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A sporting chance

DO you like sport? What kind of sport would you like to play?

Sport is a form of exercise that makes you healthy. You can simply enjoy it with your friends, or it can provide an opportunity to talk business.

There are various kinds of sports that Cambodian people enjoy playing, such as football, boxing, tennis, aerobic dancing and many others. Some people have even chosen to make a career
in sport.

In Cambodia, some teenagers have taken up sport as their career because they have an interest in it and a talent for it.

But even though they have that keen interest, and a vision of making it their career, sport cannot ensure them of a car-eer for the rest of their life, because the poor financial return often forces them to abandon sport and focus on other areas for their career (3-4).

In Cambodia, sporting fixtures – especially national competitions – don’t attract many supporters. When we host international sporting events, however, they often draw huge crowds.

This problem is affecting the development of the Kingdom’s sporting sector (6-7).

Related to sport, we’ve found a young woman interested in Labokator, a  traditional Khmer sport. She has competed, and won, in a nat-ional contest (8).

Following this issue’s sport theme, we also pose a quest-ion: what do you think about women who have chosen a career in sport?  We received varied opinions from young Cambodians  on this subject (9).

This week, Lift  also checks out a recreational sports club for young people called Ice City. A skating rink that uses the latest technology, it’s located inside Phnom Penh’s Sovanna shopping centre (11).

Lift always welcomes readers who are interested in sharing their views with us. Please send us your comments or feedback via lift@phnompenhpost.com. Thanks!

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