SEA Games Bangkok Meeting Accepts Sports Recommended by PH
Former POC president Dr. Celso Dayrit, currently Chairman of the SEA Games Council Executive Committee reported to POC President Ricky Vargas and Chairman Bambol Tolentino Monday on the meeting he attended over the weekend at the SEA Games Federation Office in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dayrit informed POC officials that the sports submitted by the Sports Committee headed by Cong. Tolentino were all approved by the SEA Games countries present in the meeting.
Tolentino remarked that this was “a positive development which validated the decisions made by the SEA Games Council in the Manila meeting last May.”
Final approval of the sports will be made in the next Council meeting to be held in Manila November 22-24, 2018.
Dayrit said “I am happy to report that the SEA Games Fedration Office accepted all the proposed sports submitted by POC, with the addition of Indoor Hockey, Floorball and Vovinam.”
Vargas hastened to add that these are also subject to compliance by the NSAs concerned with regards capability to host, arrangements, logistics, etc.plus the recognition by their respective International Federations and the POC.
The POC president said “I look forward to the final approval of these recommended sports this November. This is the maximum number, so there can no longer be any addition, but this could be lessened.”
The total number of approved sports is 56. They are:
Category 1 (Mandatory)- Athletics, Aquatics
Category 2- Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Billiard Sports, Bowling, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dance Sports, Equestrian/Polo, HOckey (indoor), Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Judo, Karatedo, Modern Pentathlon, Muay, Pencak Silat, Rowing, Rugby 7’s, Sailing/Windsurfing, Sepak Takraw, Shooting, Softball, Soft tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Traditional Boat Race, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu, Petanque and Surfing.
Total- 42 sports
Category 3- Arnis, E-Sports, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, kurash, Lawn Bowls, Obstacle Course,Floorball, Sambo, Skateboarding, Underwater Hockey and Vovinam.
Total- 12 sports
Grand Total- 56 sports