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Myanmar to enter 29 SEA tournaments

The Ministry of Health and Sport has confirmed that Myanmar's athletes will participate in 29 sports and games at the 29th Southeast Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The competitions include wushu, sepak takraw, judo, billiards and archery. But they will not be participating in muay boxing, pencak silat, horse racing, ice hockey, ice skating, lawn bowls, netball and waterskiing.

Myanmar took part in 31 sports in the 28th games with rowing being dropped this time. The country is expected to win gold medals in about 10 sports.

Myanmar to bid to co-host 2034 World Cup

Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand are bidding to co-host the 2034 World Cup with the approval of the Asean Football Federation (AFF).

Burmese Python to defend MMA middleweight title in Yangon in November

ONE Championship plans to host another MMA championship event in Yangon in November this year, where Myanmar fighter Aung La N Sang defend his world middleweight title.

Aung La N Sang won the world middleweight title last Friday by defeating Vitaly Bigdash at “ONE Championship 56: Light of a Nation”.

Burmese Python wins championship


Myanmar’s new mixed martial arts (MMA) hero Aung La N Sang conquered Vitaly “Bigdash” on June 30 at the Thuwanna Stadium for the middleweight championship belt.

“The Burmese Python” Sang, the more experienced fighter of the two now with a 20-10 record, lost to Bigdash in January.

However, Aung La N Sang managed to exact his revenge with a unanimous decision, knocking down Vitaly’s undefeated streak to a 9-1.

Myanmar to play friendly against Thailand in Mandalay on Oct 5


The national football team will play a friendly match against Thailand in Mandalay on October 5, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has confirmed.

The game will be played at Mandalar Thiri Stadium before the Myanmar team plays against Kyrgyzstan in a home match that is part of the Asian Cup qualifying matches (Group 4).

Thailand agreed to the friendly match arranged by Myanmar.

SEA Games men’s soccer tournament to kick off on August 14


The Malaysian Olympic Committee is planning to hold a men’s soccer tournament beginning on August 14 after schedules for the 29th SEA Games was adjusted because the original dates conflicted with a religious festival.

Myanmar Football Federation to work with Japanese to lift women’s football standards

The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) will cooperate with the Japan Football Association in an effort to improve the standard of women’s football.
The National Football Academy in Yangon and the MFF will start implementing this plan this year.
Although some foreign football clubs including Inter Milan, a famous Serie-A club in Italy, offered to help the MFF, the Myanmar federation has decided to work only with the Japanese Football Association.

Myanmar beats Macao in Asian Cup qualifier match


Myanmar beat Macao 4-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier match for Group A, held in Macao on June 13. Both teams observed a minute of silence Myanmar’s military place tragedy before the kick-off.

Myanmar hockey teams will practice in abroad

YANGON—Myanmar hockey teams will be practice in abroad in July to prepare for the 29th SEA Games, to be held in Malaysia.

Myanmar’s male hockey team hopes to practice in China in July, but if negotiations fall through, they will practice in Malaysia or Thailand.

2020 Tokyo Games lineup highlights women

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (The Japan News/ANN) - The International Olympic Committee on Friday added new mixed events to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including judo team and table tennis doubles.

 The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the IOC executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland.