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There doesn't seems to be any news of any sort related in Chinese newspaper that talk about cambodian participation in the Olympics.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia_at_the_2012_Summer_Olympics

Since their first appearance in equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics, Cambodia has sent 37 participants to seven editions of the Summer Olympic Games, making 2012 their fifth consecutive Games and eighth overall. Athletes from Cambodia have competed in seven distinct sports since 1956, although since 2000 their delegation has consisted of only track and field athletes and swimmers. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympics nor has it ever won a medal.[1]
 

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Four Cambodian athletes received special scholarships from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help them qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics:
Chov Sotheara, who won wrestling gold at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games,
Sorn Davin, a silver medalist in taekwondo at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games,
Phal Sophat, who captured a silver medal in boxing at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games,
and athlete Sar Choub Veasna.

Both Davin and Sotheara failed to qualify through normal means and thus require a wild card bid from the IOC. Cambodia received a wild card for taekwondo in April 2012, which was given to Davin. The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) also nominated Khom Ratanakmony, a silver medalist in judo at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games, and athlete Kheang Samon for wild card spots. Ratnakmony received his invitation to attend the Games in June 2012.
 

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Chan Seiha, who competed in the 200 metre event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, will run in the same distance at the 2012 Olympics

Find a clip on youtube related to Chan seiha.

 

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Hemthon Vitiny, who competed in the women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2008 Summer Olympics is slated to participate in the same event at the 2012 Games. Cambodia has one more guaranteed spot for a swimmer in their delegation,which was taken by Ponloen Hem Thon, who will compete in the men's 50 metre freestyle.
 

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In March 2012 the NOCC announced that Japanese comedian Neko Hiroshi had been nominated to represent Cambodia in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics, having been chosen for a "special exemption" after no Cambodian athletes met the qualifying standard. Hiroshi, a naturalized Cambodian citizen since 2011, had participated in half-marathons held in Cambodia for over a year and reached the podium at least twice, earning him a national fan base
 

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That makes 10 names so far, however

Feverish Neko drops out of Cambodian half-marathon
http://www.soccerway.com/news/2012/June/22/cambodian-olympic-stadium-to-stay/

PHNOM PENH — Comedian Hiroshi Neko on Sunday bowed out of an international half-marathon in the capital of his new home country after developing a fever, organizers said.

The Chiba Prefecture native joined a 3-km run instead.

"Neko got fever and therefore he could not compete in the marathon today," said Vath Chamroeun, secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, which organized the second international half-marathon in Phnom Penh.

Neko, whose real name is Kuniaki Takizaki, took Cambodian citizenship last year in an attempt to compete in this year's London Olympics. Although Cambodia nominated him earlier this year for the London Games, the International Association of Athletics Federations ruled him invalid because he hadn't met the length of citizenship requirements.

So we have 9 names so far.
 

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Is this thread suppose to be Cambodian related things for the London games, or do you want it to be active for the next month or so for everything we want to talk about related to the game.

Cambodian did 7 games and never won anything, so there isn't going to be much we can talk about.
 

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Is this thread suppose to be Cambodian related things for the London games, or do you want it to be active for the next month or so for everything we want to talk about related to the game.

Cambodian did 7 games and never won anything, so there isn't going to be much we can talk about.
anything related to the games
 

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Air France will sponsor our Olympian the tickets to London.

And they will leave on 7pm, 22nd of June.

The paper say there will be 6 competitor, in swimming, track and field, Judo, and Tae kwon do.

 

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Is this serious? Do Cambodia actually have a functional Basketball Team?

 

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The Scandal Of Chinese And Cambodian Olympic Uniforms












Two stories, one from each side of the Atlantic, on the scandal of how Olympic uniforms are being made not by domestic workers but by poor people in poor parts of the world.

In the US it turns out that the uniforms for the team itself have been made in China:


We’ve got bigger fish to fry. And we can fry them on Harry Reid’s bonfire.

Words can’t express the indignation felt by the Senate majority leader over the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms being manufactured in China. He wants the uniforms put on a pile and burned.

Providing a politician with an opportunity to grandstand is performing a valuable public service I would say.

In the UK it appears that sweatshops in Cambodia are being used to make the Olympic branded gear on sale to the general public:


But at the company’s Shen Zhou factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, The Daily Telegraph discovered that poor machinists were working up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, to produce the official Olympics merchandise that thousands of fans will buy in stores throughout Britain.

Living in squalid conditions, workers said they earned a basic salary of $61 (£40) a month for working eight hours a day, six days a week, plus a $5 allowance for health care. They said they could take their wages up to $120 (£78) by increasing their hours to 10 per day.

Adidas insisted on Friday that workers at the factory made an average of $130 a month, and would get a pay rise later this year, along with other garment industry workers.

Anna McMullen of the campaign group Labour Behind the Label, said that was still lower than what they regarded as a living wage for a Cambodian worker with a family. “The minimum wage in Cambodia is horrendously low – $66 a month,” she said. “But the living wage for a worker with two children is $260.”

I agree that it is a scandal: in fact that both are scandals. But not for the reasons that most are pointing at. Let me illustrate by the example of those Cambodian workers. The rag trade (what we Brits call your garment trade) is the vital component of the Cambodian economy as it tries to pull itself out of the destructive monstrosities of the Pol Pot years and subsequent mismanagement:


Garments make up almost 80 per cent of all
Cambodia’s exports, and employ 65 per cent
of its manufacturing workforce.3 The garment
industry accounts for around 12 per cent of
Cambodia’s Gross Domestic Product.

As far as Cambodian industry goes, the rag trade is pretty much it.

I agree that neither you nor I, the lucky people that we are for having been born in our current time and place, would wish to work for the wages on offer. Yet what are the choices available to those in Cambodia?


Factories are required to pay the Cambodian
minimum wage of US$45 a month. Many
workers earn more as their output increases.
The industry average wage was US$61 a
month, and lately has crept up to US$70,
reflecting increased productivity.16 In
comparison, the average salary for a
Cambodian civil servant is US$28 a month.17
More than one-third of all Cambodians – 36
per cent – live below the poverty line.18
In the countryside where most workers come
from, the average monthly income for an entire
household is US$40 a month.19


Official working hours in garment factories are
8 hours a day, 6 days a week. But many
workers do overtime. Working hours average
10 hours a day.20 Forced overtime and
excessively long shifts have been reported as
problems in a number of factories.21

In comparison, women agricultural workers
labour almost 18 hours a day (men work 14
hours) during the rainy season, and 14 hours
a day (10 to 12 hours for men) during the dry
season.22

Low as those rag trade wages are, harsh as the working hours, they’re better than 18 hours a day up to your tuchkis in a paddy field.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timwors...al-of-chinese-and-cambodian-olympic-uniforms/
 
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