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Thumb's up for Asian Games success

Thumb's up for Asian Games success

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia President Thong Khon hands a cash gift to local boxers competing in the upcoming Asian Games at the National Sports Complex yesterday. In a goodwill gesture, the top brass of the NOCC paid a visit to the preparatory camps of all nine Guangzhou-bound sports federations. “We wanted to show our appreciation for the efforts being put in by our sportsmen and women,” said Thong Khon at the Boxing Federation’s training facility, the NOCC group’s last stop. “We wanted to ensure that everything was going smoothly and to give them token monetary gifts to encourage them.” Teams from the Kingdom participating in the Asian Games, which runs from November 12 to 27, include Chinese chess, wrestling, tae kwon do, table tennis, beach volleyball, athletics, swimming, tennis and boxing.

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