Friday, March 28, 2014

The size of the contingent for the 2014 Asia Games in Incheon

The size of the contingent for the 2014 Asia Games in Incheon, South Korea would be decided by August 1, said Chef-de-Mission Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah.

Danyal who is also the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) vice president said a majority of the National Sports Associations have yet to submit their list of athletes and officials to the selection committee.

The Asian Games will be held from September 19 to October 4.

“The selection of athletes for the Asian Games will involve 29 associations and feature roughly about 600 athletes and officials. We will shortlist members of the contingent by August 1,” Danyal told reporters after chairing the Asian Games managers meeting at Wisma OCM, here yesterday.

Danyal said the Palm Garden Hotel IOI Resort, Putrajaya will be the centralised training camp for athletes from Sept 8 to 15. All athletes and officials must attend the centralised camp,” he said.

The 2014 Asian Games in Incheon will feature 36 sports, including eight sports that are not in the Olympic Games programme.

Among the sports to be contested are archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoe, kayak, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hand ball, hockey, judo, pentathlon, triathlon, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwando, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.

The eight sports that are not in the Olympics programme are baseball, tenpin bowling, cricket, kabaddi, karate, sepak takraw, squash and wushu. — Bernama

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