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SPECTACULAR PALEMBANG WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY TONIGHT

GOVERNOR ALEX NOERDIN ATTENDS TRADITIONAL WELCOME FOR ALL

Pal 1 Thurs

Straight off our A380 and stepping out from the Arrivals Terminal at Palembang Airport , we were faced with a set of gigantic WORLD CUP posters – well done Palenmbang Indonesia in setting a perfect tone for this 37th World Cup Stop here in Indonesia. Its a hot 33C tonight and it will get hotter – much hotter !

Pal 2 Thurs

After the earlier very well attended Press Conference, the Official World Cup Opening Ceremony kicked off with South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin accepting a presentation from IWWF President Kuno Ritschard of a classic World Cup aluminum mounted photo enlargement of Freddy Krueger USA jumping at high altitude last year here in Palembang. The Governor was impressed !

Pal 4 Thurs

Tomorrow Friday is Practice Day – with the Jumpers on the water at 08.00hrs, followed by the Shortboarders and then an afternoon of Wakeboarding for all the Riders. With 25 Nations represented, this is going to be a great 37th World Stop Stop. Don’t worry if you have not taken the long-haul flight as you can catch all the fun on our FEE Webcast here :

www.IWWF.tv

The Riders and Skiers are now fast asleep in bed catching much needed rest after many 20 hour+ flights. By Saturday morning, all with be ready to battle for those coveted World Cup Podium places.

If you want to get some minute by minute Twitter details, try @DesBK – and join in the fun !