His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, The President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC), held a meeting last saturday, 7 Feb 2009 with regards to the progress of the Sultanate's athletes for the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
The 25th SEA Games will be held in Vientiane, Laos from Dec 12-21 this year. From the meeting last november, the host nation council stated that, 25 sports would be contested in the tournament.
The main aim of the meeting which was held at the Meeting Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium discussed on the athletes performances and their selection process. No athlestes has been confirmed for the Laos Games yet, but it is stated that no representative from table tennis and weight-lifting will be going for the tournament, due to their games standard.
The meeting were also attended by Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Ahmad Hj Jumat, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, officials from the ministry as well as representatives of 17 local sports associations. As for the record from the last tournament in Korat, Thailand, from 57 athletes competing in 12 sports, our contingents bagged one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.