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The latest meeting of the SEA Games Federation Council has agreed to increase the number of sports to be contested at 2019 SEA Games
The Vice Presidents secretary-general of Lao Olympic Committee, Mr. Kasem Inthara, who also heads Laos’s working committee at the SEA Games Federation Council, has attended a meeting of representatives of all member countries to discuss the list of sports to be included in the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.
As only 30 sports have initially been listed for next year’s games, the meeting convened a session to look at other sports, which member countries have proposed for inclusion.
After more than three hours of discussion, 26 more sports were chosen to be included in the 2019 SEA Games, including chess, futsal, ice hockey, windsurf, soft tennis, indoor hockey, petanque, and lawn bowls, for instance.
The SEA Games Federation Council’s working committee will meet again on November 22 in Manila to discuss the number of medals to be awarded to athletes at next year’s games.