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BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The big up-coming sports event in the state will be the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games. The game will commenced on Friday, 28 November 2008 with the opening ceremony to be held at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas in the morning.

Held every two years, for the 6th edition, Brunei was given the honor to host the festive as a first time. Seven games will be contested namely athletics, aquatic sports (swimming and diving), badminton, futsal, pencak silat, sepak takraw and tennis.

Our nation will be represented by 67 and 56 aheletes from the 'A' and 'B' team respectively.

As for other participants, Central Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Papua and West Papua will presenting Indonesia.

Malaysia will be sending contingents from Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan, while The Philippines will be sending athletes from Mindanao & Palawan.

Where else for the invitational team throughout the three days event, Australia will be represented by the Northern Territory itself.

In total 240 medals will be put on the stake. 76 gold, 76 silver and 78 bronze medals for individuals events, where other 3 gold & silver as well as 4 bronze will be contested in team events.

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