Indonesian Olympic News Update
Indonesia cautious of non-technical factors
 10 May 2022
Writer : NOC Team
Indonesia cautious of non-technical factors - Indonesia Olympic Commitee
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Chef de Mission (CdM) of Indonesia for the 31st SEA Games, Ferry Kono warns the whole delegation to obey the health and safety protocols to avoid any unitended consequences.

Speaking shortly before flying to Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday (10/5) at Soekarno-Hatta airport, Ferry said non-technical factors may come into play and the whole team needs to be wary of such risks.

"We want all athletes to stay focused, more delegations are arriving, and there are indications that we have to be extra careful when it comes to health and safety protocols, and COVID-19 tests. Some of our athletes tested positive initially, but after another round of test, it turns out the result was negative," said Ferry.

This happens to Indonesia's Kickboxing team, having tested positive during a PCR test in Hanoi, Vietnam.

"We will make sure we have doctors or officials watching over the test process," Ferry added.

Ferry said when it comes to competition, it is all up to each athletes to perform, but the CdM team will help in external factors that may tilt the playing field. Such as in E-Sport, where the quality of network will significantly impact athletes' performance, hence the need to make sure that the network is up to par.

"We will let them compete. They have their targets, but we must be wary, such as in E-sport, where external factors may affect performances, a slight lag can be disastrous," said Ferry, who is also NOC Indonesia's Secretary-General.

Also departing for Vietnam are volleyball (17 members), Canoe (34), E-Sport (17) and officials from the CdM team, for a total of 117 members. President of NOC Indonesia oversee the team's departure.

Mountain Bike, Wushu, and 3x3 Basketball also departed today on different flights.

SEA Games Vietnam 2021 will officially opens on May 12. Indonesia will be represented by 499 athletes across 32 sports.