Due to the threat of Typhoon Tisoy in the areas where the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games are being held, outdoor games have been rescheduled while indoor games will continue as scheduled but the public might not be allowed to watch.

Ramon Suzara, chief operating officer of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) said this had been done before in international sporting events in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

He said technical delegates of each sport have prepared contingency measures so there won’t be any need to change competition venues.

For instance, the water sporting competitions today had been canceled but in case the weather improves, it will resume in 2 to 3 hours as athletes are just waiting for the weather to improve in the competition venue.

A case-to-case approach will also be adopted and the organizing committee had placed outdoor tents at sporting venues in anticipation of Tisoy’s impact.
Outdoor games canoe-kayak and windsurfing had been suspended while the week-long surfing event had been rescheduled.

Subic outdoor sports modern pentathlon, traditional boat race and rowing will be rescheduled as well.

Suzara said the delegations bileted in the Athlete’s Village in Subic and Clark need not worry about their food supply as this had been properly addressed way ahead of the arrival of the typhoon.

Other games that are suspended today due to the storm are the following: surfing, petanque, shooting, baseball and softball, beach volleyball, polo, skateboarding and football. (Jojo Mangahis)