The official opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games on Wednesday evening was well-coordinated, colourful and extravagant. It went ahead without a visible hitch.
Burma’s Zayer has beaten Laos’ Thanphonh Simphilavong in the first round of the men’s pencak silat event in Naypyidaw.
Two days before the official opening ceremony of the SEA Games, Burma has already won 10 gold medals. The Wushu competitions are going on in Naypyidaw until 10 December.
DVB caught up with Burma’s Wushu team to talk about their hopes for success, as they make their final preparations ahead of the SEA Games.
Now just a few weeks until the opening ceremony, opinions diverge whether or not Burma has prepared well enough for hosting the SEA Games. Expectations of gold medals are high, as is pressure on the athletes.
With the SEA Games on the horizon, traditional Burmese boxers are calling on the government to do more to promote the sport internationally.
Burma is due to host the ASEAN Para Games for the first time this December but athletes say the training facilities are substandard and lack proper equipment.
By ALI FOWLE In the run up to the South East Asian Games, due to be held in Burma at the end of this year, locals in Irrawaddy division are being[…]