Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stats and more stats

The whole Cambodian SEA Games contingent arrived by bus on Sunday night. They are now all firmly camped in the Games Village which now has over 2,300 competitors and officials installed to-date. They have room for about 4,000 as more will arrive before the opening ceremony tomorrow. Here's a stat attack from the SEA Games, that I sent to the PPP.
For the 25 sports to be competed for in the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane, Laos a total of 4,869 athletes will vie for 370 gold, 370 silver and 539 bronze medals. Defending champions Thailand are sending the largest contingent of competitors with 842 in their SEA Games squad, comprising 550 athletes and 292 officials. Second is host Laos with 743 (482 athletes and 261 officials), followed by Vietnam (671), Malaysia (469), Indonesia (465), Philippines (413), Myanmar (400), Singapore (392), Cambodia (204), Brunei (79) and Timor Leste (77).
Athletics is the most popular sport with 288 athletes taking part, followed by football (280), shooting (169), sepak-takraw (167), swimming (140), karate (130), cycling (116), archery (114), badminton (114) and judo (101). The 25 sports also include aquatics, snooker & billiards, boxing, golf, table-tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, weighlifting, wushu, silat, petanque, shuttlecock, muay thai, fin swimming and wrestling. The Games officially open on 9 December, though the qualifying group stages of the football competitions for men and women began last week.

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