A total of 44 sports will be contested during November's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia.
The list and schedule of events was decided during yesterday's Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) Council meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
Representing Brunei at the meeting was His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah (pic), the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC).
All in all, a total of 542 gold medals will be up for grabs during the 26th edition of the meet from Nov 11-25.
The sports will be divided equally between Palembang and Jakarta.
Palembang will host athletics, aquatics (swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming), baseball, billiard sports, boxing, bridge, chess, fin swimming, football, gymnastics, petanque, roller sport, sepak takraw, softball, shooting, sport climbing, tennis, soft-tennis, volleyball (indoor and beach), water-ski, weightlifting and wrestling.
Jakarta, meanwhile, will organise 10-pin bowling, archery, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, futsal, golf, judo, karate-do, kempo, para-gliding, pencak silat, rowing, sailing, table tennis, taekwondo, traditional boat race, wushu and vovinam.
His Royal Highness, who is also the SEAGF honorary life president, worked to address the uncertainty surrounding the list of events at the meeting.
"I, as Honorary Life President of this Council, personally view that we should maintain the number and type of sports and events that are traditionally held since the 20th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001," he was quoted as saying in a BNOC Press release issued yesterday. "I also feel that we should add a reasonable number of new types of sports and events, which reflect the common interest of majority member nations, as these would contribute to the dynamic and spirit of the Games itself.
"For the host nation, I believe, we should give some privileges for them to drop and add a number of sports and events base on their best abilities and capabilities to organise them.
"It is our common goals and objectives to achieve a very successful and memorable Games every time we host it ..."
Courtesy from Brunei Times