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Ministry must resolve Indonesia’s mismanaged wrestling, table tennis and hockey: Observer

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, December 30, 2019   /  08:12 am
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The Indonesian sports community expects the Youth and Sports Ministry to “jump in” to resolve problems in three sports federations, which failed to send their athletes to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines. The Indonesian federations for wrestling, table tennis and indoor field hockey each had their own reasons for failing to compete at the Games. The Indonesian Wrestling Association (PGSI), for example, decided to deploy no athletes as it claimed they were underqualified, which sparked protests from the federation’s regional members. Read also: Sea Games: RI wrestling rocked by decision not to send team to SEA Games No Indonesian table tennis players were sent to the Games as a result of an ongoing dispute between three entities, each claiming to be the official federation. The country’s indoor hockey team had their hopes of competi...