The Organizing Committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 (LOC) launched its Official Song, titled ‘Let’s Go Together’.
Penned by an Emmy-nominated composer from Korea, the lyrics of the song capture the passion of the athletes, as they seek to overcome all challenges to achieve their dreams of victory. The melody has a techno feel to it, which makes the song catchy and easy to listen to.
“The song encompasses the ideals of athletics and the LOC; dare to dream and work hard to achieve greatness,” said LOC Co-President Hae-Nyoung Cho at the press conference in Seoul. He was joined by the Insooni and Gak Huh, two singers who have strong fan bases in Korea.
Insooni, often referred to as the ‘Tina Turner of Korea’, is a flamboyant R&B diva who has a successful singing career spanning three decades. Huh won the highly-acclaimed ‘Superstar K’ singing contest last year with his powerful voice. Both singers were present at the press conference in Seoul.
“I am deeply impressed because this is the first time in the IAAF World Championships history that an Official Song is produced and delivered,” said IAAF General Secretary Pierre Weiss at the press conference in Daegu. The press conference in Daegu also featured a presentation of the music video and choir performance by Keimyung University, one of the top universities in Daegu.
The General Secretary expressed his satisfaction at the cordial relations between the IAAF and the LOC, and promised that the two organizations would strive harder than before to achieve the goal of the best-ever IAAF World Championships to date.
The Official Song will be played at the IAAF and LOC functions prior to and during the Championships, including this weekend’s 3rd Daegu International Marathon and next week’s IAAF Council Meeting in Daegu. The LOC is hopeful that the song will be a hit like ‘Hand in Hand’, the official song of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, which is still popular today after more than two decades.
‘Let’s Go Together’ can be downloaded from the LOC Web-site (www.daegu2011.org).