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Vietnam SEAG preparation underway

A CHEF DE MISSION meeting is set in early January as preparations shift to high gear with under only five months before the 31st Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony in Hanoi on May 12 next year.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Ramon ‘El Presidente’ Fernandez said he was informed by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) about the plan but he still waiting the official announcement from the organizers.

The meeting will be held face-to-face—the first to be organized by host Vietnam for the postponed Games that end May 23.

The SEA Games, the second time Vietnam is hosting the multi-sport event, was originally scheduled for November 21 to December 2.

Fernandez is expected to accompany by his deputies—Atty. Alberto Agra of obstacle sports and Pearl Managuelod of muay thai.

The meeting is set in Hanoi with the organizers setting the dates and agenda within the week.

The Philippines intends to send a 626-athlete delegation which will compete in 29 of the 30 sports in the Hanoi program.

The second Chefs de Mission and Technical Delegates Meeting is set on March 13.

Also up on the POC task this week is the submission of entry by numbers to the Huangzhou 19th Asian Games on or before December 31.

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