Reported by EMG
Myanmar will be hosting the 2018 Asean University Games in December 10th to 20th, 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. This is the first time Myanmar is hosting the biennial games, which will see athletes from universities in ASEAN member nations competing in various sporting events.
There will be 16 events in the Asean University Games and Myanmar will be participating in all events. Before the end of April, final selection of games will be made.
In order to get the youth to get more involvement in international sporting arena, training will be given in foreign countries; holding friendly matches will be held. Various sports federation are now going training pragramme for the participants.
Myanmar first took part in the international event, organized by the Asean University Sports Council since 1981. From the 15th to the 18th Asean University Games, Myanmar had brought home one gold, four silver and 15 bronze medals.
The Asean University Games will be financed by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Sports. It is estimated that, the event will cost Ks.3 billion.
The budget will be spent on organizing the game’s opening and closing ceremonies and selecting the athletes who will represent Myanmar at the event.