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The 27th Southeast Asian Games is scheduled to be held in Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar
 

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POC to block Myanmar's recommended sports for SEAG

PH under threat to lose 58 potential gold medals

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will attempt to block the recommendation of Myanmar to include four of their indigenous sports to this year’s Southeast Asian Games (SEAG).

According to POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros, host country Myanmar wants to add vovinam, tarungderajat, kempo and chin lone in the events to be contested in the 27th SEAG.

“Should we fail in our attempt to scratch these events, we will be losing at least 58 gold medals of the 444 at stake in Myanmar,” Hontiveros said in a report by Philboxing’s Eddie Alinea.

Hontiverso said vovinam will have 18 gold medals at stake, kempo 18. Tarung derejat has 14 and chin lsone has 8.

Five Olympic disciplines will be scrapped if the recommendation gets the approval of the SEA Games Federation Council.

The Olympic sports recommended to be scratched this year’s SEAG are water polo, badminton, gymnastics, table tennis and lawn tennis.

Hontiveros and three other POC officials will be flying to Myanmar to attend the SEA Games Federation meeting.

The Philippines finished at sixth place in the 2011 SEAG in Indonesia with 36 gold, 56 silver and 77 bronze medals.

This year’s SEAG will run from December 11-22 in Myanmar.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/01...ed-sports-seag
 

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8 Azkals to make up PH team to SEA Games

Eight members of the Philippine Azkals national football team will make up the core of the national under-23 squad which will see action in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar this December.

The coaching staff will tap the services of the Angeles brothers, Marvin and Marwin, along with Jeffrey Christiaens, Matthew Uy, Jason de Jong, Fil-Germans Manny and Mike Ott, and Fil-British goalie Neil Etheridge.

The rest of the squad will be selected during a three-day tryout for various national teams, which the Philippine Football Federation will conduct at the end of the month.

The national under-23 squad finished last in their bracket in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Laos.

But, this time around, team manager Dan Palami said a medal finish and at any position will be their target.

“With early preparations, we will have a good chance of making a medal finish,” added Palami.

The core of the national SEA Games team is expected to see action in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup group stage this March in Manila.

Turkmenistan, which is the runner-up two years ago, will be around.

But the presence of Brunei and Cambodia will give the Philippines a chance to have glimpse of the strength and weaknesses of their SEA Games rivals.
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/01/25/8-azkals-to-make-up-ph-team-to-sea-games/
 

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Filipino karatekas eye two golds in 27th SEA Games

THE Philippine karate team is eyeing at least two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar later this year.

And as part of its build up, the Philippine Karatedo Federation is bringing here the second edition of the Southeast Asian Karatedo Championships to be held at Fontana Hot Springs and Leisure Parks inside Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga from April 17-21.


http://www.spin.ph/sports/combat-sports/news/filipino-karatekas-eye-two-golds-in-myanmar-sea-games-v03
 

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Lean PH Team To Myanmar SEA Games Gathers Steam
A four-man POC team that attended a crucial meeting in Naypyidaw, the main hub of the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games this December, returned home yesterday morning and brought bad news: The hosts are not backing down and will stack the event with their favorite indigenous martial arts sports.

The purpose to win as much gold medals as possible and make Myanmar’s presence felt as a SEA Games sports power even if the golds are not valuable, coming as it does from non-Olympic sports and from events only they know how to play.


http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/392017/lean-ph-team-to-myanmar-sea-games-gathers-steam#.UQsjAh2siSo
 

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Myanmar criticised over SEA Games

MENTION the words "kempo", "vovinam" or "chinlone" and expect an angry response from Southeast Asia's seething sports bosses if they can remember what they are.

The obscure terms are indigenous sports disciplines and for the few countries that play them, they will offer an unusual amount of medals at this year's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, at the expense of gymnasts, tennis and beach volleyball players bitter their sports were ditched by hosts Myanmar.


http://www.bt.com.bn/sports-national/2013/03/01/myanmar-criticised-over-sea-games
 

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Labourers work on a stadium that is being built for the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar's capital of Naypyitaw
 

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Myanmar's number 1 sport is football, thus it is no wonder then that they have big stadiums.

The Philippines on the other hand is a bball country thus we have the largest basketball arenas in SEA but mediocre football stadiums.
 

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wow buti pa sila may malakihang football stadium na. nakaka-envy naman :lol:


I hope Azkals can also have a home!
 

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napag-iwanan na talaga ang Pilipinas pag dating sa sports facilities. :eek:hno::bash:
hindi naman kasi binibigyang pansin ng gobyerno natin ang sports

nakaka-inggit lang. buti pa sa Myanmar
 
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