China-Supported Training and Sports Materials for Asian Youth Games 2029
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Emmanuel Macron’s remarks on Russia set alarm bells ringing
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Eileen Gu soars to Olympic gold as China embraces dual-culture star
With the pressure of more than a billion people on her shoulders, Eileen Gu soared and spun high into the Beijing sky before landing a stunning double cork 1620 to take Winter Olympic gold. Then, in another considerable feat of nimbleness, the 18-year-old deftly avoided attempts by the world’s media to drag her into a diplomatic incident with the skill of a UN veteran.It amounted to the performance of these Games, on and off the snow. And across China it also led to an immediate outpouring of support and joy for Gu, who was born in the US before controversially transferring her allegiance to China three years ago.
My players deserve this’: Boreham Wood turn focus to Lampard’s Everton
Garrard got that and what a story it was for the captain, Mark Ricketts, at 37 years young, when he threaded home a low sidefoot on 38 minutes to give the National League side the lead. Ricketts had not trained from Tuesday to Friday and he did the bare minimum on Saturday as he nursed an injury that needed an injection last Monday.
Talking Horses: Jockey Club’s Playtech deal feels like a new low
The result, according to Playtech’s casino director, James Frendo, will be “a full range of exceptional and exciting cross-product content”. Or the Jockey Club flogging Playtech some racing-themed wrapping paper for software that mechanically grinds a fixed percentage of turnover from its users, depending on your point of view.
Australia win Women’s Ashes series after miserable England batting display
Australia strolled to victory in the second one-day international of the women’s Ashes, winning the overall series with a game to spare having retained the trophy in the previous outing. Until this point England had provided a good contest, but on Sunday were rolled for a paltry 129 after being sent in to bat at Melbourne’s Junction Oval and bowled out in 42.5 overs. Australia chased the score five wickets down in with nearly 15 overs to spare.This was Australia’s first Ashes win at home in the multi-format style that combines 50-over, 20-over and Test cricket. Charlotte Edwards led England to a win in 2013-14, and Heather Knight’s 2017 team tied: the Australians went large on celebrations after retaining the trophy, only for England to win the final two matches. The same scenario was possible this time, England trailing 4-8 on points with two games to play, but none of the Australian players or staff from last time had forgotten that frustration. History never looked a chance to repeat.Australia beat England by five wickets in second ODI to win Women’s Ashes – as it happenedRead moreEngland began well enough, scoring at four runs an over through the first 10 and only losing Tammy Beaumont after edging Ellyse Perry. That wicket fell to a blinder, too – keeper Alyssa Healy diving to her right to have the ball nestle in the very tip of her glove webbing, turning mid-air to land on her left arm and protect the right, and stopping the catch jarring free.But new leg-spinner Alana King again had influence belying her experience, taking her first ODI wicket when trapping Lauren Winfield-Hill for 28 with a straight ball in the 11th over. Through King and left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen, the scoring dried up, 17 run in seven overs before Sciver lost patience and tried to launch Jonassen. Not to the pitch, she aimed at midwicket but delivered a top edge to cover. England’s most damaging striker had made 8 from 25 balls.
Australia beat England by five wickets in second ODI to win Women’s Ashes – as it happened
Right, that’s it from me. I’m going to try and get a couple of hours sleep before morning. Thanks to anyone out there for tuning in, and to Ravi for his tweets! A disappointing game for England, who are yet to win a match this series, but a pleasing one for Australia, who WIN THE ASHES and can delight in seeing Perry back to her best with bat and ball. We’ll be back late on Monday night.Have a lovely day.Well, that wasn’t a box-office thriller. Australia used their innings to safely row towards the shore rather than try any fancy detours. England’s bowling was adequate, did the job , but without much ballast from the batters. A few problems for England at the top order, they’re so reliant on Heather Knight which puts a huge responsibility on her shoulders. We wait, incidentally, to hear any news on Kate Cross’s injury - who took two wickets.They’ve already rattled through the media presentations - the player of the match is Ellyse Perry; Heather Knight is disappointed in what might have been on a slow pitch; Meg Lanning would have liked to finish a little bit better with the bat but is very happy, says Perry is bowling better than she’s seen her bowl for a long time.
Mack Hansen makes instant impact as Ireland aim for Total Farrell
The trip to Paris already feels like the potential crux of this tournament, which feels like a faintly ridiculous statement to make after 80 minutes of play. But for Ireland and their long-agonising supporters, it may just be time to start believing the hype. It was a measure of Ireland’s dominance that a normally edgy crowd had begun to relax well before the end.Ruthless Ireland obliterate injury-hit Wales to lay down Six Nations markerRead moreTen minutes from time the Mexican waves were already swooping around the stadium and a little air had drained from the place.At which point, as if to chide Ireland for their contentment, Taine Basham promptly pilfered a late try after a rare moment of slackness from Tadhg Beirne. Still, the magnificent Beirne had more than earned his little late siesta, and in a way so had Ireland.Certainly you might argue that the scoreline flattered the losers, not the victors. Ireland could have put the game to bed within 20 minutes, but even without the points their supremacy deserved, the way they made Wales suffer during that opening quarter would tell later on.It was a great day for Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose at centre, for Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong in the front row, for Andrew Conway and his two tries, for Jack Conan who won a crucial breakdown penalty late in the first half just as Wales were threatening to strike back.Indeed, pretty much the only Irishman who was not enjoying himself was Rob Baloucoune: left out in favour of Mack Hansen, and now forced to watch the debutant rip up the defending Six Nations champions.Doubtless the talented Baloucoune will get a chance to add to his two Ireland caps before long. But here it was Hansen who seized his chance and seized the moment, earning the man-of-the-match award (probably out of sentiment as much as anything else) and almost certainly an extended run in the side. He made 94 metres, more than anyone else, two clean breaks and the sumptuous assist for Aki’s early try.
GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Cardiff (Elliott, 76 mins)
That’s a cracker! The ball comes in from the left and Elliott, in a worrying amount of space after McGuinness slips, takes a lovely first touch before hammering a volley inside the near post!15 - Trent Alexander-Arnold has recorded his 15th assist of the season across all competitions; this is the most by any Premier League player in 2021-22, as well as the joint-most for Alexander-Arnold in a single season of his career (also 15 in 18-19 and 19-20). Pinpoint.
Rory McIlroy discounting past glories as he chases third Dubai Desert Classic
Rory McIlroy publicly places little stock in two previous wins at the Dubai Desert Classic but one can be certain the rest of those vying for the famous trophy are well aware of his record at the Emirates Club. Should he prevail here, McIlroy would join Ernie Els as a three-times Desert Classic champion.“I live in Ernie’s old house in Florida,” said McIlroy. “It would be nice to do something else sort of intertwined with him.”Relief as Prince Andrew relinquishes membership of Royal & Ancient ClubRead moreMcIlroy’s 69 – one stroke more than the best round in an 81-strong third-round field – puts him in the final group in his second start of 2022. Justin Harding produced his highest score of the week, 71, but still leads McIlroy’s 10 under par by two. Tommy Fleetwood and Erik van Rooyen are firmly part of this equation at minus nine. Yet given his status and previous glories, all eyes are fixed on McIlroy.“I’m excited,” said McIlroy. “I had a really good chance in 2018 here and let it slip through my fingers. It is good to give myself another opportunity.”Rory McIlroy publicly places little stock in two previous wins at the Dubai Desert Classic but one can be certain the rest of those vying for the famous trophy are well aware of his record at the Emirates Club. Should he prevail here, McIlroy would join Ernie Els as a three-times Desert Classic champion.“I live in Ernie’s old house in Florida,” said McIlroy. “It would be nice to do something else sort of intertwined with him.”Relief as Prince Andrew relinquishes membership of Royal & Ancient ClubRead moreMcIlroy’s 69 – one stroke more than the best round in an 81-strong third-round field – puts him in the final group in his second start of 2022. Justin Harding produced his highest score of the week, 71, but still leads McIlroy’s 10 under par by two. Tommy Fleetwood and Erik van Rooyen are firmly part of this equation at minus nine. Yet given his status and previous glories, all eyes are fixed on McIlroy.“I’m excited,” said McIlroy. “I had a really good chance in 2018 here and let it slip through my fingers. It is good to give myself another opportunity.”
Scotland can build momentum from famous victory over auld enemy
It was a second successive victory over England for the first time since 1984 – they went on to win their second grand slam that year – and a third in five meetings with England.If there are plenty of hurdles in the way before such thoughts can be entertained this year, Scotland will head to Cardiff next Saturday with a huge spring in their step. This was far from a perfect performance as their coach, Gregor Townsend, will no doubt point out when the analysis begins in earnest. But after the victories in Llanelli, Twickenham and Paris in the past 16 months, and another tight squeeze against Australia in the autumn, the belief coursing through the tartan ranks is palpable. The encouraging thing is they can play much better than this, but victory was everything. Momentum is firmly with them.Scotland edge out England after Luke Cowan-Dickie’s blunderRead moreScotland enjoyed more possession and territory than any other side in the Six Nations last year. Here, though, they were living off scraps for the first hour. After 50 minutes they had spent seven seconds in England’s 22.The home side had one real opportunity to score a try and they took it with alacrity. It started with a quick lineout routine and when Maro Itoje rushed up in defence, Stuart Hogg did brilliantly to skip around the England lock’s tackle and slip the charging Darcy Graham through a gap between Nick Isiekwe and Elliot Daly. The Edinburgh wing sized up the situation, stepped inside Joe Marchant and found the supporting Ben White on an inside support line.What a moment for the 23-year-old London Irish scrum-half. His inclusion in the squad – ahead of the more experienced George Horne – and then the matchday 23, given the form of Edinburgh’s Ben Vellacott, raised a few eyebrows north of the border.When Ali Price went off for an HIA after 12 minutes, those concerns only heightened further. One wondered if Townsend had taken an unnecessary gamble.No wonder White was grinning as he was handed his coat on the sidelines following Price’s return. A 12-minute cameo and a debut try.
Earlier, we saw cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov secure
Earlier, we saw cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov secure gold in the 30km skiathlon. In his press conference, the Russian athlete hit back at reporters “hinting at doping” by querying his dominant performance.“We have clean sportsmen, clean athletes who are at the Olympics who do doping tests almost every day,” Bolshunov said. “I believe it’s wrong to ask us these questions – you don’t achieve these results all of a sudden, you don’t become an Olympic champion, because it takes years and years of training.”The ROC cross-country skiing coach, Yuri Borodavko, was banned by the Russian ski federation for two years in 2010 for being “involved in doping cases”. He has always denied any involvement, and maintains that his suspension was a formality.
Winter Olympics day two: curling, ski jumping, luge and freestyle skiing – live!
In the fourth leg, neither USA’s Ethan Cepuran or Switzerland’s Livio Wenger can get close to the podium. I’m also disappointed that Wenger didn’t take to the rink in a knee-length padded coat.The final pair before we take a 15-minute break (why, I’m not sure) are Dutchman Patrick Roest and Italy’s Andrea Giovannini. Roest is on track to overtake Engebråten at halfway but looking weary – can he hold on?He certainly can – in fact, he sets a new Olympic record of 6min 9.31s, half a second quicker than his Norwegian rival. That will take some beating.