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Donor Funds: Extra cash for sports

Donor Funds

On Tuesday, the Olympic Council of Asia gave Cambodia further funding to improve the Kingdom's sporting infrastructure. The body pledged US$150,000, in addition to US$245,000 already being used to construct a new indoor stadium and aquatic centre in Kampong Cham and Kampot provinces respectively.  "In 15 or 16 years, I hope there will be very good competition internationally from Cambodian athletes," Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, president of the OCA, said Wednesday. Meas Sarin, secretary general of the NOC, said Cambodia had already began to see marked improvement, and said in popular sports like football, volleyball and boxing,there was potential for Cambodian athletes to win medals.



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