Myanmar plans to nominate 28 sports for the 2013 SEA Games despite hosts Indonesia nominating 36 different sports for the 2011 event.
U Khin Maung Lwin said that the rough draft of sports include athletics, aquatics, archery, badminton, basketball, billiard and snooker, boxing, canoeing, cycling, football, golf, hockey, judo, karate, rowing, yachting, sepak takraw, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting, wushu, tennis, chess, bodybuilding, petanque and traditional boat race.
Notable sports being omitted from the draft proposal include gymnastics and bowling.
Certain sports deemed too risqué for Myanmar culture will also be omitted from the draft.
“The beach volley ball competition will not be allowed due to the costume not being suitable for Myanmar women. Competition dance will also not be allowed for the same reason,” U Khin Maung Lwin said.
Myanmar remains hot favourites to host the games in 2013. An official announcement will be made at the SEA Games Federation Council meeting to be held in Indonesia at the end of April.
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