Asean Para Games: Timor Leste excluded from Dec 3-9 event due to suspension by IPC

The eighth Asean Para Games will feature just 10 nations instead of 11.
The eighth Asean Para Games will feature just 10 nations instead of 11.PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS COUNCIL

SINGAPORE - The eighth edition of the Asean Para Games (APG) will feature just 10 nations from the region instead of 11, after Timor Leste was excluded due to the suspension of its National Paralympic Council by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The announcement was made through a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.

Timor Leste also did not compete at the last edition of the APG, held last year in Myanmar.

This means that only Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and hosts Singapore will feature in the Dec 3-9 Games.

The event is being held in Singapore for the first time to the tune of $75 million, and will feature about 3,000 athletes and officials.

Singapore is represented by 157 athletes across all 15 sports.