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Hun Sen keeps his Olympic promise

Prime Minister Hun Sen has honoured his pledge to reward Cambodia’s 2012 Olympians and their coaches.

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia President Thong Khon handed out US$300 on behalf of the Premier to each of the five home-based athletes who competed in London during a ceremony at the NOCC headquarters on Monday.

The sports stars included swimmers Hem Thon Ponleu and Hem Thon Vitiny, track athletes Kieng Samorn and Chan Seyha, and taekwondo ace Sorn Davin.

Swim coach Hem Kiry, athletics team leader Pen Vuthy and taekwondo coach Choi Yong-sok received $200 each.

Judoka Khom Rathanak Mony, who lives and trains in Brest, France, will collect his $300 on his next return to the Kingdom, while his French judo coach Philippe Urvoy has not been bequeathed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Yeun Ponlok at



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