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PHNOM PENH – Thirty-nine sports will be represented at the 32nd SEA Games next year, with five under consideration and one demonstration sport.
The decision was made during the July 13 meeting of the executive committee of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council. Representatives from 11 members of the council joined the three-day meeting.
The 39 sports are: Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming, Diving and Waterpolo), Badminton, Basketball (3x3, 5x5), Billiards and Snooker, Body Building, Boxing, Chess (Xiangqi, Ok Chakktrong), Cricket, Cycling (Mountain Bike, Road Race), Dance Sports, E-Sports, Endurance Race (Aquathlon, Duathlon, Triathlon), Fencing, Finswimming, Floorball, Football, Golf, Gymnastic (Artistic, Aerobic), Hockey (Field, indoor), Jet Ski, Judo, Karate, Kun Khmer (Muay), Martial Art (Arnis, Jujitsu, Kick boxing, Kun Bokator, ITF Taekwondo, Vovinam), Obstacle Race, Petanque, Sailing, Sepaktakraw, Silat, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Traditional Boat Race, Volleyball (Indoor, Beach), Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu. One Demonstration sport is Teqball.
Under consideration are: Archery, Chess (international), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Kurash, and Shooting.
The meeting also approved Cambodia’s proposal for the host countries for the next three events: Thailand in 2025, Malaysia in 2027 and Singapore in 2029. Laos asked to host the event in 2031.
Vat Chamroeun, general secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Cambodian SEA Games Organizing Committee, said amendments would be made to the Sea Games charter. He said the meeting supported expanding the sale of television rights to promote the Sea Games widely.
The 32nd Sea Games will be held on July 5 and 6, 2023.