A sporting chance

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 [email protected]. Thanks!

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • PM: Programme to recover Vietnam War missing back on

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the resumption of the MIA programme to recover the remains of American service personnel missing after action on Cambodian soil during the Vietnam War. The programme was suspended for more than a year after the US government imposed visa

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.