Organizers assure PH SEA Games hosting all systems go

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Metro Manila (CNN Phillipines, July 11) — It’s all systems go for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Chefs de mission from the 11 participating nations are in the country for their second meeting Thursday at Hilton Manila. Their first meeting was held in November last year.

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee gave them a detailed report. They were updated on the preparations and were assured that internal issues hounding the country’s Olympic body won’t affect the games.

While in the country, the chefs de mission will be toured around the game venues including the New Clark City in Tarlac where the aquatics and athletic competitions will be held. They will also visit the Philippine Arena — the venue of the opening ceremonies.

As for the Philippine athletes, senior deputy chef de mission Stephen Fernandez said they are all focused on training and are raring to deliver medals for the country.

To ensure that the conduct of competition will be at optimal level, the chefs de mission will be bringing home technical handbooks containing the regulations, guidelines, and other pertinent details related to the games.

The 30th Southeast Asian Games will run from November 30 to December 11 this year. It’s the biggest SEA Games yet as it features 56 sports and 523 events spread across 39 venues in Clark, Subic, Tagaytay, La Union, Batangas, and Metro Manila.