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Youth Club sold to US

Youth Club sold to US

It's official: swimmers have splashed their last at the International Youth Club,

following the purchase of the site by the US Embassy on November 29.

UNESCO head Etienne Clement told the Post he was concerned by the sale.

"It's a very unusual situation in Phnom Penh now: there is no large-scale sports

installation for people to use, and physical activity is very important, " he

said.

A spokesman for the embassy said it was too early to speculate on how the site would

be developed, but he doubted the 50-meter pool would be retained.

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