THE Philippines, as expected, will be fielding the largest delegation in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
According to the Philippine Sports Commission, the host country will have 1,115 athletes and 753 coaches and officials for a total of 1,868 for the SEA Games this year which will begin on Nov. 30.
Names of the athletes, however, have yet to be released.
Indonesia has the second biggest delegation with 1,702, while Singapore is third with 1,591. Thailand follows with 1,473, Malaysia with 1,076, and Myanmar with 952.
Vietnam is in seventh with 890, while Cambodia is in eighth with 510. Laos, Brunei, and Timor Leste have 419, 257, and 221 respectively.
The numbers can still change following the delegation registration meeting set on Nov. 19.
PSC chairman William Ramirez expects a good showing by the Filipino athletes in the SEA Games.
“The PSC spent for all the training, especially the foreign exposures of the athletes for the SEA Games,” Ramirez said. “We hope to find Olympic-grade athletes from them as well as the Tokyo Games are also just around the corner.