Athletes from 14 teams in the Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) (CNVLD)
traveled to Phnom Penh to watch one of Cambodia's few international-circuit team
sporting events in the last 40 years. The CNVLD hopes that by bringing the world's
highest-ranked disabled volleyball team - Canada - along with the Australian team
and international sporting officials that Cambodia will soon be recognized by ASEAN
as the center for disability sports.
Members from teams from Kampong Speu are pictured at left.
Seventy percent of the Cambodian National League's players are landmine survivors.
They train four days per week, eight months a year. In three weeks the league will
start four rounds of competition that will continue through November.
The finals of the international competition will be held today at Olympic Stadium.
The Canadian team will play Cambodia Team II in the Asian Development Cup final at
9:00 a.m., and The Asia-Pacific title game between Australia and Cambodia will take
place at 2:30 pm. Entrance is free.