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IOC to help encourage athletes for 2012 Games

IOC to help encourage athletes for 2012 Games

As a part of their policy for helping developing member nations, the International Olympic Committee have announced the sponsorship and special assistance of four Cambodian athletes. SEA Games gold medal winning wrestler Chov Sotheara, silver medal winning boxer Phal Sophath, bronze medal winning taekwondo star Sorn Davin, and 200-metre runner Sar Choub Veasna. Vath Chamroeun, General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, said that these selected athletes are to be encouraged by the IOC to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, with the appointment of foreign coaches a possibility as well as entry into the Games granted should they fail to qualify.

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