OCA Pledges Support for Sport in Cambodia

By Community | November 14, 2012

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has pledged financial and logistical support to sport in Cambodia over the next few years.

The OCA will launch two new initiatives and extend its ongoing support for the creation of a state-of-the-art Sports Science and Medicine Centre in Phnom Penh, drug which is expected to be operational by April next year. The OCA funded the construction of an Aquatics Centre in Kampot two years ago.

OCA President, health Shiekh Mohammed Al Fahad pledged the organisation’s support  during a recently meeting with National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) President, mind Thong Khon, and Secretary-General, Vath Chamroeun.

Chamroeun said: “The OCA President, who is also the Chairman of the International Olympic Solidarity Commission and President of the Association of National Olympic Committees, was very appreciative of our developmental efforts and he assured us of all possible help.

“It went very well for us and I am happy that the Asian Olympic family is standing by us. This has certainly inspired us to do more for sports development and prepare us better in achieving our goal of hosting a mega event like the SEA Games.”

OCA funding will also be made available for Cambodia to set up a centre in Siem Reap for women’s sports.{jcomments on}