CdM Describes Indonesia’s Preparations Ahead of the 2023 SEA Games
CdM Lexyndo Hakim Describes Indonesia’s Preparations Ahead of the 2023 SEA Games. Photo: MPI/Andhika Khoirul Huda
JAKARTA – Head of the Indonesian Contingent (Chief de Mission/CdM) at the 2023 SEA Games, Lexyndo Hakim, explained the Red and White preparations ahead of the multievent. The man who is familiarly called Dodo revealed that the composition of the official team from the Indonesian contingent had been made.
He stated this in a press conference for the annual KOI Member Meeting (RA) which took place at the Fairmont Hotel, Senayan, Jakarta, Monday (6/3/2023).
“Today we will provide updates and some of the things we are working on. Since February 18, I was announced as the head of the contingent, we have formed a committee with one deputy and two deputies,” said Lexyndo.
The 2023 SEA Games will be held from 5-17 May 2023 in Cambodia. The multi-event tournament between Southeast Asian countries was held just a year after the 31st edition took place last year in Vietnam because it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, Lexy also explained that he and the team had just made a direct visit to Phnom Penh to see the match venue. From there, his team noted things that could become obstacles for the Indonesian contingent in Cambodia during the 2023 SEA Games so that solutions can be found first.
While KOI has also made visits to various sports that will compete in this year’s SEA Games. The goal is also the same, namely to provide a report on the results of their review to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpopra).
“After the committee was formed, we had a visit to the SEA Games venue in Phnom Penh. KOI friends have also made visits to sports to review reports that will be brought to Kemenpora,” explained the man who also serves as General Chair of Perbasi Jakarta.
“We focus on managerial listening and visiting sports that carry out national training or stay in touch to coordinate. Furthermore, we can work together with the officials in achieving achievements there,” he added.
“We have to be together, but once again the SEA Games team has taken the initiative to map out the obstacles that our athletes might compete in. But if it’s related to communication with the ministry, it’s still being worked on. The important thing is to keep communicating and coordinating with KOI, CdM, and the government itself,” he said.
“When we talk about targets, we have to look at the existing factors and see the results of the review team itself. We have emphasized to the sports we visit that we can provide meaningful things because they represent the people of Indonesia. We will be transparent and convey it in stages,” he concluded.