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PH SEAG bets known June 15

The final composition of the Philippine delegation to the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Mindanao will be known by June 15, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) said yesterday.

While the deadline for the submission of names is on June 30, SEAG Task Force member Tom Carrasco has instructed concerned national sports associations to file their final roster on that day.

“This will give us the time to attend to other important matters,” said Carrasco, who reveals that 493 athletes have been named aside from about 200 coaches and officials.

Carrasco said it is possible that the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) would charter a plane for Kuala Lumpur where the SEAG will be played from Aug. 19-30.

“Philippine Airline has a code-sharing agreement with Malaysian Airlines,” Carrasco said.

The official outfitter of Team Philippines has already been picked and Nike will dress up the delegation, said Carrasco.

A fifth-place finish is being eyed by sports officials as the country prepares to host the 2019 edition.