Over 15,000 athletes and officials to participate in Malaysia 2024 Games

KUCHING, March 9 (Bernama) — Around 15,000 athletes and officials from across Malaysia will participate in the 21st Malaysian Games (SUKMA) to be held in Sarawak.

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said that the Games will feature 490 events in 37 sports and will be held in nine divisions across the state, with 25 sports clusters in Kuching and three in Samarahan. He said three sports clusters will be held, one each in Serian and Suri. Aman in the southern part of the state.

“Betong (in central Sarawak) has one cluster, Sibu and Mukah have three sports clusters, Bintulu (in northern Sarawak) has three sports clusters and Miri has six sports clusters. There is.

“The competition will be held in nine divisions, allowing communities outside Kuching to enjoy economic ripple effects and athletes to enjoy the richness of Sarawak’s multicultural heritage,” he said at the 21st SUKMA and Paralympic Games. This was stated in a speech at the launch of SUKMA. It was read out here today by state Minister for Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship Development Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamza.

He said an estimated 1,400 para-athletes and 600 officials will participate in the Para-SUKMA, and 361 events in 10 sports will be held in Kuching.

Meanwhile, Minister for Youth and Sports Hannah Yeo, in a speech read out at the same meeting by the Ministry’s Secretary-General, Dr. K. Naglendran, said that SUKMA needs to set an example in building a safe sports environment based on safe sports norms. He said there is. She ministered on 15 March 2023 and called on all associations to introduce a safe sport element into their constitutions and develop their own safe sport policies.

“With a more enriching sports environment, parents can feel more confident in encouraging their children to continue competing.

“This code will also serve as a reference for the organizing committee to avoid any untoward incidents,” she said at the launch, announcing the unveiling of the 21st SUKMA official logo and sports-transformed mascots Satria and Satrina. emphasized.

Sarawak, which has hosted twice (1990 and 2016), has been selected to host the 21st SUKMA, which will be held from August 17th to 24th, while Para SUKMA will be held from September 20th to 28th. Will be held.

— Bernama

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