SEA Games won’t extend beyond Dec. 11 despite typhoon threat

first_imgMANILA, Philippines — Organizers of the 30th Southeast Asian Games are drafting a contingency plan to prepare for the approaching Typhoon Kammuri, which threatens to affect some of the venues for the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Gilas plans to watch other sports, show support during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Executive director Tom Carrasco of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) said they will meet with venue managers on Friday to discuss the oncoming weather disturbance, which is likely to bring vast rains and strong winds in Central and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila.According to the state weather bureau, Typhoon Kammuri may have a “direct effect” on the SEA Games events on December 3 and 4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Some of the outdoor events scheduled at Subic, one of the major hubs of the Games, on the said dates are sailing, canoe and kayak races, beach volleyball, and modern pentathlon, among others.At Clark, baseball and softball games are scheduled at The Villages on both days while some swimming events are at New Clark City Aquatics Stadium. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from Chinacenter_img Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations The obstacle course races and cycling events are also expected on December 4 at Filinvest City in Alabang and Tagaytay, respectively.But in the case of the triathlon, whose mixed relay event is scheduled on December 4 after the individual races this Sunday, “rains don’t matter,” Carrasco said.Nonetheless, Phisgoc said it will be consulting the chef de missions of the participating countries to prepare for the eventuality of resetting some events, but Carrasco said the Games will not extend beyond the scheduled closing on December 11.“In that case, we have breaks or rest days that we can use. But definitely, the Games won’t go beyond December 11,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img