Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) Federation Council officials approved a total of 56 sports for the 30th Southeast Asian Games Philippines 2019 on Saturday. The Final List of approved 56 sports includes floorball being a Category 3 sport, together with Arnis, E sports, Jujitsu, Obstacle Course, among others.
Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Executive Director Ramon Suzara said the SEAG Federation Council members were in Manila from November 23 to 25, where they made an ocular of the competition venues in Clark and Subic.
Suzara also confirmed the first gathering of the 11 Southeast Asian Games Chefs de Mission from November 29 to December 1. This is in time for the Philippine SEA Games One Year Countdown Celebration at the Bayanihan Park, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga on November 30.
A time honored tradition of the SEA Games, the Philippines as host country will lead the Countdown Celebration. A series of activities, functions and gatherings will be announced leading up to the opening of the 30th SEA Games in 2019.
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Source: ESPN5 (25 November 2011). SEA Games next year to include 56 sports. TV5|ESPN.
The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) General Assembly held Thursday was eventful as it welcomed four new national sports associations and expelled one long-standing member. With 23 voting members and several non-voting members present, the POC went through its usual business, including reports on finances and house-cleaning measures taken by the young administration. Four new NSAs, including sikaran, floorball, tchoukball and surfing were recognized as new POC members. Each was given a chance to make a brief presentation.
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Source: Bill Velasco (23 November 2018). “POC expels arnis, adds four NSAs”. The Game of My Life. The Philippine Star.