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Old March 5th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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27th Southeast Asian Games 2013

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Thailand supports Myanmar hosting of Southeast Asian Games

In a show of regional brotherhood, Thailand has volunteered to help its neighbor Myanmar shoulder the costs of staging the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in December. To help Myanmar successfully host the region’s premier sporting event, Thailand will donate roughly US$2 million to cover the costs of trainers, equipment and IT support for the eleven-day competition in Yangon, Naypyidaw and Mandalay.

The 27th SEA Games “have been beset by troubles since they were announced’’ in 2010, said a press release from the Hanoi-based AsiaTourAdvisor (ATA), which specializes in Indochina travel. “However Thailand’s recent decision to help fund the games is both a massive boost to Myanmar and a great strengthening of the relationship between the two countries.”

The SEA Games are the region’s largest athletics competition and serve as a qualifying stage for the Olympics. Thailand has hosted the SEA Games six times since their inception in 1958, with Bangkok, Chiang Mai and NakhonRatchasima all taking a role as host cities. The Kingdom’s experience in staging the games should serve as a support to Myanmar in terms of technical assistance.

Thailand is also the sporting powerhouse of the region, having won the overall medals tally at the SEA Games 11 times. One gold medal was actually won by King BhumibolAdulyadej and his eldest daughter Princess UbolRatanafor sailing in 1967. King Bhumibol not only skippered his vessel, but also built it himself by hand.

ATA reported that Thailand will send trainers to Myanmar for 14 sports. Myanmar is also sending some of its team members to Thailand for 30 days of training in six sporting events. Seven Thai sports associations will provide equipment worth about $920,000, while other Thai sources of assistance will make up the rest. In addition, Thailand will support IT equipment and management for Myanmar officials during the games.

“The games coming to Myanmar is an obvious boost for both trade and morale in the country. The local people are really proud and excited to be hosting such a prestigious event. Thailand’s fantastic offer of assistance is warmly welcomed as relations between the two great nations has never been better,” ATA’s chief executive officer Tran Truong said.

Calling the decision by Thailand a “tremendous gesture,” ATA predicted the SEA Games would provide a massive boost to Myanmar’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. Since Myanmar began transitioning towards democracy, tourism boycotts have been called off and visitors are streaming into the country. Myanmar is struggling to cope with the rising number of arrivals, which still pale in comparison to the numbers visiting Thailand, because the country does not yet have sufficient infrastructure to support a tourism boom.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southeast_Asian_Games

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Thailand gives full support to Myanmar to host SEA Games

BANGKOK, 18 July 2011 (NNT)-Myanmar’s Olympic Committee has met with the Thai counterpart recently for assistance to host South East Asian Games (SEA Games) 2014. The Olympic Committee of Thailand is ready to support Myanmar on the sport equipment as well as facilities.

Gen Yutthasak Sasiprabha, Executive Chairperson of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, said Myanmar would receive full support from Thailand. Meanwhile, its important task now is to host the Olympic Day sport event in honor of His Majesty the King on 24 July, 2011.

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Myanmar's minister of sports Brigadier General Thura Aye Myint waves the SEA GAMES federation flag after the handover during the closing ceremony of the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEA GAMES) in Palembang, Sumatra province on November 22, 2011. The 27th Southeast Asian Games is scheduled to be held in Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar in 2013.

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Old March 24th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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27th Southeast Asian Games

The 27th SEA Games are to be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay regions and Ngwe Saung Beach from Dec 11 to 22, 2013.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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Myanmar Aims High In 2013 Sea Games

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YANGON, March 24 (Bernama) -- Myanmar is aiming to achieve more medals in the 27th Southeast Asian Games when the country plays host to the regional sports gala for the third time next year, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Although we target more gold medals in the 27th SEA Games, we will compete the games with dignity," the 7-Day News quoted U Tint San, Minister of Sports as saying on Saturday.

The 27th SEA Games are to be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay regions and Ngwe Saung Beach from Dec 11 to 22, 2013.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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Old September 14th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #9
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Naypyitaw to build more hotels for SEA Games

Myanmar is the host country for the upcoming 27th South East Asian Games – SEA Games scheduled by the end of next year in Naypyitaw, Ngwesaung Beach, Mandalay and Yangon. This important event will be launched from Dec. 11 to 22 next year, a 12 day event of fun-filled sports and activities to be participated in by eleven countries all over Asia, Xinhua news reported.

It is estimated that 5,000 athletes representing their very own countries will be competing in various games and sports. In this regard the government are encouraged to establish more hotels in Naypyitaw, its capital in anticipation of the influx of visitors and tourists who will watch this prestigious event.

A total of 19 more hotels will be built aside from the 31 hotels already in existence. The total will be 50 hotels to be situated all in Naypyitaw hotel zone.

The government of Myanmar has reached an agreement with all hoteliers to give full support and render excellent service to all clients and visitors, the report said.

The introduction of star system policy will likely be introduced to the newly built hotels, same star rating the existing hotel is already doing.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #10
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Thats alot of hotels to be built by next year. Also after the games will the city be able to sustain all of the hotels? I mean it already looks like a ghost town!
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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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look at the mascot andthe logo..urghhh
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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #12
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i like champa and champi mascot from lao sea games better
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Old January 15th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #13
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #14
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SEA Games host Myanmar plans to drop popular Olympic sports

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SINGAPORE: The credibility of the Southeast Asian Games is in the spotlight once again.

Host Myanmar is planning to drop popular Olympic sports for the December games.

Singapore's medal hopes could take a hit after Myanmar planned to omit badminton, bowling, table tennis, gymnastics and water polo from the lineup.

Instead, Myanmar hopes to introduce 14 traditional sports in order to increase their chance of winning more gold medals.

Currently, officials from participating countries are attending a two-day meeting in Myanmar.

Singapore National Olympic Committee Deputy Secretary-General Edmund Lim confirmed that a decision will be made by on January 29.

If table tennis is excluded, Singapore could lose five potential gold medals.
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Anger over ministry’s SEA Games hotel order

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/nat...tel-order.html

South East Asia Games organisers have angered hoteliers in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Ngwe Saung by forcing them to give up rooms during the peak tourist season at bargain-basement rates for Games athletes and officials.

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has instructed hotels in Yangon to keep a certain number of rooms free for SEA Games visitors – Sedona has been told to put aside 102 rooms, for example – while all other hotels in the four cities will have to give up 30 percent of their rooms, said U Tin Win, the chairman of the Yangon Zone of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association.

“The ministry instructed hotels on what its occupancy needs will be for the SEA Games. Hotels that are not included on this list will have to keep 30pc of their rooms free,” U Tin Win said.

Hotels are likely to be paid about US$50 for each room taken by SEA Games organisers and have been told to provide free meals to delegates. The rooms could normally fetch up to $400, depending on the hotel.

Spokespersons for a number of hotels told The Myanmar Times that they should not be forced to provide cheap rooms to SEA Games organisers, particularly given the games are being held during the peak season for tourism. The Games will begin on December 11, 2013.

“The ministry cannot order us [to give them rooms] because we are private businesses. I will help as much as I can but it is impossible to leave 30pc of rooms during peak season … I will allocate what I think is reasonable,” one hotelier said, asking not to be named.

Ten hotels in Yangon have been requisitioned, including Summit Park View (73 rooms), Yangon Hotel (110), Excel Treasure Hotel (73), Asia Plaza Hotel (40), Panorama Hotel (20), Yuzana Garden Hotel (47), Olympic Hotel (50), Parkroyal Hotel (50), Chatrium Hotel (100).

In Mandalay, 16 hotels will be forced to house SEA Games officials, while 31 hotels in Nay Pyi Taw will also be required to cooperate. At Ngwe Saung Beach, Orient Hotel, Yamonar Oo Resort and Ngwe Saung Hotel have been told to host athletes and officials.

But most of the demand for hotel rooms will be in Nay Pyi Taw. A spokesperson for the SEA Games’ Committee for Accommodation and Reservation said it expects another 6000 rooms will come online in the capital before the opening ceremony.

“This year, there will be another 20 new hotels in Nay Pyi Taw and we hope that will mean another 6000 rooms. We think international fans and other observers will come and watch the SEA Games too so we need to make allowances for them in terms of accommodation,” the spokesperson said.

The 16 hotels in Mandalay include Sedona Hotel, which will arrange accommodation for VIPs, a spokesperson said.

“We are negotiating with Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Sport for smooth transportation and also with the Myanmar Restaurant Association for food. The association will arrange food that can be eaten by people of all religions,” the spokesperson said.
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Philippines to compete in Myanmar SEA Games despite dissatisfaction

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MANILA: The Philippines said on Monday they would send their best athletes to the upcoming SEA Games in Myanmar despite alleged cherry-picking of sports to give the host country the most medals.

The head of the Philippine mission Jeff Tamayo said he was prepared for a poor medal showing at the 27th SEA Games in December but the country was not being deterred.

“We are sending the best of the best. This is all about the challenge to the individual. It is not about winning our place in the SEA Games,” he told AFP.

While some sports officials originally suggested just sending a token delegation – or even boycotting the Myanmar Games entirely – Tamayo said they chose not to look at the medals as the main reason for competing.

Many Southeast Asian countries have been irked by signs that events were being chosen to help Myanmar athletes win in the games.

Tamayo cited the inclusion of “chinlone”, a native Myanmar ball game unknown in many other countries as well as events like chess and bodybuilding, all areas where the hosts are perceived as having an edge.

He said Filipinos could not even participate in some of these additional sports as they are not played in their country.

In contrast, sports like tennis and gymnastics were dropped, possibly because the hosts do not do well in those areas, Tamayo said.

The Philippines are likely to send athletes to only 27 of the 33 events and a shortage of funds will probably cut the number even further, he said.

Despite this, he expects the country to secure victories in boxing, taekwondo and basketball.

Even if the Philippines fail to do well in the total tally of medals, they could still excel in “the ratio of athletes to medals”, he said.

The 2013 SEA Games will be the first major international event to be held in Myanmar since the end of junta rule in 2011. — AFP
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No gymnastics, bowling and badminton?what were they thinking? very dissatisfied..14 traditional sports??they are not very competitive and considerate to other partisipating nations..
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Yeah, gymnastics and badminton are two sports play in Olympics.

The idea of placing traditional sports is to boost the number of gold medals for the host country lol
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Yeah, gymnastics and badminton are two sports play in Olympics.

The idea of placing traditional sports is to boost the number of gold medals for the host country lol
So it will only benefit Myanmar? Isn't that a bit unfair?
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yes it is unfair, if you look at the medal tally in the previous games, the host country always dominated the first place in the medal tally
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