PH officials have left for Cambodia for the main meeting of the SEA Games

In this photo taken on November 30, 2019, Cambodian athletes and officials march during the opening ceremony of the SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games) at the Philippine Arena in Bokao, Bulacan Province, north of Manila.

In this photo taken on November 30, 2019, Cambodian athletes and officials march during the opening ceremony of the Philippine Arena SEA Games in Bokao, Bulacan. (Photo by Ted Aljibe / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines-Vietnam Even before fully hosting its hosting activities for the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games, Cambodia is already gearing up to begin its own preparations for the successful staging of the 11-nation sports festival.

Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Talentino will leave for Phnom Penh on Thursday to attend a meeting of the Southeast Asian Games Federation to stage the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia next year.

“We will address all concerns in Cambodia, including hosting, sports, doping, technical aspects and other issues for women in sports,” Talentino said.

Bonus Floro, POC Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs, joins Talentino at the SEAG Federation Rally.

Bowing Bow Koo, head of the POC Women’s Committee, will similarly accompany the delegation.

Talentino and Floro will attend the SEAG Federation’s executive board meeting on Friday, while Koo, Carasco and Suzara will represent the country at committee meetings where women’s rights to sports and rules, medicine and doping, sports and broadcasting will be discussed.

“It simply came to our notice then. The host country usually hosts the talks a year before the Games, “said Talentino.

Also on the table will be the progress report of the Vietnam SEA Games from May 12-23, Cambodia’s preparations for 2023 and the 33rd edition in Thailand in 2025.

The assembly of the SEAG Federation will similarly confirm the host countries for the 34th SEAG in 2027 and the 35th edition in 2029.

The Cambodia SEA Games were originally scheduled for February 2023, but moved to May 5-16 due to the postponement of the Hanoi SEA Games last year due to the Covid-19 global health crisis.

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