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Indonesia appoints Harry Warganegara as contingent chief for Philippines' SEA Games

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /   10:12 am
Indonesia appoints Harry Warganegara as contingent chief for Philippines' SEA Games The 2019 Southeast (SEA) Games logo in the Philippines. (2019seagames.com/2019seagames.com)

The Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) has appointed Harry Warganegara, who is currently head of KOI’s sports development commission, to be chef de mission (CdM) of the Indonesian contingent for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

Harry replaced the previous appointee, Rosan P. Roeslani, on Sept. 3.

Roslan, chief of the Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Bodybuilders Association (PABBSI), is to be the chief of contingent for Indonesia in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

“The decision to appoint [Rosan] is seen as a token for weightlifting, which has always been successful in winning Olympic medals," Harry said in a statement.

He said he took the appointment seriously to fulfill Team Indonesia's needs in the Games, which are to be held in Metro Manila, Subic and Clark.

Harry said he would set up bases in each of the said areas to cater to the Red-and-White squad.

Harry, who assisted chief of contingent Raja Sapta Oktohari in Brazil's 2016 Olympics, said he would focus on the accommodations as they often became a problem in multisport events.

"It's all good for athletes as they will stay in the Athletes' Village. The problem is for the supporting officials because they have to stay in hotels, in which it gets hard to get rooms [as the event approaches]," he added.

The Philippine Games are to be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.