Golfer Olivia Mehaffey has been chosen as Team Ireland Flag Bearer for this evenings Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony (1pm Irish Time – http://www.olympic.org/) .
Chef de Mission Martin Burke said that “Mehaffey has been a great asset to the overall team during the Games as an individual performer and within the team context”
Mehaffey said she ” was thrilled to be chosen as Flag Bearer and very proud to represent her fellow Team Ireland athletes at the Closing Ceremony ”
NANJING, 28 Aug. – Facts and figures on the people and props for the Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.
65,000 – Gift packages for spectators containing 10 types of props
3,800 – Young athletes from 204 countries to attend the Closing Ceremony
2,000 – Performers in the ceremony
2,000 – Costumes used for the Opening Ceremony, including 500 glowing hats and 40 glowing suits for volunteers
800 – Fireworks, with 30 people involved in installing and setting off the fireworks display
766 – Number of props featured in the performances, including 120 petal-shaped lanterns and 60 hand-held fish-shaped lanterns
304 – Loudspeaker boxes
300 – People involved in the 100-minute music video of the Closing Ceremony
208.5 – Hours spent recording the music
204 – NOC flags
200 – People in the make-up team who are responsible for helping over 2,000 performers
100 – Minutes of music composed
100 – Nanjing LELE mascots
80 – Airborne objects, controlled by 20 aerial stunt machines and held by six steel cables
28 – Types of costumes used in the ceremony
9 – Costume designers
6 – Composers who wrote music for the Closing Ceremony
6 – Volunteer representative chosen to be presented with awards for their service
4 – Months of the rehearsal.