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Officials meet to discuss National Games

Officials meet to discuss National Games

Ouk Sotheycheat, director general of Sport at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, presided over a meeting yesterday morning of representatives from 14 federations involved in the inaugural National Games to discuss the logistical and human-resources aspects.

The meeting, held at the Department of Physical Education and Sport, was also attended by Prum Bunyi, adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Hun Samuth, director of Physical Education and Sport.

“Today’s meeting was to finalise the competition rules and set out the technical parameters for the Games,” Ouk Sotheycheat said.

The National Games will be organised jointly by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

A master plan for the development of sports leading to the hosting of the 2023 SEA Games has already been approved by the Council of Ministers.

Games will offer 107 categories

In the lead up to the staging of the National Games some time in September this year, the ministry has already started upgrading of sports infrastructure and training of personnel in human resources that includes grassroots athletes, national teams, coaches, referees, judges and officials.

The first edition of the National Games will offer 170 categories in 14 disciplines.Athletics (29). Swimming (18), Badminton (7), Basketball (2), International Boxing and Kun Boran (20), Football (2), Wrestling (16), Table Tennis (7), Taekwondo (22), Tennis (7), Volleyball, Petanque (11), La Bokator (18) and Gymnastics (10).

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