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PH Asean Para Games moved to March due to ‘funding constraints’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:34 PM December 20, 2019

FILE – Philippines’ Ernie Gawilan during the Men’s 100m Freestyle – S8 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11, 2016. Photo by Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC via AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The 2020 Asean Para Games hosted by the Philippines has been moved to a later date from its original schedule in January amid “financial constraints and logistical difficulties.”

From its original dates of Jan. 18 to 25 2020, the Para Games, a multi-sport event for differently-abled athletes in the region, would instead be held in March.

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The move was made as per the advice of the Philippines Sports Commission to the Philippine Paralympic Committee, according to a statement.

The Asean Para Games is a twin event of the biennial Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines also just recently hosted.

“While we have made every effort to prepare the Games in the past 1 and a half years, matters well beyond our control are compelling us to reschedule the event,” said PPC president Mike Barredo.

Barredo added that shifting the schedule to March would allow the PPC “to be able to have enough time for financial and logistical matters to be settled.”

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