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MOM rejects five sports for 2017 KL SEA Games

The Malaysian Olympics Council (MOM) has rejected five different sports on their list for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The five events include triathlon, bodybuilding, canoeing, fencing and judo. The reason for the exclusion has yet to be revealed and sources claimed that an explanation will be given in the nearest period possible.

According to the President of MOM, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar, 34 sports have been confirmed to be held at the event so far. However, the above five and unlisted sports will be available for appeal soon.

The final update of the list will be unveiled in July 13 and 14 in Kuala Lumpur through a conference.

The council stated that the major objective for the Games next year will be to present the nation as an excellent host and emerge as overall champion.

Thus far, the sports confirmed are: athletics, aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), archery, badminton, basketball, boxing, criket, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, ice hockey, figure skating, karate, lawn bowls, netball, silat, shot put, rugby, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, billiards and snooker, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, bowling, tennis, indoor volleyball, weightlifting, wushu and waterski.