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Students learn about sporting development in Cambodia

Ismail Vorajee / Khmer Times Share:
Students and officials at yesterday’s press conference. KT / Yeun Punlue

A group of Japanese students are in Cambodia learning about the growth of the Kingdom’s sporting sector.

The Global Incubation x Fostering Talents (GiFT) organisation, Japan and the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia yesterday announced the initiative, supported by Sport for Tomorrow (SFT). It is seen as crucial to helping Japan understand the unique challenges and the sporting philosophy of developing nations during the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games which it will host.

In September 2013, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced SFT as a programme of international contribution through sports by his government in his presentation at the 125th IOC Session. SFT seeks to promote sport to more than 10 million people in more than 100 nations until 2020.

General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, Vath Chamroeun, stated: “This program has seen a lot of positive effects, especially the promotion of sport. All Cambodian youth and students can draw lessons from the Japanese students. In the future, we are committed to contributing to the development of sport at both national and international level.”

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