Brunei Darussalam National
Olympic Council (BNOC) president
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri
Bolkiah (L) at the meeting
yesterday. Picture: Infofoto
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports' national selection and evaluation committee met yesterday to discuss the sports the country will compete in at November's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia.
In charge of deciding which athletes represent Brunei in any contingent the Sultanate sends to regional and international tournaments, the committee who receives input from various sources has shortlisted 13 sports for the Nov 11-22 biennial tournament.
Chaired by the ministry's permanent secretary and the committee's chairman Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Hamid Hj Mohd Jaafar, the meeting at the Conference Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas was also attended by Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC) president His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah.
A Press release issued by the BNOC yesterday stated that the sports selected will depend on the performance of the athletes that the respective sport associations have nominated.
The list of sports that the country will be competing in at the 26th edition of the Games will be announced at a later date.
The committee also comprises of officials from the Department of Youth and Sports, Royal Brunei Armed Forces' Sports Council (MS ABDB), Royal Brunei Police Force Sports Council (MS PDB) and the Schools Sports Council (MSSS).
The last edition of the multi-sport tournament, the 2009 Laos SEA Games , saw Brunei send 24 athletes in six sports.
It is understood that athlete selection for the contingent two years ago was based on them meeting the times or distances of bronze medallists during the 2007 SEA Games and their achievements at overseas tournaments.
Among the other criteria were maintaining their discipline and attendance in training.
Courtesy from Brunei Times