Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A rehearsal for opening ceremony of SEA Games held inWunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on November 28th (Phot0-Soe Nyunt/EMG)
NAY PYI TAW—For the first time in the history of the Southeast Asian Games, the chinlone competition makes its debut today in the country many regard as a world leader in the sport.

A chinlone competition was not included in the 1961 and 1969 SEA Games hosted by Myanmar. Forty-four years later, Myanmar is hoping to win many gold medals in chinlone as host of the 27th SEA Games.

The Myanmar Chinlone Federation anticipates winning as many as six gold medals in the chinlone event. As one of Myanmar’s traditional sports, chances are good that the country could win gold on the very first day of competition.

At the last SEA Games held in Indonesia, Myanmar won 16 gold medals and finished seventh in the overall standings.

As host of the 27th SEA Games, Myanmar is hoping to win about 100 gold medals and finish between first and third place overall, according to Sports Minister Tint San.

Another popular Myanmar sport, sepak takraw, will take place on the closing day of the SEA Games schedule. The SEA Games end on December 22.

[elevenmyanmar.com]

27th SEA Games to start with Myanmar Chinlone competition today

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A rehearsal for opening ceremony of SEA Games held inWunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on November 28th (Phot0-Soe Nyunt/EMG)
NAY PYI TAW—For the first time in the history of the Southeast Asian Games, the chinlone competition makes its debut today in the country many regard as a world leader in the sport.

A chinlone competition was not included in the 1961 and 1969 SEA Games hosted by Myanmar. Forty-four years later, Myanmar is hoping to win many gold medals in chinlone as host of the 27th SEA Games.

The Myanmar Chinlone Federation anticipates winning as many as six gold medals in the chinlone event. As one of Myanmar’s traditional sports, chances are good that the country could win gold on the very first day of competition.

At the last SEA Games held in Indonesia, Myanmar won 16 gold medals and finished seventh in the overall standings.

As host of the 27th SEA Games, Myanmar is hoping to win about 100 gold medals and finish between first and third place overall, according to Sports Minister Tint San.

Another popular Myanmar sport, sepak takraw, will take place on the closing day of the SEA Games schedule. The SEA Games end on December 22.

[elevenmyanmar.com]

Myanmar is “100 percent” ready for the Southeast Asian Games, a senior official said on November 29, as the clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation’s history.

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

In a major test of Myanmar’s infrastructure and organisation, thousands of athletes, officials, media and visitors are descending for the 22-day multisport event starting this week.

“We are 100-percent ready to hold the SEA Games,” sports ministry director U Htay Aung said. “We are ready now. We held the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony [on November 28].”

U Htay Aung said 6000 athletes and 3000 journalists are due for the games, which began in low-key fashion with football preliminaries and floorball demonstration events on December 1.

It does not formally get underway until the opening ceremony on December 11 at the 30,000-seat Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.

Nine thousand athletes and journalists alone are expected and “hundreds of thousands” of local fans will attend, U Htay Aung said.

Vice President U Nyan Tun has urged athletes to “strive for a golden age of Myanmar sports … improving the reputation of the country and making history to be regarded as sporting heroes”, according to a government release.

However, privately some officials are concerned about the preparations and potential problems, especially the number of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors.

“There are many things to be done even though many ministries are involved. Hotel rooms cannot be enough because many foreigners and many visitors will come,” a government official, who did not want to be named, told AFP.

“Ten of thousands of people will join the events. Hopefully everything can be done smoothly. Cooperation between ministries is very weak,” he confided.

A senior police official admitted, “Thousands of athletes and officials and also thousands of fans will come. Although we tried our best for security with enough numbers, I’m a little bit nervous.”

The SEA Games are not unfamiliar with problems. The last edition in Indonesia was hit by corruption, delays in construction and a deadly stadium stampede at the men’s football final.

Some 1380 medals will be handed out in events ranging from mainstream sports such as athletics to the traditional Myanmar pursuit of chinlone.

[MMTimes.com]

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

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Myanmar is “100 percent” ready for the Southeast Asian Games, a senior official said on November 29, as the clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation’s history.

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

In a major test of Myanmar’s infrastructure and organisation, thousands of athletes, officials, media and visitors are descending for the 22-day multisport event starting this week.

“We are 100-percent ready to hold the SEA Games,” sports ministry director U Htay Aung said. “We are ready now. We held the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony [on November 28].”

U Htay Aung said 6000 athletes and 3000 journalists are due for the games, which began in low-key fashion with football preliminaries and floorball demonstration events on December 1.

It does not formally get underway until the opening ceremony on December 11 at the 30,000-seat Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.

Nine thousand athletes and journalists alone are expected and “hundreds of thousands” of local fans will attend, U Htay Aung said.

Vice President U Nyan Tun has urged athletes to “strive for a golden age of Myanmar sports … improving the reputation of the country and making history to be regarded as sporting heroes”, according to a government release.

However, privately some officials are concerned about the preparations and potential problems, especially the number of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors.

“There are many things to be done even though many ministries are involved. Hotel rooms cannot be enough because many foreigners and many visitors will come,” a government official, who did not want to be named, told AFP.

“Ten of thousands of people will join the events. Hopefully everything can be done smoothly. Cooperation between ministries is very weak,” he confided.

A senior police official admitted, “Thousands of athletes and officials and also thousands of fans will come. Although we tried our best for security with enough numbers, I’m a little bit nervous.”

The SEA Games are not unfamiliar with problems. The last edition in Indonesia was hit by corruption, delays in construction and a deadly stadium stampede at the men’s football final.

Some 1380 medals will be handed out in events ranging from mainstream sports such as athletics to the traditional Myanmar pursuit of chinlone.

[MMTimes.com]

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

A major SEA Games venue in Nay Pyi Taw will be held soon as Myanmar putting its finishing touches to the SEA Games stadiums, the Myanma Alinn reported.

The stadium Wunna Theddhi with the capacity of 30,000 will be opened soon, according to the Ministry of Sports.

“There are two major SEA Games venues in Nay Pyi Taw. They are Zeyathiri and Wunna Theiddhi stadiums,” director Kyaw Moe Win of Sports Ministry said.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on December 11 and 22.

The SEA Games is the first international sports event to be held in Myanmar in 44 years.

The sports venues, the sports villages and hostels have been made ready in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and Ngwehsaung beach.

[Myanmar Update]

Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

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Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

A major SEA Games venue in Nay Pyi Taw will be held soon as Myanmar putting its finishing touches to the SEA Games stadiums, the Myanma Alinn reported.

The stadium Wunna Theddhi with the capacity of 30,000 will be opened soon, according to the Ministry of Sports.

“There are two major SEA Games venues in Nay Pyi Taw. They are Zeyathiri and Wunna Theiddhi stadiums,” director Kyaw Moe Win of Sports Ministry said.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on December 11 and 22.

The SEA Games is the first international sports event to be held in Myanmar in 44 years.

The sports venues, the sports villages and hostels have been made ready in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and Ngwehsaung beach.

[Myanmar Update]

SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

The organizers of SEA Games issued a public appeal Tuesday over the limited sale of tickets for opening and closing ceremonies of the event.

The government committee said the capacity of Wunna Theiddhi Stadium which would hold the grand opening and closing ceremonies has been reduced due to lighting and other preparations for the opening and closing sessions.

The stadium can originally hold more than 30,000 attendances, but the tickets for 10,000 will be available out for sale.

The organizers also said most seats were reserved for the guests and athletes from 10 other Southeast Asian fellows.

The government officials earlier said that the prices of the tickets have been raised due to security purposes.

The prices of the tickets are still unknown, but the entry to the event is available free of charge.

Myanmar will hold is first SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, and Ngwehsaung beach in coming December.

[Myanmar Update]

SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

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SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

The organizers of SEA Games issued a public appeal Tuesday over the limited sale of tickets for opening and closing ceremonies of the event.

The government committee said the capacity of Wunna Theiddhi Stadium which would hold the grand opening and closing ceremonies has been reduced due to lighting and other preparations for the opening and closing sessions.

The stadium can originally hold more than 30,000 attendances, but the tickets for 10,000 will be available out for sale.

The organizers also said most seats were reserved for the guests and athletes from 10 other Southeast Asian fellows.

The government officials earlier said that the prices of the tickets have been raised due to security purposes.

The prices of the tickets are still unknown, but the entry to the event is available free of charge.

Myanmar will hold is first SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, and Ngwehsaung beach in coming December.

[Myanmar Update]


The opening cer-emony of the 27thSEA Games will be held in Nay Pyi Taw Wunna Theikdi Stadium at 6 pm on 11 December 2013, and the closing ceremony of the Games at 6 pm on 22, December 2013. Tickets for the XXVII SEA Games will be sold in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and through Online. Those Tickets for 27th SEA Games available wishing to buy the tickets through online may visit www.27seagames2013.com and in person may be available at the following ticket booths with Citizen-ship Scrutiny Cards.

(A) Nay Pyi Taw
(1) Wunna Theikdi Stadium No.1 Gate
(2) Myoma Market, Shop No. Pa-112
(3) Pyinmana Paung-laung Sports Ground

(B) Yangon
(1) Arrival lounge of Yangon International Airport
(2) Moeyan Lottery Shop in front of Bo-gyoke Market
(c) Mandalay
(1)Moeyan Lottery Shop 84thStreet be-tween 31stx 32ndstreets

The tickets for opening or closing ceremony cost US$ 50 for grand stand and US$ 30 for ordinary stand for foreigners and K 5000 for grand stand and K 3000 for ordinary stand for local. For-eigners must show passports and local CSC from 18th to 30th November. Only the valid tickets holders are al-lowed to enjoy the Games. For further informa-tion, dial 067-406238 and 067-406239 of the Min-istry of Sports and 01-564317, 09-5132300 and 09-73094153 of Accord Myanmar Co., Ltd.

Tickets for 27th SEA Games available

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The opening cer-emony of the 27thSEA Games will be held in Nay Pyi Taw Wunna Theikdi Stadium at 6 pm on 11 December 2013, and the closing ceremony of the Games at 6 pm on 22, December 2013. Tickets for the XXVII SEA Games will be sold in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and through Online. Those Tickets for 27th SEA Games available wishing to buy the tickets through online may visit www.27seagames2013.com and in person may be available at the following ticket booths with Citizen-ship Scrutiny Cards.

(A) Nay Pyi Taw
(1) Wunna Theikdi Stadium No.1 Gate
(2) Myoma Market, Shop No. Pa-112
(3) Pyinmana Paung-laung Sports Ground

(B) Yangon
(1) Arrival lounge of Yangon International Airport
(2) Moeyan Lottery Shop in front of Bo-gyoke Market
(c) Mandalay
(1)Moeyan Lottery Shop 84thStreet be-tween 31stx 32ndstreets

The tickets for opening or closing ceremony cost US$ 50 for grand stand and US$ 30 for ordinary stand for foreigners and K 5000 for grand stand and K 3000 for ordinary stand for local. For-eigners must show passports and local CSC from 18th to 30th November. Only the valid tickets holders are al-lowed to enjoy the Games. For further informa-tion, dial 067-406238 and 067-406239 of the Min-istry of Sports and 01-564317, 09-5132300 and 09-73094153 of Accord Myanmar Co., Ltd.

Vietnam's judo pins hope on veterans at SEA Games 27

The Vietnamese delegation has set a target of at least four gold medals for judo veterans (ranking in the top two) and is sending all “big names” to the forthcoming regional sports festival in Myanmar next month. Report by Communist Party of Vietnam's online newspaper.

Vietnam’s judo has shown good preparations in the last several months with athletes participating in international competition and training tours, as well as spending money for coaches to train abroad. At this time, the national women's judo squad is training in China and will return to the homeland on November 30.

Head coach of the national judo squad Le Duy Hai said that the gap between Vietnam and its rival is now narrow. So, there will be very strong race among top squads in the upcoming matches.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Huu An, head of the judo section under the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, shared the news that the host country Myanmar has poured a lot of money and time into its judo team, thus creating challenges for Vietnam and other nations.

At this year’s SEA Games, judo will be a “marathon event” for Vietnam as it is competing in 18 medal categories from December 18-21.

With regard to force, Vietnam has high expectations on “Judo Queen” Van Ngoc Tu, besides four athletes who bagged gold medals at the previous SEA Games 2011.

She is now mobilising all her energy for important battles. This is the 5th SEA Games in which the Olympic athlete of London 2012 has participated.

The national judo squad also welcomes the return of female athlete Nguyen Thi Nhu Y who used to create a lot of “unpleasant swings” for rivals.

In the kata event, there is a hope for Vietnam to pocket gold. Female judokas Nguyen Hoang Cam Ha and Le Ngoc Van Anh attended a training course in Japan from November 14-24.

Meanwhile, male judokas Nguyen Thanh Tai and Nguyen Ngoc Son will depart for South Korea for training from December 1-8. They won gold with “Nage nokata” performance at SEA Games 25-2009.

Judo ("gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defence moves are part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori)

[Vietnam Plus]

Vietnam's judo pins hope on veterans at SEA Games 27

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Vietnam's judo pins hope on veterans at SEA Games 27

The Vietnamese delegation has set a target of at least four gold medals for judo veterans (ranking in the top two) and is sending all “big names” to the forthcoming regional sports festival in Myanmar next month. Report by Communist Party of Vietnam's online newspaper.

Vietnam’s judo has shown good preparations in the last several months with athletes participating in international competition and training tours, as well as spending money for coaches to train abroad. At this time, the national women's judo squad is training in China and will return to the homeland on November 30.

Head coach of the national judo squad Le Duy Hai said that the gap between Vietnam and its rival is now narrow. So, there will be very strong race among top squads in the upcoming matches.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Huu An, head of the judo section under the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, shared the news that the host country Myanmar has poured a lot of money and time into its judo team, thus creating challenges for Vietnam and other nations.

At this year’s SEA Games, judo will be a “marathon event” for Vietnam as it is competing in 18 medal categories from December 18-21.

With regard to force, Vietnam has high expectations on “Judo Queen” Van Ngoc Tu, besides four athletes who bagged gold medals at the previous SEA Games 2011.

She is now mobilising all her energy for important battles. This is the 5th SEA Games in which the Olympic athlete of London 2012 has participated.

The national judo squad also welcomes the return of female athlete Nguyen Thi Nhu Y who used to create a lot of “unpleasant swings” for rivals.

In the kata event, there is a hope for Vietnam to pocket gold. Female judokas Nguyen Hoang Cam Ha and Le Ngoc Van Anh attended a training course in Japan from November 14-24.

Meanwhile, male judokas Nguyen Thanh Tai and Nguyen Ngoc Son will depart for South Korea for training from December 1-8. They won gold with “Nage nokata” performance at SEA Games 25-2009.

Judo ("gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defence moves are part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori)

[Vietnam Plus]

Athletics – the "gold mine" for Vietnam at SEA Games

Vietnam will send up to 43 track-and-field athletes to the upcoming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, aiming to obtain 10 to 12 gold medals from these sports. Report by Vietnam Net online newspaper.

Athletics has been one of the most important sports of Vietnam at the various SEA Games, even this time, when the athletics team does not have the strongest force. At the 26th SEA Games, athletics won the second highest number of gold medals, only after gymnastics (nine gold medals).

This year, because of injury, runner Truong Thanh Hang, who is called “Queen of Speed” of Southeast Asia will be absent from the games. Hang is now the top runner in the region for the women's 800- and 1,500-m categories. Hang will be replaced by Do Thi Thao, who won a silver medal at the previous games.

Another outstanding face of the athletics team is Vu Thi Huong. Huong used to be the top runner of the women’s 100m and 200m categories but due to injuries, Huong failed to protect her championships at the 26th SEA Games. This year, Huong showed great effort in practice and has achieved very positive parameters.

Huong’s coach Nguyen Dinh Minh said that this year Huong met some unexpected problems, such as trauma or an endoscopic surgery but her spirit is still strong.

"Earlier this year I registered two gold medals for women's 100m and 200m for Huong and that target does not change now. I will raise the intensity and try to help Huong achieve her best performance at the SEA Games later this year," the coach added.

Deputy Secretary General of the Vietnam Athletics Federation Nguyen Manh Hung said so far this year the best performance of the athletes in the region at the women’s 100-m category is about 11 seconds 76. Meanwhile, Huong’s best performance in practice is around 11 seconds 50.

At this year's SEA Games, Vu Van Huyen will not compete in the men’s pentathlon content but will participate in several single subjects. Huyen is expected to win a gold medal for men’s pole-vault.

While veterans face various problems, young athletes have made big progress.

At the Athletics Championships 2013, many experts said that female runner Nguyen Thi Oanh, from Hanoi, made a significant advancement. Oanh, 17, won three gold medals for women’s 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay and two gold medals for women’s 400m hurdle, 4x200m relay. Oanh will be one of the hopes of Vietnam’s track-and-field in the 27th SEA Games.

The most notable young athlete is Quach Thi Lan, 17, from Thanh Hoa province. In 2012, the Muong ethnic girl broke the national record for the women’s 400m hurdle, which had been maintained for 10 years. Lan’s achievement also exceeded the gold medal of the 26th Sea Games and nearly touched the Asian gold medal. Most recently, Lan won a gold medal in the Malaysia Open, which showed that she currently has very good performance.

The emergence of a young talent like Lan makes managers of the Vietnam Athletics Federation extremely excited because if Lan can maintain her form, she will surely win a gold medal at the 27th SEA Games. Experts also expect that Lan will shine at the 2019 Asian Games held in Vietnam.

In addition to the above athletes, Vietnam can lay hope on the familiar faces such as Hue Hoa, Viet Anh, Duong Van Thai, Thanh Phuc and Thanh Ngung, Nguyen Thi Thuy, Dao Xuan Cuong and Nguyen Thi Phuong.

[Vietnam Plus]

Athletics – the "gold mine" for Vietnam at SEA Games

Posted at  6:18 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0

Athletics – the "gold mine" for Vietnam at SEA Games

Vietnam will send up to 43 track-and-field athletes to the upcoming 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, aiming to obtain 10 to 12 gold medals from these sports. Report by Vietnam Net online newspaper.

Athletics has been one of the most important sports of Vietnam at the various SEA Games, even this time, when the athletics team does not have the strongest force. At the 26th SEA Games, athletics won the second highest number of gold medals, only after gymnastics (nine gold medals).

This year, because of injury, runner Truong Thanh Hang, who is called “Queen of Speed” of Southeast Asia will be absent from the games. Hang is now the top runner in the region for the women's 800- and 1,500-m categories. Hang will be replaced by Do Thi Thao, who won a silver medal at the previous games.

Another outstanding face of the athletics team is Vu Thi Huong. Huong used to be the top runner of the women’s 100m and 200m categories but due to injuries, Huong failed to protect her championships at the 26th SEA Games. This year, Huong showed great effort in practice and has achieved very positive parameters.

Huong’s coach Nguyen Dinh Minh said that this year Huong met some unexpected problems, such as trauma or an endoscopic surgery but her spirit is still strong.

"Earlier this year I registered two gold medals for women's 100m and 200m for Huong and that target does not change now. I will raise the intensity and try to help Huong achieve her best performance at the SEA Games later this year," the coach added.

Deputy Secretary General of the Vietnam Athletics Federation Nguyen Manh Hung said so far this year the best performance of the athletes in the region at the women’s 100-m category is about 11 seconds 76. Meanwhile, Huong’s best performance in practice is around 11 seconds 50.

At this year's SEA Games, Vu Van Huyen will not compete in the men’s pentathlon content but will participate in several single subjects. Huyen is expected to win a gold medal for men’s pole-vault.

While veterans face various problems, young athletes have made big progress.

At the Athletics Championships 2013, many experts said that female runner Nguyen Thi Oanh, from Hanoi, made a significant advancement. Oanh, 17, won three gold medals for women’s 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay and two gold medals for women’s 400m hurdle, 4x200m relay. Oanh will be one of the hopes of Vietnam’s track-and-field in the 27th SEA Games.

The most notable young athlete is Quach Thi Lan, 17, from Thanh Hoa province. In 2012, the Muong ethnic girl broke the national record for the women’s 400m hurdle, which had been maintained for 10 years. Lan’s achievement also exceeded the gold medal of the 26th Sea Games and nearly touched the Asian gold medal. Most recently, Lan won a gold medal in the Malaysia Open, which showed that she currently has very good performance.

The emergence of a young talent like Lan makes managers of the Vietnam Athletics Federation extremely excited because if Lan can maintain her form, she will surely win a gold medal at the 27th SEA Games. Experts also expect that Lan will shine at the 2019 Asian Games held in Vietnam.

In addition to the above athletes, Vietnam can lay hope on the familiar faces such as Hue Hoa, Viet Anh, Duong Van Thai, Thanh Phuc and Thanh Ngung, Nguyen Thi Thuy, Dao Xuan Cuong and Nguyen Thi Phuong.

[Vietnam Plus]

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