Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali, Wednesday (30/3), announced the appointment of Secretary General of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Ferry J Kono as Chef de Mission (CdM) of the Indonesian contingent at the 2022 SEA Games Vietnam.
On the sidelines of the announcement of the Indonesian contingent for the Vietnam SEA Games, Zainudin said the appointment of the CdM team this time was different from before.
The Vietnam SEA Games CdM team consisted of Ferry Kono from KOI, assisted by the Secretary General of the Central KONI Tubagus Ade Lukman (CDM Deputy), Teuku Arlan Perkasa Lukman (Deputy I), and Zaenal Asikin Mochtar (Deputy II).
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He deliberately involved two sports organization bodies, namely the Central National Sports Committee (KONI) and KOI as an effort to strengthen the synergy of the two institutions as well as implement Law No. 11 of 2022 concerning Sports.
“That is why sending contingents abroad is not only the task of KOI but together with KONI. Referring to the Sports Law, CDM is held by two people. One is from KOI because it is their job to take care of foreign affairs, the other is from the Central KONI,” said Zainudin.
“So no one feels that KONI is greater than KOI or KOI is greater than KONI. They must go hand in hand,” he added.
This is not the first time Ferry has had the opportunity to manage the Indonesian contingent in an international multi-event. Previously, he was general treasurer of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics CdM, 2019 Abu Dhabi Special Olympic Games (SOINA) CdM, 2019 Manila SEA Games CdM person, and also the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Meanwhile, Ade was part of the 2012 London Olympics CdM team, 2013 Incheon Asian Indoor & Martial Art, 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and Singapore 2015 SEA Games CdM Representative.
The Indonesian contingent has 738 personnel consisting of 476 athletes, 207 officials, and 55 support staff. Indonesia will compete in 31 sports, including weightlifting, athletics, cycling, badminton, karate, shooting, archery, pencak silat, swimming, artistic gymnastics, taekwondo, wushu, as well as canoeing and rowing.
While the other 18 sports are fencing, bowling, chess, esports, wrestling, jujitsu, judo, kickboxing, diving, men’s soccer, sepak takraw, tennis, boxing, triathlon, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, vovinam, and golf. (Ant/OL-1)