The Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) has recommended sending a 241-member delegation to the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar in December.
PSC Chairman Richie Garcia said the contingent, which will take part in at least 32 sports disciplines, may still be trimmed because the national sports associations (NSA) have yet to justify the inclusions of their athletes.
Garcia said they are looking at a contingent of 180 athletes and 61 officials. “Many NSAs have not yet submitted their entry by numbers to the Task Force even until now,” he said, referring to group formed by PSC and POC to take charge of forming and sending the national delegation to Myanmar.
Myanmar set a June 30 deadline for the submission of participants, but the Philippines asked for an extension until July 10.
The POC headed by Jose Cojuangco, submitted to the Myanmar Sea Games Organizing Committee a list of 216 athletes two days before the July 10 deadline, according to Paul Icasas, an official of the Task Force.
Basketball will have 12 players, aquatics will have 7, athletics, 20, archery, 4, badminton, billiards and snookers, 8, body building, boxing, 10, canoeing, chess, 4, cycling, 14, equistrian, 4, golf, 6, judo, 5, karatedo, 4, muay, 5, pencak-silat, 2, rowing, 5, sailing, 4, windsurfing, 2, sepak-takraw, 3, taekwondo, 15, traditional race, 33, weighlifting, 5, wrestling, 2, amd wushu, 6.
The national associations for football, badminton, body building, canoeing, futsal, hockey, kempo, petanque, traditional chinloe, shooting, table tennis, volleyball and vovinam have not yet submitted their entry by numbers to the Task Force, according to Icasas.