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SBD Global/November 14, 2012/Olympics

Olympic Council Of Asia Offers Support To Cambodia For The Next Few Years

The Olympic Council of Asia "has promised Cambodia sustained logistical and financial support over the next few years to augment the Kingdom’s sports development resources," according to H S Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The OCA "will be lining up two new initiatives while extending its ongoing support for the creation of a state-of-the-art Sports Science and Medicine Centre in Phnom Penh, which is expected to be operational by April." The OCA "funded the construction of an Aquatics Centre in Kampot" two years ago. Assurances of backing for the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia "came from none other than OCA President Sheikh Mohammed Al Fahad Al Sabah during a meeting with NOCC President Thong Khon and NOCC Secretary General Vath Chamroeun on the sidelines of 31st OCA General Assembly in Macau," China last week. OCA funding "will also be made available for Cambodia to set up a centre in Siem Reap for women’s sports, a cause the NOCC has championed since '11" (PHNOM PENH POST, 11/13).
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