Laos confirms 25Th SEA Games events 2009

Posted by samakomlao Sunday, March 15, 2009

(KPL) The SEA Games Federation (SGF) and the SEA Games host nation of Laos have confirmed that 25 sports, comprising 386 events, would be included in the 25th SEA Games, scheduled to take place in Vientiane, from Dec 9-18.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia’s (OCM) honorary secretary, Sieh Kok Chi, was quoted by Bernama news agency as saying that the final number was determined after Laos decided to drop soft tennis from the list at the SGF council meeting in November.
“The OCM was given to understand that the host nation would not consider any more appeal for the inclusion of additional sports or events, although a number of countries had come forward to request the inclusion of a range of events.

With the latest development, The 25th SEA Games in Laos will encompass athletics, archery, aquatics, badminton, billiards & snooker, boxing, cycling, football, golf, judo, karate, sepak takraw, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, weightlifting, wushu, muay thai, petanque, silat, shuttlecock juggling and fin swimming.

The 25 sports in Laos, which is hosting the Games for the first time, pales in comparison to the 43 sports included at the 2007 Korat SEA Games in Thailand.

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