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No Indonesia, Thai flags in Hanoi Games

Joey Villar – The Philippine Star

October 14, 2021 | 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Indonesia and Thailand will not be allowed to carry their respective flags in the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games next year for being non-compliant of the anti-doping rules by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino yesterday, however, said Indonesian and Thai athletes could still compete in the biennial event similar to what happened to the Russians, who carried the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag when they competed in the Tokyo Olympics last August.

“I think they (Thailand and Indonesia) can still play but cannot carry flag, like Russia in Tokyo Olympics, and they have a pending appeal,” Tolentino told The STAR.

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