Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Vovinam tournament kicks off in Siem Reap

Vovinam tournament kicks off in Siem Reap

Vovinam tournament kicks off in Siem Reap

The 2nd Southeast Asian Vovinam Championships gets under way tomorrow at the Sokhalay Hotel in Siem Reap, with five nations vying for regional martial arts bragging rights.

The three-day open event organised by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Cambodian Vovinam Federation received US$50,000 in sponsorship from telecommunications company Rath Sakon towards running costs.

Cambodia are set to field 20 competitors, while Myanmar will bring 44, Vietnam 43, Indonesia 36 and Laos 17. Twenty international referees will adjudicate the bouts.

Translated by Cheng Seryrith

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all