice.

Entry is incredibly easy, simply complete an entry form and register your interest into the appropriate sport.

 

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Okinawan team as they will be more than happy to help. All the necessary information can be found below:

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The Okinawa Corporate Games team!
  • Email: ocg-info@corporategames.jp
  • Telephone: 098-859-2580
  • Fax: 098-859-2581
  • Website
  • Facebook

and please take a look through the Okinawa Corporate Games 2016 Brochure

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Smiles and Celebrations at the UK Corporate Games 2011 Closing Awards

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CSCThe Games Headquarters would like to offer their sincere congratulations to all our Award Winners for their outstanding efforts at this year’s UK Corporate Games Loughborough 2011.

Last week saw representatives from the winning organisations of the 2011 Games come together for an exceptional event at the prestigious Gherkin building in London.

Hosted by CSC, Platinum sponsor for the 2011 and 2012 UK Corporate Games, the guests relived their successes and team achievements over drinks and canapés. The Celebrations were followed by a formal podium presentation, where the winning organisations’ achievements were fully recognised.

Caroline Whalley-Hunter, Finance Director for CSC joined Corporate Games Life Members, Rose D’Costa MBE and Peter D’Costa MBE, in presenting the Corporate Awards to each organisation.

Caroline described the Games as “the best investment of its kind, offering limitless opportunities to organisations for team building, improving fitness in the workplace, widening employer engagement whilst also providing exposure to new clients” which, is what she calls “real value for money.”Winners on the podium once again at the UK Corporate Games 2011 Closing Awards.

Representatives from a host of organisations like Vodafone, Accenture, Onwards & Upwards, Ernst & Young, IBM, Intel, East Midlands Airport, Asda, Fujitsu, Towers Watson, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, RWE NPower, Nationwide, John Lewis Partnership, Sparta and Paul Lewis Haulage were recognised – each one proud of their team’s successes.

It comes as no surprise that these companies have already started to prepare for next year’s event.

With the UK Corporate Games landing in Preston for the Olympic year – the room was alive with talk of next year’s teams, including competitive yet friendly banter between organisations.

Wendy Gannaway, Managing Director of Onwards & Upwards, urges other companies to join in and sign up for the Games in Preston for 2012:

“No matter which who you are or what you do, the Games has a sport for you. It is an incredible event that guarantees a fantastic sports experience and an opportunity for you to really let your hair down and enjoy yourself. You’ll meet some fantastic people across the weekend from all walks of life, all over the UK. Win, lose or draw, my team are always buzzing after the Games weekend – it is the talk of the office on Monday morning!”

Our sincere congratulations go to all our Award winners for 2011 – and we look forward to seeing the teams again in 2012 to defend their titles!

Click here for the full Games Results

Click here for more information on the UK Corporate Games Preston 2012

 

CLOSING AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE AT LONDON GHERKIN

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Arguably one of the most iconic buildings in London, 30 St Mary Axe a.k.a. the Gherkin, will host this year’s Closing Awards Celebration for the UK Corporate Games Loughborough 2011.

The event is being kindly hosted by CSC, Platinum Champions for the 2011 and 2012 UK Corporate Games who also took part in this year’s Games.

Over 40 companies and sponsors will be attending the Celebration, with Team Leaders and Senior Management receiving awards on behalf of the winning organisations.

“This year the annual UK Corporate Games was held at the great sporting university that is Loughborough. Accenture increased the number of athletes attending by more than 50% on 2010’s effort in taking 100 athletes participating in a range of sports including Football, Badminton, Hockey, Netball, Karting, Tennis Rugby and many more.

With such an impressive number of athletes confidence was high that we would be walking away with medals from several of the events. Despite the heavens opening and a downpour ensuing on the Saturday, athletes overcame and persevered for that dream medal. It was an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience for all athletes, both those participating in their first Games and those who are annual participants.”

David O’Brien, Team Leader from Accenture

The event will take place on Thursday 27 October 2011.
A welcome Drinks Reception will commence at 1930h in the Customer Briefing Suite.
The Awards Celebration will begin promptly at 20:00.

If you have received an invitation via post, please respond no later than 20 October to Loretta
44(0)1733 380 888    loretta.grout@corporate-games.com