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Athletic competitions integral to diplomacy, global unity: official

Publication date 28 June 2022 | 20:31 | ICT

Sports play a very important diplomatic role and can bring nations together in a way that politics cannot, said a Cambodian top sport official.



  • Swimmers waited ‘generations’ to medal at SEA Games

    The Khmer Swimming Federation shared that the medal they claimed at the recent 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi last month was the result of “generations” of developing the sport in the Kingdom.

  • Honda to footballers: ‘Be hungry for success’

    Japanese football legend Keisuke Honda, who leads the Cambodian national team as manager, used the occasion of his 36th birthday to share his experience and inspire the young Kouprey, urging them to develop their capabilities further in order to succeed in their careers.

  • ASEAN World Cup bid soon?

    Prime Minister Hun Sen urged all ASEAN member states to be united in making a bid to host the World Cup.

  • Equestrian team hoping for last-minute games inclusion

    President of the Cambodian Equestrian Federation Tep Mona said the leadership and athletes of the federation showed no sign of giving up on their dreams of competing for medals at the 32nd SEA Games in the Kingdom.

  • Visakha will use local match ups to prepare for AFC competition

    Wealthy football club Visakha opted not to send their players to train and compete abroad in preparation for the AFC Cup 2022 group stages – unlike Cambodian Premier League champions Phnom Penh Crown who camped in Malaysia to play warm-up matches and prepare for the competition.

  • Result overshadowed by flag controversy and poor hospitality of India at Asian Cup

    The Cambodia national football team lost 2-0 to hosts India in the opening match of Group D of the final qualifying round for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on June 8.

  • National team looking for new blood at Sar Kheng Cup

    The 21 volleyball clubs from across Cambodia who applied for the 2022 Sar Kheng Cup started competing in their four groups on June 8. Held at the Visakha Volleyball Arena at Prince Stadium, the competition will identify which teams are strong enough to progress to the next round.

  • World Cup to be paraded in Kingdom for first time ever

    The World Cup Trophy is to pass through Cambodia for the first time on June 15, touching down at Phnom Penh International Airport at 9am, and then be taken to the Peace Palace in the capital.

  • Hockey team not discouraged by early qualifying losses

    The Cambodian women’s hockey team said their players were not overwhelmed or discouraged following back-to-back losses in the ongoing qualifying tournament in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

  • India focused on victory, Cambodia express confidence in new system

    Hosts India expressed their ambition to win their June 8 opening match of Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 final qualifier against Cambodia. The match is scheduled to kick off at 10pm at Salt Lake Stadium, and India see it as the first step to achieving their goal of securing a place in the finals