Ex­ten­sive TV live cov­er­age of the Sea Games

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THE 2017 Sea Games will see 24 sports be­ing broad­cast live from Aug 19-31.

This was an­nounced by Sports Min­is­ter Khairy Ja­malud­din at a broad­cast­ers meet­ing in Petaling Jaya yes­ter­day.

“This makes up more than 60 per­cent of the to­tal sport­ing events,” he said.

“This will be the most live cov­er­age that we have in the en­tire his­tory of the Games.”

The sports that are to be broad­cast live in­cludes ath­let­ics, aquat­ics, foot­ball, track cy­cling, bowl­ing, bil­liards and snooker, rugby sev­ens, weightlift­ing, table ten­nis, rhyth­mic gym­nas­tics, speed skat­ing, box­ing, muay, karate, taek­wondo, pen­cak silat, wushu, bas­ket­ball, badminton, netball, sepak takraw, squash, archery and hockey.

“It’s not go­ing to be full blown Olympic stan­dard but go­ing to be a very good show on TV and an­other thing I want to make sure is that the regional broad­cast­ers are happy with the in­ter­na­tional broad­cast cen­tre that we planned for them at MITEC (Malaysia In­ter­na­tional Trade and Exhibition Cen­tre),” said Khairy.

In at­ten­dance at yes­ter­day’s meet­ing were 15 broad­cast rep­re­sen­ta­tives from seven South­east Asian coun­tries as well as an in­ter­na­tional broad­caster from Switzer­land.

Khairy said the KL Sports City is 80 per cent com­pleted and sched­uled for han­dover in July while the Na­tional Velo­drome in Ni­lai will be opened next month.

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