Okinawa Corporate Games hailed a great success yet again!

 

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After a successful Okinawa Corporate Games in 2015, the Games returned to the beautiful Japanese Island 0nce again over the weekend. The Okinawan edition of the Games was one of the first on the calendar this year, and it has truly reignited the Corporate Games spirit in style. Organisations of all sizes got involved – from those that took part in 2015 returning to the Games, as well as lots of new businesses alike. The number of employees taking part had grown from last year and there were over 180 different organisations represented.  It was superb to see such a wide range of Okinawan, Japanese and International businesses getting involved.  The Games commenced at the impressive Okinawa Convention Centre which is famous for its iconic roof and spacious capacity.

The number of sponsors and partners supporting the event was huge and included internationally recognised organisations such as Toyota, Canon and Fujitsu. Toyota have since released a statement describing their time at the Games: “We think its a magnificent event where you can exchange ideas with other businesses, and the wide age ranges also allow people to exchange ideas with colleagues who they may not usually interact with. We already have some colleagues planning for next years Corporate Games. We would like to thank you for providing this great opportunity to us and wish the Games hosts the best of luck in continuing to build this great fun event to a huge scale.”

The Okinawa Corporate Games featured an impressive programme of 12 sports across the weekend, including: futsal, dodgeball, tenpin bowling and relay marathon some of the most popular.  Open water swimming was a real spectacle to see, as the briefings took place on one of the beautiful beaches of Okinawa. Fortunately, each sport was highly popular and a healthy competitive nature was  felt throughout all of the sporting competitions taking place.  However, the respect between the competitors was unrivalled.  with bows and handshakes before each fixture in addition to bows, handshakes and rounds of applause after every match.

The Games saw one of the largest division 1 categories ever seen, with vast numbers of companies entering smaller teams consisting between 1-5 employees.

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Sample Okinawan beach

Overall, the feedback so far has been incredible and there is a real buzz surrounding the Games in Okinawa which was a completely new type of event for the Island. Okinawa is renowned for its beautiful scenic views and fantastic world-class beaches which made the Games that little bit more special. However, the Games also highlighted the quality sporting venues, spaces and facilities which the Japanese island has to offer.

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AIG were again winners of the Sport For Life Grand award and were highly visible in their bright Blue shirts across the weekend.  Here their Ten Pin Bowlers show their pride and unity in the Games.

The Grand Parade was well attended again for all of the divisions and the famous tennis ball hit out was very popular with two local Mayor’s and the Chief executive of OTS launching the balls into the expectant crowds. Winners received gifts from the famous Japanees sports brand Mizuno who were also one of the sponsors on the event.

 

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The celebrations and parties were incredible too with a host of amazing artists booked to perform for the excited competitors.

Alice and Diamantes were just two of the immensely popular entertainers in attendance.

Congratulations to everyone who took part over the weekend, it was yet another great weekend to bring people together.  It boosted community cohesion, put the Island on the international map and brought people together from all walks of life. Watch this space for news and updates on future Games around the world. If you are looking to get involved in next years Okinawa Corporate Games you can contact the team below and they will be more than happy to help you!

Email: okinawa@corporate-games.com

Telephone: +81-98-859-2580

 

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It’s been a phenomenal year for the Corporate Games!

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2015 has been a fantastic year for us at the Corporate Games! We have managed to stage huge Games all over the world, from Stoke and Staffs to Sydney,Transylvania to Tokyo Each Games has been different but each has been a wonderful success in it’s own special way.

The Games has always sought to improve the health and wellbeing of staff from businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors, and this year has been no exception. Your feedback has been brilliant and so motivating; we can clearly see the positive impact that the Games has made in the workplace to so many organisations around the world by encouraging employees to be active and take up sport whilst having a great time with your colleagues.

The year kicked off with a bang with a brand new Games in Asia. The Okinawa Corporate Games was a resounding success in its inaugural year.  The Corporate Games Team in Okinawa did an amazing job of organising and preparing the Games and it has to be applauded for the incredible welcome that they gave entrants from all across the world as well as the precision of the event delivery.  Hundreds of organisations across Japan fully embracing the Games and all it has to offer. The Games saw teams of all sizes come together for a weekend of fun and sporting competition, everyone had such a good time and this success has built a strong platform for the Games on the Island in 2016 and beyond.

In the UK, the summer was once again another huge season. With the World Corporate Cup of Soccer taking place in May in association with West Ham United FC at Upton Park and the UK Corporate Games taking place in June, hosted by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Both events were hailed as hugely successful by the host destination and from all those who took part. Both weekends brought together organisations from all over the UK and across Europe and it was great to see so many existing and new businesses represented and having such a great time.  Furthermore, magnificent Games took place in Bucharest, Cape Town, Monterrey in Mexico, Istanbul and Annecy in France.

However, there were even more major events in the calendar for us this year, with the World Corporate Games in Mexico City and the Asia-Pacific Corporate Games in Tokyo, both events took place on the same weekend in November and highlighted the global reach of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community. We were delighted to see these Games were very well-attended after of all of the hard work that had gone in to both events and its was fantastic to see thousands of people from individual sole traders, right up to huge multi-national market leaders take part in the Games. Mexico City was an impressive host for the World Corporate Games but next year this prestigious Games will move to a different world-renowned City, so watch this space for the announcement of the next World Corporate Games. Also, due to the Success of the Asia-Pacific Corporate Games,   the Japanese Corporate Games Team have confirmed a 2016 Games in the Capital city once more.

November was arguably the biggest month in the Corporates Games calendar this year, or perhaps of all time. With the World Corporate Games and the Asia-pacific Corporate Games taking place at the same time, as well as the massive Australian Corporate Games.  Australia hosts three editions of the Corporate Games each year. In Queensland and New South Wales earlier in the year and then finally in November for the Melbourne edition. The Australian Corporate Games is always one of the best attended Corporate Games and it has regularly attracted up to 10,000 participants from hundreds of organisations across Australia and further afield.

On behalf of us all here at the World Headquarters of the Corporate Games, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and efforts in all of our Games around the world. This year has been another superb year on the Corporate Games calendar, and will be one to remember.

Thank you once again to all those who have taken part in the Corporate Games this year and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We are looking forward to 2016 and all the new Games that have been scheduled around the world, so watch this space for updates in the new year and we hope to see you very soon. To all of you that celebrate, we wish you a great Christmas with all your family and friends and we hope you all have a happy and successful new year with many more to come.

 

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We’re gearing up for a huge Corporate Games weekend to remember!

 

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Mexico City Metropolitan Area

Mexico City was delighted to have delivered the successful bid to host the World Corporate Games 2015 and as the 6th largest city in the world and is a crucial cultural, financial and political centre. The Mexico Corporate Games team have been working hard since the announcement to make it a resounding success for local entrants and for those that have travelled across the Globe; the team have managed to secure the most athletes ever in Mexico for this edition of the Games, so it is sure to have a busy and international feel to it. Team AXA, Sodexo and Lloyds Banking Group are just a few of the teams that have secured their complimentary places in the Games having gained first place winners certificates in the UK Corporate Games 2015. Hundreds of other organisations from across Mexico and further afield like Israel and Istanbul are scheduled to take part and every sport on the programme is expected to be a real competition for the benefit of all taking part.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the Tokyo team have been working towards the first edition of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Corporate Games, which also takes place this weekend. With over 8,000 entrants confirmed from a vast array of organisations, the Tokyo team have done a fantastic job at securing businesses from across Tokyo, mainland Japan and overseas to take part.  Vodafone UK (who signed up to enter 300 entrants in the Europe Corporate Games Liverpool 2016 this week) are just one of the overseas organisations competing in the Basketball in Tokyo and hopefully this will be a wonderful competition for everyone involved. Tokyo is an extremely advanced and modern City and it is sure to be a great host City for the Games. The Tokyo Corporate Games team have managed to secure a number of venues that are located in the impressive Tokyo Bayside area.  This destination which will be home to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, so it will be exciting for our everyday athletes to have the opportunity to visit these great sporting facilities before the international athletes descend on the city in less than 5 years time.

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Good luck to everyone taking part this weekend, whether you are going to be in Mexico City or Tokyo we can assure you its going to be a great weekend to remember!

For any more information or details on future Corporate Games, please do not hesitate to contract us here at the World Headquarters at:

Email: info@corporate-games.com

Telephone: (01733) 380 888

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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 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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  • Email: ocg-info@corporategames.jp
  • Telephone: 098-859-2580
  • Fax: 098-859-2581
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and please take a look through the Okinawa Corporate Games 2016 Brochure

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One Month left to Enter the Asia Pacific Corporate Games

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All is ready for a huge success in the Asia Pacific Corporate Games scheduled for November 13-15.  More than 6,000 entrants had a wonderful time in the Games in Tokyo last year and this year is set to be an even bigger sporting experience in this exciting destination.

Plus, the organisers have kindly offered a one time only special entry to Asian and Pacific area companies whose affiliates in Europe or around the world have entered any previous Corporate Games! The first 20 entries per organisation are courtesy of the Asia Pacific Corporate Games.

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tokyo 2To take advantage of this super offer click on www.corporate-games.com and select Asia Pacific Corporate Games. Enter your team on line and note that this is the Special Entry in the payment section. Also, feel free to contact the Games HQ in Tokyo directly by email to apcg@corporate-games.com to reserve your place.

You can also send this message to your affiliated companies and they too can take advantage of a great opportunity to play their sport in the fabulous City of Tokyo.

Special accommodation and flight rates have been arranged by the Host Organization’s Official Travel Provider so what are you waiting for?

This Games is not to be missed and there is no doubt that the welcome and the hospitality will be exemplary as well as a varied standard of sporting competition.

Plus, last year witnessed one of the most spectacular celebration in events in Games History as you can see, with incredible celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

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SO make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be one of the thousands at the inaugural Asia Pacific Corporate Games Tokyo 2015!

Good luck to you all…

 

 

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Asia Pacific Corporate Games 2015 preparations are well under way

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Following on from the great success of the Tokyo Corporate Games 2014, preparations are well under way for the Asia Pacific Corporate Games that will take place between 12-15th November 2015.

More than 6,000 entrants participated last year in Tokyo and the atmosphere was incredible.  Most of the participants involved were from mainland Japan but this year the organisers are hoping that overseas visitors will also have the confidence to visit Tokyo.

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The massive Games celebration in 2014

The Games will again be staged in the impressive Tokyo Bayside area.  This destination will be a significant area of interest for those visitors keen to attend the major multi-sport event on the horizon in Tokyo in 2020, as most of the major venues for that festival will be located there.  

The venues and facilities available to the Corporate Games are all very impressive facilities in this area and the atmosphere is set to be phenomenal with even more entrants anticipated this year.

The Games features eleven sports across nine terrific venues in the City, including:

Venue (1) Relay Marathon Venue (2) Dragonboat racing Venue (3) Tug of War Venue (4) Basketball Venue (5) Futsal Venue (6) Baseball and Softball Venue (7) Tenpin bowling Venue (8) Tennis Venue (9) Dodgeball  

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Venue Map of the impressive Tokyo Bayside Area

The Games team in Tokyo is working very closely with major supporting sponsors and organisations like Mitsui Fudosan and everyone involved is determined to showcase the legendary hospitality and attributes of the Japanese people.  Visitors will be assured of a wonderful Games experience in this bustling metropolitan City famed for its professionalism, politeness and cleanliness as well as an ever-expanding sporting expertise and interest.  What’s more very special rates are available for overseas organisations and even some sponsored entries for overseas guests! So don’t hesitate in contacting the Asia Pacific team to find out how you and your organisation can get involved.

Tejima Masao, Games Director of the Asia Pacific Corporate Games said “We are proud of the offer that we can make in Tokyo and we are determined to give visitors from across the world the very best games experience that we can.  We have some wonderful entertainment lined up again and our sports facilities are second to none”

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Teambuilding in Tokyo!

Last year witnessed an incredibly impressive stage show as part of the Great Games Party and the celebrations this year are set to be equally spectacular.

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Companies loved the spirit and camaraderie at the Grand Parade of Athletes

If you have not seen the scale of the Games in 2014 then please take a look at the Games Video.

The team in Tokyo can’t wait to welcome you to the Asia Pacific Corporate Games so take the opportunity and give the office a call on Tel.03-6869-6380 or email  contact@corporate-games.jp

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