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Total SEAG events remain undetermined

There is a possibility that only 51 sports will eventually be featured in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Five sports which includes kurash, e-sports, surfing, skateboarding and jujitsu have until Dec 7 to submit their application forms.

Member nations led by Singapore have expressed this concern after the SEA Games Federation Council held a two-day second meeting that ended last Friday to discuss the final list of sports proposed for the 30th South East Asian Games Philippines 2019.

Council officials said the five additional events still need to have endorsements either from their international federations or Asian bodies.

Chris Chan, the secretary-general of the Singapore National Olympic Council, said in an article which appeared in the Singapore Straits Times.

During the meeting held at the Conrad Hotel, a final list of approved 56 sports disciplines were presented.

The Philippines will announce the final list of events for the 56 sports on Dec 15.

The Games will be held in Clark Green City, Subic and Metro Manila in the Philippines.

Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee Executive Director Ramon Suzara discussed final list of sports disciplines for 2019 SEA Games following an inspection of Clark and Subic competition venues.

Suzara disclosed that Philippine SEA Games One Year Countdown Celebration at the Bayanihan Park, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga on Nov. 30. 

In the list are category 1 events like athletics and aquatics.

Category 2 includes archery, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, billiards, 10-pin bowling, boxing, canoe/traditional boat race, chess, cycling, dance sport, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, karatedo, modern pentathlon, muay, pencak silat, polo, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing/windsurfing, sepak takraw, skateboarding, shooting, soft tennis, squash, surfing, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, and wushu.

In Category 3 are arnis, Esports, floorball, jujitsu, kickboxing, kurash, lawn bowls/petanque, netball, obstacle course, sambo/vovinam, underwater hockey, and wakeboarding.

It was explained that key reason that no final approval have come from the IFs on the five disciplines is that officials are still trying to ensure that these sports are compliant with international anti-doping standards.

The Philippines will announce the final list of events for the 56 sports on Dec 15.

Topics: Southeast Asian Games , Ramon Suzara , Singapore National Olympic Council
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