Cari amici, voglio parlarvi dell’edizione 2019 dei Sea Games. Evento biennale e multisport ospitato dal mio Paese. Sono rimasta molto colpita dalla cerimonia d’apertura e voglio condividere le mie emozioni e lo spettacolo con voi!
The Philippines was hosting the biggest Southeast Asian Games that features 56 sports and 530 events in 44 venues across the country that already started last November 30 until December 11, 2019. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 30th Southeast Asian Games or 2019 SEA Games and commonly known as Philippines 2019.
This edition is marked by the first major decentralization in the history of the Games, with competition venues spread in 23 cities across the country, divided into 4 clusters, all located on the island of Luzon (Metro Manila, Clark, Subic/Olongapo, and a fourth cluster consisting of standalone venues). This will be the Philippines’ fourth time to host the games, previously editions are from 1981, 1991 and 2005. The 2019 edition is most notable for being the first edition to include esports ( also known as electronic sports) and obstacle course as well as having the highest number of sports in the history of the games, at a total of 56.
Clark is considered the main hub of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games with the construction of New Clark City, which will host the centerpiece sports – athletics and swimming. The International Broadcast Center (IBC) is also located in Clark, Pampanga. However, most of the sporting events including major sports like basketball, volleyball and weightlifting will still be held in Metro Manila.
The country’s hosting of the 30th SEA Games is tagged as a “stepping stone” for its possible bid to host the 2030 Asian Games.
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