The Vietnamese contingent enters the Opening Ceremony on the Bukit Jalil Nationwide Stadium through the 2017 ASEAN Para Video games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AFP/VNA Picture
HÀ NỘI — Indonesia will organise the eleventh ASEAN Para Video games that Việt Nam cancelled a number of months in the past.
The regional competitors for athletes with disabilities is normally organised after the Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games by the identical host nation.
The thirty first SEA Video games and eleventh Para Video games had been initially deliberate in December 2021 in Việt Nam. However because of pandemic, Việt Nam delayed the primary to this month and won’t maintain the latter occasion.
ASEAN Para Sports activities Federation (APSF) held a gathering early this week with the participation of 10 member nations.
APSF formally awarded Solo, Indonesia, the job of internet hosting the eleventh Para Video games from July 23-30.
“After cautious deliberation and consideration, nearly all of the board reached a choice to formally award Indonesia the internet hosting job following a choice by the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) to take away Indonesia from its non-compliance checklist earlier this month,” stated APSF Board of Governors Chairman Yi Veasna.
Previous to this, the Nationwide Doping Company of Indonesia was placed on the noncompliance checklist because of what WADA described as “non-conformities in implementing an efficient testing program,” which resulted within the nation being barred from internet hosting any worldwide sporting occasions or Video games.
As many as 14 sports activities have been proposed: archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, Cerebral Palsy soccer, chess, goalball, judo, powerlifting, desk tennis, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and sitting volleyball.
Veasna urged all member nations to come back collectively in a single voice and help the Video games by sending their contingents and offering ASEAN athletes with the chance to compete in regional Video games following a four-year lull for the reason that final Video games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
“It’s vital for us to maneuver ahead in a single voice as our primary precedence is to make sure that the Video games stay related to the ASEAN Paralympic fraternity in lots of extra years to come back,” he stated.
Solo hosted the sixth version of the ASEAN Para Video games in 2011, the place 11 sports activities had been contested.
The Việt Nam Paralympic Committee has requested the Việt Nam Sports activities Administration to organise coaching programs for native athletes to arrange for the Video games.
Within the earlier Para Video games in 2017 in Malaysia, Indonesia topped the rating, adopted by Malaysia and Thailand.
Việt Nam positioned fourth. — VNS