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Current Affairs


6th ASEAN PARA GAMES

15/05/2011

The ASEAN Para Games is a biannual multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Customarily held after every Southeast Asian Games, Surakarta in the Solo province of Central Java, Indonesia, will host the Sixth ASEAN Para Games.

The Malaysian Paralympic Council seeks to maintain or exceed the excellence achieved by the Malaysian contingent in the 2009 Para Games.

To date, 11 countries have signed up to participate in the Sixth ASEAN Para Games, to be held from 12 - 20 December 2011. Apart from the ASEAN country members, East Timor will also participate. Dato Zainal Abu Zarin, the President of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) in Solo, Central Java in March, while signing the ASEAN Para Games (APG) 2011 Memorandum of Understanding, stated that East Timor is invited to participate for getting used to a variety of friendship activities among nations. This time it will be the first time that the country participates.

An estimated 2,000 athletes will compete in the games event. If added with the officials, the estimated number of people involved is some 3,000 persons. Indonesia’s contingent is a planned 200 athletes.

There are several types of disabilities in APG 2011: people with cerebral palsy (brain dysfunction), blind, deaf, wheelchair users, and body disability (amputee). They will compete in 11 sports with about 400 events.

Dato 'Zainal said that APG is also as a forum for preparing athletes to the Paralympic International. President of Indonesia Paralympic Organization Committee (Inaspoc), James Tangkudung mentioned that the 11 sports which will be held are: weightlifting, athletics, archery, table tennis, badminton, wheelchair tennis, chess, sitting volleyball, swimming and the goalball.

The venues for the games are:

No

Sport

Code

Venue

1

Archery

AR

Maladi Stadium

2

Athletics

AT

Manahan Stadium

3

Badminton

BA

Striteks Gymnasium

4

Chess

CH

Tawang Arum Hall

5

Goalball

GB

Striteks Gymnasium

6

Powerlifting

PO

Sasana Krida Kusuma Gymnasium

7

Swimming

SW

Tirtomoyo Manahan Aquatics Centre

8

Table Tennis

TT

Striteks Gymnasium

9

Volleball (Sitting)

VS

Manahan Gymnasium

10

Wheelchair Tennis

WT

Manahan Gymnasium

11

Ten Pin Bowling

TB

The tentative programme is as follows:

  • Arrival of Contingent - 12 December 2011
  • Classification of Athletes - 12 - 14 December 2011
  • Welcoming Ceremony - 13 December 2011
  • CDM Meetings - 13 - 19 December 2011
  • Team Managers Meetings - 14 - 15 December 2011
  • Opening Ceremony - 15 December 2011
  • Competition - 15 - 19 December 2011
  • Closing Ceremony -20 December 2011
  • Departure - 21 December 2011

Accommodation for athletes and their families, as well as other members of the contingent are as follows:

  • Games Village Wisma Donohudan (Compleks Haji), Surakarta (Solo)
  • Family Hotel Hotel Sunan, Surakarta (Solo)
  • Hotel for Technical Officials, Classifiers & ITOs. : Hotel Agas, Surakarta (Solo) and Hotel Sahid, Surakarta (Solo)

 


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