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PM: SEA, Para games setting stage for rise of ASEAN sports

Publication date 04 June 2023 | 21:08 | ICT

Prime Minister Hun Sen, buoyed by the successful hosting of the 32nd ASEAN Games, has challenged all ASEAN nations to aim for the global stage by bidding to host the International Olympic Games or Football World Cup.



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    The 12th ASEAN Para Games officially kicked off on the evening of June 3 at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, with a spectacular opening ceremony featuring fireworks and performances by some of the Kingdom’s most accomplished talents.

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    Nigerian fighter Munonye Emmanuel Onyedikachi, known as Manu, was granted Cambodian citizenship by a recent Royal Decree.

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  • Cambodia’s women’s wheelchair basketball team aims for gold

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  • PM backs Para Games athletes

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  • Cambodian paralympians confident of retaining gold

    Cambodia is gearing up to host the ASEAN 12th Para Games 2023 on June 3, and the Cambodian sitting paralympics team is expressing confidence in their ability to retain their gold medals in the sitting paralympics event.

  • Para Games committee accept $125K

    With the 12th ASEAN Para Games set to kick off on June 3, National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia (NPCC) secretary-general Yi Veasna has predicted that the athletes of Team Cambodia will achieve excellent results.

  • Tea Banh: 12th Para Games shaping up to be a success

    Minister of National Defence Tea Banh expressed confidence in hosting the 12th ASEAN Para Games, following the “success” of the recently concluded 32nd SEA Games.

  • Fencing team prepare for sharp international comps

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  • Hun Sen offers encouragement to para athletes

    With the 12th ASEAN Para Games fast approaching, Prime Minister Hun Sen advised the athletes who are due to compete in the biennial multi-sports event to respect their sporting ethics and remain disciplined, whether they win or lose.