25 Feb '11, 11pm

SEA Games: Boost for Singapore's sailors and shooters

SEA Games: Boost for Singapore's sailors and shooters

SINGAPORE: There was good news for Singapore's sailors and shooters after the SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Bali on Friday. Three sailing events and one in shooting - all Olympic disciplines - are set to be included at this year's SEA Games, which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from Nov 11 to 25. The Laser, 470 and RS:X (windsurfing) events and shooting's 3-position competition for men and women were initially excluded but, after their latest meeting, the 11-member federation have decided it will be a part of the SEA Games programme. Several national sports associations in countries around the region were unhappy when the list of 43 sports for the 2011 SEA Games were revealed. There was also unhappiness that key Olympic disciplines were missing from among the 545 events. Malaysia were dismayed over the exclusion of billiards and snooker and ...

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