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Sokha Hotel chosen as venue for regional Olympic forum

Sokha Hotel chosen as venue for regional Olympic forum

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia is to hold the Olympic Solidarity-Olympic Council of Asia Regional Forum at Phom Penh’s Sokha Hotel from May 5 to 9.

According to NOCC sources, considerable thought had also been given to the prospect of holding the forum in Siem Reap, where the Kingdom first hosted this regional meeting of Southeast Asian and East Asian NOCs back in 2013, before an agreement was reached with Sokha Hotel to be the venue for around 100 delegates from as many as 25 Central, South East and East Asian countries.

The key areas of discussion during the forum will be the implementation of principles of good governance, autonomy, structure, programmes and partnership with the private sector to develop sport and strengthen the Olympic Movement.

An Asian Games Fun Run is to be held as part of this regional initiative, where presentations will be made on Olympic Solidarity Programs, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang this August

The main theme of the Fun Run Series, to be over 32 cities in Asia, is to publicise and celebrate, over the whole continent, the world’s second biggest multi-discipline sporting event after the Olympics, the Asian Games, the next edition of which will be held in Indonesia this year.

Around 3,000 runners are expected to take part in the run, which will include 3k, 5k, and 10k courses to encourage the population from every walk of life and of all ages and athletic persuasion to show their support.

Those wishing to take part in the fun run – individuals, families or groups – will need to register on the NOCC online portal: www.nocc.org.kh

As is the prevailing practice with all International Olympic Committee Conferences, forums and seminars, the NOCC has introduced an online registration portal for the delegates and members of the media attending the Olympic Solidarity-Olympic Council of Asia Regional Forum, to be held at Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh from May 5- 8.

Through the portal, the delegates can register for the forum, book their hotels and enter flight details.

This prior knowledge of arrivals and preferences will also help the local organising committee to handle logistics in advance.

The deadline for registration is March 22. The portal for registration is: www.nocc.org.kh/oca-register.

Cyprus lauds NOCC President

Meanwhile, the Nicosia-based Cyprus National Olympic Committee (CNOC) has sent a letter of congratulation to the newly re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Dr Thong Khon, reiterating its commitment for continued close collaboration between the two members.

In his letter, General Charalambos Lottas, secretary-general of the CNOC said: “On behalf of our President Dinos Michaelides and my colleagues in the Executive Board, I warmly congratulate you on your election as the President of the NOCC. Please convey my best wishes to your colleagues on the new Olympic Council.”

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