Asean Para Games: Fifteen sports to be contested, Games Village at Marina Bay Sands

The Asean Para Games organising committee announced on Friday that the Marina Bay Sands will be the meet's official Games Village. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 
The Asean Para Games organising committee announced on Friday that the Marina Bay Sands will be the meet's official Games Village. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

When Singapore host the eighth edition of the Asean Para Games next year, it will ramp up the number of sports contested from 12 to 15.

The Asean Para Games organising committee announced at Marina Bay Sands on Friday that the sports contested at the meet from Dec 3-9 includes four new sports - Badminton, sailing, shooting and bowling while sitting volleyball, an event contested at the 2014 Games in Myanmar, will not return to the roster.

The 11 sports retained that will be on showcase in Singapore are archery, athletics, boccia, chess, 5-a-side football, 7-a-side football, goalball, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.

The committee also announced that the Marina Bay Sands will be the meet's official Games Village.

Lim Teck Yin, executive committee chairman of the Singapore Asean Para Games Organising Committee, said: "Marina Bay Sands has proven to be an ardent supporter of para-sport with their corporate social responsibility programmes. We are confident that the amenities available for the para-athletes will allow them the ease of accessibility and comfort throughout the Games duration."