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held either in May or June, enabling the athletes to test the venues and facilities.
“The main objective for the pre-games is to test the venues’ facilities, test the equipment, the judging and results systems (that requires ICT) and to test the technical officials. If the pre-games for the sport are run at the stipulated venues then all four objectives can be tested. However, if they are held at different venues, then only three of the four can be tested.”
Zolkples reassured that when the KL Sports City is handed over in June, the athletes still have two months to test the facilities.
On the National Velodrome in Nilai, Zolkples said it will be handed over fully in April where the national track cyclists will begin their training with the pre-games being held in May.
Zolkples’ hope is to see the facilities being managed carefully even after the conclusion of the 29th Sea Games.
“For something like the Sports City, there are many plans. It will be closed after the Sea Games to start on its second phase but I hope that the rest can be used for future purposes.”
He added that MASOC will be dissolved after Sea Games and will not have any authority over the venues.
The privately-owned venues that will be used for the event include Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Empire City in Damansara.
The other existing infrastructure that will be used includes Sunway Pyramid (bowling), MABA Stadium (basketball), Kinrara Oval (cricket) and the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex (triathlon and waterskiing).
MASOC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong