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NOCC outlines golden path to 2013 SEA Games

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia held a meeting at their headquarters on Tuesday to help plan a strategy for success at next year’s SEA Games in Myanmar.

NOCC president and tourism minister Thong Khon called representatives from all affiliated sports federations with the aim of drawing up a shortlist of disciplines which would receive special training schedules both at home and abroad in the lead up to the Games.

According to NOCC executive member and administrative director Hem Thon, the target of a minimum of 10 golds from Myanmar was stated at the meeting.

The NOCC also plans to encourage foreign-based athletes to compete for Cambodia as well as courting relationships with other nations to set up training camps overseas. NOCC secretary-general Vath Chamroeun confirmed that 11 events would be focused on for the gold hunt at the SEA Games, including bodybuilding, English boxing, judo, marathon, petanque, sepak takraw, taekwondo, tennis, vovinam, wrestling and wushu.

Translated by In Sopheng

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