Timorese players wait for hours at the airport before being transported to their hotel for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo: Facebook

SEA Games: How the Philippines scored an own goal before the start

  • Teams have complained about long delays at the airport, being unable to check into hotels
  • The organisers have apologised for the shortcomings, and vowed to do better
Topic |   Southeast Asian Games 2019 (SEA Games)

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Timorese players wait for hours at the airport before being transported to their hotel for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo: Facebook
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A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA

SEA Games in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines likened to Fyre Festival after series of complaints

  • Long waits, poor organisation and incomplete facilities at the competition have garnered complaints and a flurry of coverage
  • While social media users liken the games to the failed Bahamian festival, politicians are more concerned with a bout of finger-pointing over who is responsible
Topic |   The Philippines

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A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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