2nd International Indonesia Pencak Silat Open Championship 2024: Cambodia Grabs Three Medals

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Phnom Penh, July 17, 2024 --Cambodia has grabbed three medals, including 1 silver and 2 bronze at the 2nd International Indonesia Pencak Silat Open Championship 2024 in Indonesia.Mr. Chhim Rachat obtained a silver medal in 50-55 kg category, while Mr. Nun Sramoach Krahorm and Mr. Ponleu Pichmorokot won each a bronze medal in under 45 kg and 85-90 kg events, respectively.Taking place from July 10 to 17, the tournament attracted the participation of 4,000 athletes.Cambodia sent 14 athletes led by Mr. Andy Steven, Vice President of the Pencak Silat Federation of Cambodia, to attend the event.This is the first time that the Cambodia Pencak Silat Federation sends its athletes to join such a tournament because the federation was just established this year, according to H.E. Major General Seng Thearin, President of the Cambodia Pencak Silat Federation.The participation was a good opportunity for Cambodian athletes to sharpen their capacity for the forthcoming SEA Games 2025 in Thailand, he added.

Cambodia Grabs Six Medals At 21st ASEAN University Games In Indonesia

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Phnom Penh, July 04, 2024 --As of July 4 morning, Cambodia has bagged a total of six medals at the 21st ASEAN University Games taking place in Indonesia from June 25 to July 6.Of the six medals, one gold, one silver and two bronze medals were won in petanque, one silver in Judo, and another silver in WT taekwondo.Cambodian athletes of three kinds of sports – petanque, judo and swimming – retuned home on July 3 with five medals: four for petanque and one for judo.Addressing the homecoming ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, H.E. Samedy Sivathana, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, said this is a success resulted from the athletes' hard work and the Royal Government of Cambodia's attention to promote the sports movement in accordance with its policy "One youth plays at least one sport in life".The secretary of state encouraged the athletes as well as para athletes to train hard for the upcoming Asian Youth Games and Asian Youth Para Games 2029 in Cambodia; and in order to contribute to Cambodia's sports sector development.The 21st ASEAN University Games aims to promote solidarity and traditional and cultural exchange among students from ASEAN universities as well as to provide a good opportunity for ASEAN students to set their sports skills.Cambodia has sent 45 sports delegates, coaches and athletes of six kinds of sports, including petanque, taekwondo, athletics, karate, swimming, and judo for the regional games.

Information Minister Supports Cambodian-Chinese Amateur Badminton Championship

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Phnom Penh, June 01, 2024 --The Minister of Information strongly supports the initiative of Tnaot App, an online news site in Khmer and Chinese, to organise a badminton championship between Cambodians and Chinese people.H.E. Neth Pheaktra highlighted his support in a meeting on May 30 with Tnaot App's Director General Mr. Tang Bingjian (Tony) at the ministry.According to Mr. Tang Bingjian, the event titled People to People Exchange Amateur Badminton Championship 2024 will be held in June.It will promote mutual cultural understanding and friendship between Cambodians and Chinese, he said.The championship will engage Chinese people who are doing business in Cambodia in line with the 2024 Cambodia-China People-to-People Exchange Year committed by the two governments.The planned event, he added, was broadly supported by business partners, users, and supporters of the Tnaot App.

Cambodian Women's Team Expects To Excel At 2024 Women Indoor Hockey Asia Cup

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Phnom Penh, May 10, 2024 --A Cambodian women team expects to excel at the 2024 Women's Indoor Hockey Asia Cup, to be held from May 13 to 16 in Thailand.The optimism was shared by Mr. Kang Sothea, Secretary General of the Cambodian Hockey Federation (CHF), stressing that the Cambodian women's team has accumulated sufficient experience to achieve it.He added that they joined a friendly hockey match in Saraburi province of Thailand in February and the SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia, winning two bronze medals.If the team achieves a good result, they will have an opportunity for the forthcoming Asian Martial Arts.Ten (10) countries are expected to join the tournament, and Cambodia will be in group B with host Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam, according to Mr. Kang Sothea.Group A includes Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, and Oman, he added.This is the second time the Cambodian women team has participated in the event. Last year, Cambodia was ranked second among the 12 participating countries.

Five Medals Earned At 2024 Ju-Jitsu Asian Championship In UAE

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Phnom Penh, May 07, 2024 --Cambodia has earned five bronze medals at the 2024 Ju-Jitsu Asian Championship in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.Taking place from May 3 to 5, the tournament attracted the participation of about 1,500 athletes from 31 countries.According to the Ju-Jitsu Federation of Cambodia, it dispatched eight athletes to join the event, and the delegation was led by a coach, Mr. Jasper Martijn Pass.Of the five bronze medals, three for Adults Ju-Jitsu Duo Men, Adults Ju-Jitsu Duo Open, and Adults Ju-Jitsu Show Open were won by Mr. Touch Pikakda and Mr. Kongmona Mithora.Mr. Touch Pikakda and Ms. Heng Sivheang earned the medal for Adults Ju-Jitsu Show Mixed, and Ms. Tin Sovann Buokeo and Ms. Heng Sivheang won the one for Adults Ju-Jitsu Show Women.

Cambodia To Host 2024 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV Playoff

date_range 25-Apr-2024
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Phnom Penh, April 25, 2024 --Tennis Cambodia has been selected to host the 2024 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV playoff event, according to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).Tennis Cambodia announced on Tuesday morning that it will be the first time to be the host and stand as another milestone for Tennis Cambodia and the nation at large.According to Tennis Cambodia, after hosting the 2023 SEA Games and the first-ever ITF Asian Junior Championships, it looks to continue its historic run by bringing the World Cup of Tennis to Phnom Penh for the first time.The 2024 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV Playoff Event will last from July 8 to 13 at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh.The tournament features eight countries, including Cambodia, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The benefits of Playing Tennis

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Tennis is a prevalent sport for everyone despite their age. Particularly, in Cambodia, it is not as popular as football because there are not as many tennis courts. But this type of sport is very advantageous for the health of the body and the immune system. In this article,GoReadMe will show you the benefits demonstrated by scientists.1. Increase brain power: Tennis helps strengthen the stimulation from the brain to the cells quickly. It also helps train the motor neurons and nerve neurons, leading to good reflexes. Most kids who play tennis are always more agile.2. Reduce stress: Tennis is a sport that combines the body, mind, and emotions that help boost your ability to reduce stress.3. Strengthen the leg muscles: Playing tennis can help strengthen your leg muscles well and can also help strengthen your legs as you grow older.4. Keep in shape: This sport requires runners to jump to get the ball. You can burn 580 to 870 calories per hour when you play this sport.5. Strengthen bones: Playing tennis properly can help keep bones strong and healthy, even if you start playing late. 

Japan Supports Roofing Construction Of A Wheelchair Basketball Court In Battambang Province

date_range 22-Mar-2024
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Phnom Penh, March 22, 2024 --Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation (CWBF) will be granted US$76,333 by the Government of Japan for the Roofing Construction of a Wheelchair Basketball Court in Battambang province.The Grant Contract was signed here on Mar. 21 between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi, and H.R.H. Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, President of CWBF.According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh, this grant will be used to construct a roofing for the current wheelchair basketball court located at Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Battambang.As the court has no roofing, it continued, athletes of wheelchair basketball have limited time to practice during morning or evening when the sun is not too high, or even may not practice at all when it is raining.Through this project, athletes will be able to practice anytime regardless of day or night and weather, and lead the wheelchair basketball team to achieve better results in an international competition in the future, said the source, adding that with great anticipation, more people would be interested in playing sports, and through that engagement, people could live a healthier society in the future.The grant is made under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects (“KUSANONE”), which directly contributes to the promotion of cultural, sports, and higher educational activities and preservation of cultural heritage conducted by non-profit organisations that are active at the grassroots level in developing countries. 

7th Angkor Ultra Trail in Siem Reap Expects More Foreign Runners

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Phnom Penh, January 10, 2024 --Seventy (70) percent of participating foreign runners will fly from their countries to join the 7th Angkor Ultra Trail in Siem Reap province on Jan. 27.The update was shared by Senior Minister H.E. Thong Khon, President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), in a press conference here in Phnom Penh on Jan. 8.The Angkor Ultra Trail, which will be organised by NOCC in collaboration with Phoenix Voyage, aims to promote tourism, enhance the local economy, and contribute to Cambodia's sports development, said H.E. Thong Khon.The running event was first held in 2016 with only 232 runners, and more and more runners joined the event from year to year, reaching 1,200 (40 percent of whom are women) from 44 countries in 2023.According to Mr. Edouard George, Director of Phoenix Voyages, as of Jan. 8, some 1,076 runners from 43 countries had signed up for the event.Most of the registered runners are from Cambodia, France, Vietnam, South Korea, and the United States of America, he added.There will be eight disciplines: Ultra-Trail Angkor 100km, Bayon Trail 64km, Marathon Trail 42km, Jungle Trail 32km, Temple Run, Nordic Walk 18km, Walk and Hike 18km, and Elephant Trail 8km.

NOCC to Request for Inclusion of Traditional Sports into the 5th Asian Youth Games

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Phnom Penh, January 03, 2024 --The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) will request the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to include Cambodian traditional sports in the 5th Asian Youth Games to be hosted by Cambodia in 2029.The intention was shared by its NOCC Secretary General H.E. Vath Chamroeun, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, in his recent interview with AKP.The Asian Youth Games 2029 will consist of 20 kinds of sports, including Olympic sports, and Cambodia will propose Kun Khmer, Lbokator, and Ok Chaktrang (chess) to be included in the games, he said.He added that NOCC President Senior Minister H.E. Thong Khon will prepare a strategic plan for a successful host of the games and encouraged the national sports federations to further develop the capacity of young athletes aged 12, 13, and 14 years old, as they will be 17, 18, and 19 years old by 2029.The age limitation is determined by OCA, and the host must respect the guidelines and techniques to carry out its tasks smoothly, emphasised the committee's secretary general.The Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to hosting the 5th Asian Youth Games and the Asian Para Youth Games successfully, and the Cambodian para athletes will also be trained hard for the games.Cambodia was authorised by the OCA to host the forthcoming games following a decision at the OCA's 40th General Assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2021.Sport contingents from 45 Asian countries are expected to join the 2029 Asian Youth Games.

Cambodian Fencing Athletes to Attend SEAFF Championship 2024 in Malaysia

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Phnom Penh, January 04, 2024 --Sixteen (16) Cambodian sports athletes, coaches, arbitrators, and athletes will attend the Southeast Asia Fencing Federation (SEAFF) Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Jan. 6 to 11, 2024.The update was shared by the Fencing Federation of Cambodia (FFC), adding that the sports delegation will be led by Mr. Hu Chienhai, FFC Deputy President.The SEAFF Championship 2024 will be a good opportunity for Cambodian athletes to gain experience and improve their capacity for international sports events, especially the 33rd SEA Games 2025 in Thailand, said Mr. Hu Cheanhai.The FFC deputy president was positive that the Cambodian team would excel in the tournament and grab medals for the nation.Cambodian coaches have been allowed by the host Malaysia, to be arbitrators during the event to upgrade themselves for the B-level licence exam.

Cambodia-Qatar Football Teams To Have Friendly Match This Weekend

date_range 28-Dec-2023
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Phnom Penh, December 28, 2023 --The Cambodian national football team on Dec. 27 gathered for the first day of training for the Cambodia-Qatar friendly match to be held in Qatar on Dec. 31.According to the coach of the Cambodian national football team, Mr. Felix Dalmas, the Cambodian players are working hard for the match, although it is an informal competition to boost mutual capacity.The match is organised at the invitation of host Qatar, and it will provide a good opportunity for Cambodian footballers to improve their capacity.He was positive that Cambodian players will grasp new technical skills through the match with the Qatar team, which is a world-class team.

China-Supported Training and Sports Materials for Asian Youth Games 2029

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Phnom Penh, October 11, 2023 --China continues to support Cambodia with long-term training and sports materials for its hosting of the 5th Asian Youth Games in 2029.The support was revealed by H.E. Vath Chamroeun, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) at Phnom Penh International Airport on Oct. 9 after the arrival of Cambodian sports delegation from the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.H.E. Vath Chamroeun continued that his committee sought support during its participation in the 19th Asian Games.The committee will select the best Cambodian athletes, including Cambodian runners, to get trained in China, said the secretary of state.So far, China has contributed to building Morodok Techo National Stadium worth over US$150 million to enable Cambodia to host international sports events, including the 32rd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023, held in May and June.China has also been supporting 160 Cambodian athletes with long-term training in 12 kinds of sports.

Cambodian Volleyball National Team Meets South Korean Team at 19th Asian Games

date_range 22-Sep-2023
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Hangzhou, September 21, 2023—Cambodia’s volleyball national team losses 0-3 to South Korean national team at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China this afternoon.

Cambodia Hosts the ITF Asian Junior Championship

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Phnom Penh, September 04, 2023—The Kingdom of Cambodia hosts the competition of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championship at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Khan Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh from Aug. 4-8 with the participation of 48 young athletes from 14 countries.

Cambodian Petanque Athletes Return Home With 6 Medals

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Phnom Penh, August 23, 2023—Cambodian sports delegates and athletes have returned home from the 5th Asian Petanque Championship in Malaysia with 6 medals, including 1 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze. Their arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport early this week was welcomed by Mr. Pon Sok, President of the National Centre for Sports Training of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, accompanied by leaders of the Boules and Petanque Federation of Cambodia. Ms. Un Sreya got the gold medal in the women’s shooting event, and the silver medal was grabbed by Mr. Sin Vong, Mr. Iet Sophat, Mr. Sok Chanmean, and Mr. Heng Thorn in the 3x3 men's event. The bronze medals were won in scoring fighting by Mr. Thong Chhoeun in 3x3 youth, 3x3 men's team, and 3x3 women's team. Twenty-two Cambodian sports delegates and athletes joined the event. Hosted by the Malaysian Boules Sports Federation, the regional sports event took place from Aug. 16 to 21, 2023, at the Arena Petanque Kuala Lumpur, with the participation of athletes from 15 countries.

National Primary School Games 2023: Kampong Chhnang Province Ranked 1st with 17 Medals

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Phnom Penh, August 21, 2023 --The National Primary School Games 2023 was successfully completed yesterday evening after ten days of competitions.Kampong Chhnang province sit first with 17 medals, including 7 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze, followed by Phnom Penh capital with 18 medals – 6 gold, 5 silver and 7 silver, and Stung Treng province with 9 medals – 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Four provinces: Kep, Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, and Preah Vihear did not obtained any medals.H.E. Dr. Sar Sokha, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, who presided over the closing ceremony of the National Primary School Games 2023, appreciated the organising commission, relevant organisations, ministries and institutions and municipal and provincial sports delegates for their cooperation for the successful organisation of the games.A total of 2,600 sports delegates, coaches and athletes from the 25 provinces and capital competed in 10 sports of 51 sport events for 531 medals in the National Primary School Games 2023.

Cambodian Football Team Attends AFF U23 Championship 2023

date_range 18-Aug-2023
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Phnom Penh, August 17, 2023—U23 Cambodian football team left the country on Aug. 15 for the AFF U23 Championship 2023 to be held from Aug. 17 to 26 in Thailand. The contest attended by the ten ASEAN countries was divided into three groups and Cambodia is in group A. Led by Coach Felix Dalmas, Cambodian team will have a match with Brunei on Aug. 17 in Rayong stadium, then with Myanmar and Thai players on Aug. 19 and 21 respectively. The semi-final will take place on Aug. 26.

Another Stadium to be Built in Siem Reap

date_range 16-Aug-2023
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Phnom Penh, August 16, 2023 --Angkor Tiger Club will build a stadium named "Angkor Tiger Stadium" on three out of its five-hectare land in Siem Reap province.Mr. Akihiro Kato, President of Angkor Tiger Club, and Mr. Kang Sen, Director General of Fuxin Steel Building, signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the stadium on Aug. 14 in the presence of Mr. Satoshi Saito, CEO of the Cambodian Primer League.According to Mr. Akihiro Kato, the construction of the stadium with 5,000 seats for speculators will begin in Oct. 2023 and is expected to finish in Aug. 2024.Once completed, the stadium will not only serve for the Cambodian Premier League 2024–2025 season but also for the organisation of tourism events.Mr. Kang Sen was positive that the stadium would be of high quality and attractive and would contribute to developing Cambodia's football.

World Police & Fire Games 2023: Cambodia Bags 71 Medals

date_range 11-Aug-2023
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Phnom Penh, August 07, 2023 --Cambodia has grabbed a total of 71 medals – 33 gold, 29 silver and 9 bronze – in 12 sports at the 20th World Police & Fire Games 2023 in Winnipeg, Canada.Of the medals, 15 were grabbed in Swimming, 12 in Wrestling, 11 in Wrist Wrestling, 8 in Karate, 8 in Jiu-Jitsu, 5 in Table Tennis, 5 in Judo, 2 in Badminton, 2 in Weightlifting’s Bench Press, 1 in Weightlifting’s Push Pull Lifting, 1 in Indoor Volleyball, and 1 in Beach Volleyball.Taking Place from July 28 to Aug. 6, the World Police & Fire Games 2023 attracted athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters and police officers from more than 70 countries across the world to compete in 63 sports.Cambodia dispatched a delegation of 49 members, including delegates, coaches and athletes to contest in 76 events of 13 sports at the biennial games.The Cambodian delegation led by H.E. Sar Sith, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Interior, will return home on Aug. 9 at 11 am. A press conference will be held upon their arrival, followed by a congratulatory procession on main streets, from Phnom Penh International Airport to the National Olympic Stadium by crossing the Independence Monument roundabout.