Asean Para Games: S'pore to host its first in December 2015, will feature at least 10 sports

Manufacturing engineer and national disabled swimmer James Leow competing in the Asian Para Games that was held in Guangzhou, China in December 2010. Singapore will host its first Asean Para Games in two years' time. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Manufacturing engineer and national disabled swimmer James Leow competing in the Asian Para Games that was held in Guangzhou, China in December 2010. Singapore will host its first Asean Para Games in two years' time. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE will host its first Asean Para Games in two years' time.

The 8th edition of the biennial competition, which is traditionally held after the SEA Games, will be hosted here in December 2015.

At least 10 sports are expected to be contested and about 1,300 athletes are expected to take part in the event.

Said Lim Teck Yin, executive chairman of the 8th Asean Para Games organising committee: "One of the key thrusts of Vision 2030 is to have sports without boundaries and disability sport plays an important role in creating an inclusive society."