The 3rd National Sports Event will formally kick off on November 21, 2022 at the Moradok Techo National Stadium.

Vath Chamrouen, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and chairman of the Cambodia SEA Games Organising Committee for the 32nd SEA Games 2023 (CAMSOC), said that for the formal opening ceremony of the third National Sports Event, the committee has planned some special performances by various groups.

He added that the ceremony will be presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen and will also have a parade of flags and a patriotic salute to the national flag.

The ceremony will also feature a speech by Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron who heads up the national sports competitions and Minister of Tourism and NOCC head Thong Khon.

The National Sports Event held last year. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Sar Sokha, secretary of state at the education ministry and permanent vice-president in charge of the 3rd National Sports Event, reminded representatives from the National Sports Federation and delegates from the capital, provinces and ministries, to pay close attention to preventing the use of banned substances among Cambodia’s athletes and make fair judgments if they are working as officials overseeing the competitions.

“Let me instruct all commissions of the 3rd National Sports Event 2022, the 38 representatives of the national sports federations and the representatives of the paralympic games, as well as all capital and provincial delegates, to please cooperate and make sure you fully understand how to fight against the use of banned substances in sports, so that we will not be banned by the World Doping Agency in any sport on the way to hosting the 2023 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games,” he said.

The 3rd National Sports Event 2022 will feature competitions between the Kingdom’s athletes in 45 sports including seven paralympic sports with a total of 405 athletes competing.