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09 Dec 2019
Surfing hero to carry Philippines flag in SEA Games closing ceremony

Manila, Philippines, December 9, 2019: The government’s Philippine Sports Commission will be recognising surfer Roger Casugay’s heroic act during the 30th Southeast Asian Games by giving him a plaque of recognition and cash incentive.

In a statement on Monday, PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said that Casugay’s action in saving a stricken rival in the wild surf embodied the Filipino athlete’s true spirit of heroism, sportsmanship and sac....

09 Dec 2019
Singapore NOC touches hearts in orphanage visit

Angeles City, Philippines, December 9, 2019: The Singapore National Olympic Council stepped aside from the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Monday to bring a little festive cheer to an orphanage near the Clark venue cluster.

The Secretary General of the Singapore NOC, Chris Chan, together with team officials and athletes visited the Duyan Ni Maria Children’s Home in Mabalacat City, Pampanga province, 100km north of the capital....

09 Dec 2019
OCA's Olympasia provides Nepal NOC with a home of its own

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 9, 2019: Home is where the heart is and, in the case of the Nepal Olympic Committee, that beating heart is the Nepal Olympic Building - an Olympasia project – the centre of operations for the 13th South Asian Games.

The pride of the Nepal Olympic Committee in Satdobato, Lalitpur came about due to the initiative begun in 2001 by the Olympic Council of Asia, which, in its ongoing efforts to promote sport throughout th....

09 Dec 2019
Philippines sports chief looks to SEA Games legacies, not just gold

Manila, Philippines, December 9, 2019: Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman and Chef de Mission William "Butch" Ramirez says there is much more to celebrate at the 30th Southeast Asian Games than the golden haul of Filipino athletes.

He noted that the competition had awakened a sense of patriotism among the Filipinos, who were one in cheering for the athletes despite the result of their events.

"More than the m....

08 Dec 2019
Hosts hold healthy lead as SEA Games enters home straight

Manila, Philippines, December 8, 2019: Host nation the Philippines entered the second week of competition at the 30th Southeast Asian Games with a healthy lead in the medals table. The final day of competition is Wednesday, December 11.

After seven days of medal competition beginning December 1 following the opening ceremony the previous evening, the Philippines tops the rankings with 89 gold, 67 silver and 65 bronze medals for a total of 221....

08 Dec 2019
New Clark City aquatics centre prepares to host Asian championships in 2020

Capas, Philippines, December 5, 2019: The Secretary General of the Asia Swimming Federation, Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry, had only one word to describe the new aquatics complex in the Philippines: “Excellent!”

The Omani swimming official is attending the 30th Southeast Asian Games and is mightily impressed with the 2,000-capacity aquatics centre at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac – 130km north of the capital Manila.

The aquatics centre,....

08 Dec 2019
Bogati’s marathon victory the spark to light athletics fire in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 7, 2019: Nepalese Armed Police Force constable Kiran Singh Bogati could be the spark that lights long-distance running in the Himalayan Kingdom after he won the men’s marathon at the 13th South Asian Games on Saturday.

Bogati, 35, won the 42.195km test-of-endurance in two hours 21.17 seconds to trigger massive celebrations at the Dasharath Stadium. The silver and bronze places were grabbed by two Indian runners, Ras....

08 Dec 2019
Top official proposes major changes to South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 7, 2019: The South Asian Games should be held every four years according to a top official of the South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC), Sri Lanka’s Maxwell de Silva, who is also proposing that the Games be commercially marketed to attract much-needed revenue.

De Silva, who is also the Secretary General of the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee and a stalwart of Asian sport, has called for the constitution of SAOC - the regio....

08 Dec 2019
Singapore NOC celebrates sailing, swimming qualification for Tokyo 2020

Manila, Philippines, December 8, 2019: The Singapore National Olympic Council has a lot more to celebrate than SEA Games gold medals – such as qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next July.

The Singapore NOC posted a Facebook tribute to its athletes competing here and further afield on Sunday, saying: “Our heartiest congratulations to Team Singapore athletes who have made waves this week in obtaining Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification.....

08 Dec 2019
Philippines' rugby sevens victory sparks proud pitch invasion at SEA Games

Clark, Philippines, December 8, 2019: The Philippines went rugby crazy at the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday.

The temporary stands at the former parade ground of the United States military in Clark, Pampanga, were rocking as the Philippines won the men’s rugby sevens final – making up for the defeat of the women’s team at the hands of tough and tenacious Thailand just a few minutes earlier.

The atmosphere was electric, and all ....

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