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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.