No bloated SEA Games delegation this time


For once, there will be no bloated Philippine delegation to the Southeast Asian Games.

With host Myanmar (Burma) cutting down the country’s medal chances by adding indigenous sports in the roster of events, Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia yesterday said only the minimum number of Filipino entries will be sent to the Dec. 11 to 22 sportsfest.

“Only a limited number will be sent,” said Garcia. “The criteria the task force will set will be very strict, to the point that it will limit our participation.”

Composed of officials from the PSC and the Philippine Olympic Committee, the task force is toying with the idea of either sending only the athletes who won gold or silver medals in the last SEA Games or limit the country’s participation to Olympic sports.

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  • Bitoy

    we are so obsessed with this “glamorized barangay sport event”!

  • Jao Romero

    wag na sumama yung mga officials, mga asawa’t anak nila, at kung sino-sino pang sabit sa delegation. strictly coaches and athletes lang. sigurado di magiging bloated yan. palakad nyo bulok!

  • anton

    mas marami pa kasi ang sports officials kaysa sa athletes. could you please provide us the list of sports officials who composed the olympic delegation in london?

  • hustlergalore

    nyak! ang parating bloated number of delegates ay yung mga officers. hindi mga athletes!

  • akramgolteb

    Bawasan nyo ng kalahati ang mga sabit na opisyal na sumasama kahit wala naman silang kinalaman sa sport at ipalit ninyo mga athelete, hind magiging bloated ang delegation.

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