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2020 ASEAN Para Games: Ensuring event is accessible

athlete with disability

ON Friday, Jan. 18, the one-year countdown to the country’s hosting of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games officially began with organizers and proponents highlighting accessibility of the event for the athletes as one of the keys to a successful staging.

In ceremonies held at the Novotel Manila at the Araneta Center in Quezon City, officials of the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) and para athletes began the countdown to the Games which will happen in January 2020, following the holding of the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the country is hosting as well in December.
Earlier on Friday, the PPC and APSF, too, made an ocular inspection of where the games will be held in the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac.

The country’s hosting of the biennial sporting meet for differently abled athletes would mark the second time that the Philippines would take on the job and something that local organizers said they are looking forward to.