Typhoon forces re-scheduling at Philippines' SEA Games

Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 - Nationwide

Eko Irawan of Indonesia celebrates after winning the 169kg weightlifting clean and jerk event at the SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games) in Manila on December 2, 2019. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Powerful Typhoon Kammuri forced organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines to reschedule about half of the events set for Tuesday, but they pledged the competition would finish on time.

The storm, which made landfall late Monday, wrought particular havoc on water-based and outdoor events, causing approximately 16 of them to be postponed.

However, roughly 17 other competitions — primarily indoor ones — were supposed to go ahead as planned, a statement from the organisers said.




source: Guardian