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More than 1,000 to compete in National University Games

More than 1,000 to compete in National University Games

The annual National University Games involving football, basketball, volleyball and athletics will be held at the Olympic Stadium and National Institute of Physical Education and Sports grounds from Sunday to Saturday.

As many as 1,067 students from 23 universities and training schools from all over the country will compete in the games, which are sponsored by Cambrew, the makers of Angkor Beer.

While 20 men’s teams will vie for honours in football, basketball has attracted seven men’s and six women’s outfits.

Volleyball will be contested by 11 men’s and six women’s teams.

The athletics competition will involve all the participating squads.

For the first time the National Olympic Committee has played a major role in ensuring stronger bonds between the Department of Physical Education, sports students and the Federation of National Universities.

“The technical committee of the event for the first time will also be on the lookout for outstanding talents so that NOCC can groom them with advanced training,” secretary general of the NOCC Vath Chamroeun said.


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