Thursday, November 19, 2009

Green light

I've just got the green light from my employer - thank you Hanuman - to take up the opportunity offered by the Phnom Penh Post to go to Vientiane in Laos and cover the 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in a couple of weeks time. My main focus will be on the Cambodian football team's efforts as they meet some of the strongest teams in the region in their group matches though I will be needed to cover some of the other 18 sports that Cambodia have entered teams for. I feel a little light-headed.
In the Laos SEA Games there will be 28 sport disciplines. Two years ago when the SEA Games were held in Khorat in NE Thailand, there were 44 sports competed for. Cambodia is sending competitors in 19 of the sports and they are archery, athletics, boxing, cycling, judo, karate-do, sepak takraw, wushu, wrestling, taekwondo, shuttlecock, petanque, beach volleyball, table tennis, badminton, tennis, swimming, golf and football. In order to beat their last medal total, Cambodia need to better their Khorat haul of 18 medals, which included two golds (in petanque), five silvers and 11 bronzes.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous eric said...

Congrats...
Another holiday and some great footy too

November 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Great footy - I sincerely hope so.
Holiday - fat chance. will be stuck to my pc all the time. have to do 2 jobs really, report on the Games for PPP and answer emails from my day job.
Andy

November 19, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

And I most likely will go to Kep & Kampot this weekend to check on some hotels. There's a few new ones lurking around and need to visit some old ones as well. Again not a holiday, just work, work, work.
Andy

November 19, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is Champa and Champi cartoon for SEAGAME in laos..

Don't forget to buy this gift for cambodian reader on your blog...

one favorite place, i like to go to eat is restaurant Khob jai deur near national library in vientian. hope u enjoy real laos food there.

lomin

November 21, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow ABCB Readers,
Hard to realize, but we are loosing a fine Cambodia watcher, traveler and temple hunter, to be replaced with a soccer and sports reporter and we're doing nothing! Join our protest!!! Leave a comment expressing your outrage!!!
ABCB-R (Andy Brouwer's Cambodia Blog Readers)

November 22, 2009 at 2:25 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

In response,
Lomin - i have been to that restaurant already and it was packed solid with tourists. I think I'll try somewhere less popular this time around.
ABCB-R - don't worry, i'm not disappearing. I'll remain and offer the same coverage as I always have. The temples are far too dear to me to forget, ever.
Andy

November 22, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

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