Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport.
Cambodia will begin the 100-day countdown to the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and ASEAN Para Games on January 25, as Minister of National Defence Tea Banh affirmed that the country is ready to host the biennial multi-sports extravaganza for the first time.
Twenty-five football-oriented venues and academies in Cambodia have been officially inaugurated by the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) and the International Football Federation (FIFA) to promote the future development of football in the Kingdom.
National Police chief General Neth Savoeun, who is also chairman of Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee’s (CAMSOC) Public Order Commission, announced that eight nations and institutions have offered security support for the upcoming SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games.
The Cambodia Boxing Federation (CBF) is optimistic that its athletes, especially Cambodian-Uzbek heavyweight Rajapov Abdullah, will be able claim its first Asian-level medal result, ahead of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the Kingdom in May.
Cambodia has decided to officially remove the word Muay from the programme of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2023 in May. “Kun Khmer” will instead be used to represent the Southeast Asian sport of kickboxing, in accordance with the wishes of the Cambodian people.
Winning a belt and the Thai King’s Trophy at a Thai fighting event at the end of 2022 made Thoeun Theara, 25, the most famous boxer in Cambodia today.
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports have authorised the emergency formation of a new National Sports Federation.
VISAKHA FC has spent up large, bringing qualified foreign coaches to strengthen their team and prepare them this season’s Cambodian Premier League and Hun Sen Cup.
Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the media to cover the 100-day countdown to the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.