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June 7, 2023

THAILAND HAUL BIGGEST SHARE OF GOLD, 

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6 June 2023

THAILAND HAUL BIGGEST SHARE OF GOLD, 
Indonesia keep top spot intact

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PHNOM PENH, 6 June –  Thailand had their biggest golden haul of the day but reigning champions Indonesia kept their position at the top of the table intact after completing the third day of competition at the 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 here, today. 

With athletics contributing its biggest share of 30 gold medals today, Indonesia kept their lead at the top with 99 gold, 83 silver medals and 54 bronzes after Day 3,  pulling away with Thailand in second with 77 gold medals.

It was a big gap between third-placed Vietnam and Thailand with the former garnering 36 gold at the end of the day’s campaign.  Malaysia trailed closely behind Vietnam with 33 gold medals after clinching 9 gold medals today. 

However, it was Thailand who shone in today’s outing, grabbing the most from the 112 gold medals on offer today with domination in para-athletics (16 out of the 45 gold medals offered), 10 out of the 29 gold in swimming, 7 in para table tennis, boccia (5 gold) and four in powerlifting. 

Swimmer Anchaya Keatkew was the toast of the contingent today after clinching four golds in the women’s 100m backstroke S9, 100m butterfly S9, 200m individual medley S9 and the Team 4x100m medley relay. 

Thongsa Marasri and Arawan Bootpo also shared the limelight with two gold medals each in powerlifting at the NPCC Hall in Phnom Penh. 

Athletics continue to be Indonesia’s stronghold with 30 gold medals in the bag thus far, while swimming came in as the second biggest contributor with 19 gold while followed by powerlifting’s  11 gold.

Today, Indonesian paddlers were in form as they amassed 12 out of the 20 gold medals in table tennis played at Morodok Techo Table Tennis Hall 

while another 10 gold medals were delivered from athletics and another eight from swimming today. Maulana Rifky Yavianda was the toast of the contingent’s swimming team, clinching three gold medals in the men’s 100m backstroke S13, 100m Butterfly S12, and 100m freestyle S12.  

Vietnam are now third in the overall standings with 36 gold medals,  with the day’s feat of 5 gold in athletics, and 3 in powerlifting with two contributed by Nguyen Van Hung in the Men’s up to 72kg and men’s up to 72 kg (total lift), and one from para-swimming. 

Meanwhile, Malaysia improved their standings to fourth overall after raking in 9 gold today including athletics (3), swimming (4) and one each in boccia and table tennis. 

Host Cambodia had their para-athletes to thank for after delivering three gold medals, including one from Vet Chanta in the women’s 200m T4. 

Four gold in para-athletics and two in swimming for the Philippines while Singapore had three in swimming, Brunei with two gold medals in Shot  Put F11 and Women Discus Throw F11. 

A total of 824 medals have been won so far with 287 gold, 279 silvers and 258 bronzes. 

Tomorrow’s fourth day of competition will see 72 gold medals up for grabs, with the bulk in para-swimming (32 gold medals), athletics (28), 10 in para powerlifting and 2 gold in Wheelchair Basketball. 

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ABOUT ASEAN PARA SPORTS FEDERATION (APSF) 

Formally established in 2001, APSF is the governing body of the Paralympic Movement in Southeast Asia with 10 member nations forming the organisation. Currently headquartered in Bangkok, APSF is committed to enabling athletes with a disability in the region to achieve sporting excellence. 

ABOUT ASEAN PARA GAMES 

The ASEAN Para Games is a biennial multi-sport Para event held after every Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games) for athletes with a disability from the ASEAN member nations. Kuala Lumpur hosted the first edition in 2001, followed by Hanoi, Vietnam (2003), Manila, Philippines (2005), Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand (2007), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009), Solo, Indonesia (2011), Napyitaw in Myanmar (2014), Singapore (2015) and Kuala Lumpur in 2017. The Manila Games, supposed to take place in January 2020, and the 2021 Hanoi Games, were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 6, 2023

INDONESIA RETAIN LEAD AFTER DAY 2

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5 June 2023

12th ASEAN PARA GAMES CAMBODIA 2023

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INDONESIA RETAIN LEAD AFTER DAY 2

PHNOM PENH, 5 June –  Indonesia continue to dominate after day two of competition in the 12th  ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023, amassing a total of  62 gold medals with the bulk coming from athletics, powerlifting, para table tennis and judo.

Today, the Indonesians completed their campaign with a haul of 31 gold medals with fruitful outing at the Morodok Techo Stadium when the reigning champion amassed 12 gold medals including three categories of men’s 100m and five field events (https://games.cambodia2023.com/#medalstanding)

The Indonesian contingent continue to pull away from their rivals with domination in powerlifting with 6 gold with four coming in from its women powerlifter. At the Federation of Youth Hall, Indonesian judokas had a good outing with four gold medals.

The contingent’s paddlers were instrumental in today’s campaign, winning seven out of the 12 finals contested at the Morodok Techo Table Tennis Hall.

Starting today’s campaign with 13 gold, Thailand added another 19 today to remain in the second spot with a total of 34 gold with its best performers coming from athletics (9 gold), para table tennis (4), swimming (3), two in powerlifting and one in judo.

Thanks to its domination in swimming (6 gold), Vietnam are third with 29 gold, 26 silvers and 29 bronzes, with Malaysia hot on its heels with 23. Malaysia had a good day with 15 gold with athletics contributing six gold, seven in swimming, and one each from judo and table tennis.

Two gold each in para-swimming and para-athletics put the Philippines in the fifth spot with a collection of 13-16-17 while Singapore, Timor Leste, Brunei and hosts Cambodia could only muster one gold each.

Cambodia, playing host for the first time, had its star Vet Chanta to thank for winning the only gold of the day.  Chanta had won the women’s 400m T64.

A total of 177 gold medals, 174 silvers and 153 bronzes have been collected thus far with 77 gold up for grabs in Tuesday’s day three (June 6) of competition. Athletics (24 gold) and para-swimming (29) present the biggest number of medals while boccia offers 5 gold, powerlifting (8), judo (1) and para table tennis (10).

The ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 can be viewed live via the organisers’ official website and mobile applications (downloadable via Apple Store and Google Play) at www.cambodia2023.tv

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June 5, 2023

INDONESIA CHARGE STRONGLY AHEAD  OF RIVALS

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5 June 2023

12th ASEAN PARA GAMES CAMBODIA 2023

PHNOM PENH, 5 June –  Indonesia charged strongly to lead the medal standings as competitions in the 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 enter its second official day, offering a total of 69 gold today.

The reigning champion are now at the top with 31 gold medals as of this morning (June 5) but are expected to receive stiff challenges from close rivals Vietnam and Thailand who are now trailing with 18 and 15 gold medals respectively.

A total of 256 medals were claimed yesterday with 89 gold won, 88 silvers and 89 bronzes.

Yesterday, Indonesia had a golden day with majority of their golden haul coming swimming and athletics with 9 and 8 gold medals respectively. Para Chess and Judo were also big contributors with 5 gold medals each, while powerlifting contributed three. The other gold was from para-badminton.

However, Vietnam are expected to close the gap in today’s proceedings, where 67 golds are up for grabs medals.  Vietnam are trailing in second spot with 18 gold medals, six of them coming from powerlifting including two Le Van Cong who clinched 2 gold in the 9kg category. 

Powerhouse Thailand are also catching up with Vietnam with a close 15 gold, with the biggest haul coming from athletics (6) and swimming (7).  Philippines had 9 with Malaysia closing in with 8 gold while Singapore (3), Myanmar (2) and host Cambodia (2)  are currently at the lower end of the table.

Hosts Cambodia had their only gold yesterday through athletics, contributed by its women’s star athlete Vet Chanta in the women’s long jump T64. The other gold came from the women’s team 3×3 wheelchair basketball.

Today, (5 June), 68 gold are at stake, with the biggest 28 gold in athletics, 25 in swimming, 3 in judo, 10 in powerlifting and one gold in Table Tennis. https://games.cambodia2023.com/#schedule

June 5, 2023

Khmer culture shines at Cambodia 2023 ASEAN Para Games Opening Ceremony

insidethegames.biz (By Owen Llyod)

Cambodia’s first ever hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Para Games has begun with the Opening Ceremony in Phnom Penh’s Morodok Techo Stadium.

The 12th edition of the Games is set to feature more than 2,000 athletes, official, and guests who were present among the 60,000 spectators in the capital.

Prime Minister Hun Sen officially got the Games underway to thunderous applause after a two-hour show that included an elaborate sound and light show, a showcase of Khmer culture, the Parade of Nations, and the torch lighting ceremony.

The 12th edition of the ASEAN Para Games is Cambodia's first time hosting ©APSF
The 12th edition of the ASEAN Para Games is Cambodia’s first time hosting ©APSF

“On behalf of the King, the Government, the National Paralympics Committee, and myself, I declare the 12th ASEAN Para Games open,” he said. 

The Games are set to run until next Friday (June 9) with 14 sports and 439 events to be contested by 11 nations.

“The Games has allowed athletes with a disability to represent their nations and people, and show their unwavering determination and passion for sports, which are no different from their able-bodied friends,” said politician and Hun Sen’s son Hun Many.

“To athletes, no matter what outcome it is, remember that we will always support you.”

Cambodia's Prime Minister Prime Minister Hun Sen officially opened the ASEAN Para Games in front of a capacity 60,000 crowd at the Morodok Techo Stadium in  Phnom Penh ©APSF
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Prime Minister Hun Sen officially opened the ASEAN Para Games in front of a capacity 60,000 crowd at the Morodok Techo Stadium in  Phnom Penh ©APSF

Organisers have strived to ensure that the event is a low-cost as possible for athletes and fans alike.

The Cambodian Government has waived the food and accommodation expenses of all foreign athletes, coaches and delegates, provided free tickets for spectators, and made the broadcasting rights free for local and foreign television networks.

“Samdech Techo Prime Minister, ASEAN salutes you for your far-sighted vision and wise leadership in promoting the cause of the para and disabled community, peace, and stability through sports,” said ASEAN Para Sports Federation President Osoth Bhavilai.

“As the Prime Minister and as President of the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia, we salute your determination in continuously championing the cause and well-being of para-athletes, not only in sports but also in life.

“Sports can only be enjoyed in peaceful times, and Cambodia, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, is enjoying the benefits of stability. 

“We congratulate and wish Cambodia all the best, continue to flourish and be successful at becoming a dynamic nation with noble values.”

June 5, 2023

GAMES GET UNDERWAY, INDONESIA CHARGE AHEAD IN MEDAL TALLY

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4 June 2023

12th ASEAN PARA GAMES CAMBODIA 2023

GAMES GET UNDERWAY, INDONESIA CHARGE AHEAD IN MEDAL TALLY

PHNOM PENH, 4 June –  REIGNING overall champion  Indonesia started strongly on the opening day of the 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023, after raking in 31 gold medals in six sports here, today.

The majority of Indonesia’s golden feats today were from swimming and athletics with 9 and 8 gold medals respectively while Para Chess and Judo both contributed 5 gold medals each, and powerlifting contributed three. The other gold comes from para badminton.

Following up from yesterday’s single gold win through Para-Badminton (WH) Standing, Indonesia sent out a clear warning to its rivals with convincing results after winning nine gold in swimming, with Jendi Pangabean contributing two golds through 100m Freestyle S9 and 400m S9.

Women Paralympic powerlifter Ni Nengah Widiasih, who lost the use of her legs due to polio, performed to expectation with a two gold feat in today’s proceedings.

Vietnam is now trailing with 18 gold medals with six coming from powerlifting star Le Van Cong clinching 2 gold in the 9kg category. 

Powerhouse Thailand are trailing closely with  15 gold, with the biggest haul coming from athletics (6) and swimming (7).

Hosts Cambodia added another gold through athletics, contributed by its women’s star athlete Vet Chanta women’s long jump T64 after yesterday’s golden win in the women’s team 3×3 wheelchair basketball.

Tomorrow (5 June), 67 medals up for grabs across five sports with  28 finals in athletics, 25 in swimming, 3 in judo, 10 in powerlifting and 1 in Table Tennis.

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June 3, 2023

ALL SYSTEMS GO!

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Saturday, 3 June 2023

12th ASEAN PARA GAMES CAMBODIA 2023

ALL SYSTEMS GO!

FIRST GOLD IN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL, BADMINTON

PHNOM PENH, 3 June – THE stage is set for the big sporting show on Saturday (3 June) as 1,407  athletes from 11 countries set their sights on the 431 gold medals offered in the 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023.

The biennial Para Games, to be hosted for the first time in Cambodia, officially gets underway on Saturday night (3 June) with the official opening ceremony scheduled at the Morodok Techo Sports Complex here.

The chase for the 12th ASEAN Para Games’ first gold medal this morning is set to be an exciting encounter as host Cambodia take on Thailand in the women’s Basketball 3on3 final match at the Morodok Techo Elephant Hall.

The day before, all contingents, led by their respective Chef de Missions, attended the official flag-raising ceremony to mark the start of the Games which will be officially opened by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in what would be a colourful opening show at Morodok Techo Stadium, to mark the country’s historical feat as host of the Games for the first time.

In attendance at the flag-raising ceremony were Hun Many, the 12th ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee representative, APSF President Maj. Gen, Osoth Bhavilai, Tourism Minister and Permanent Vice Chairman of CAMAPGOC Dr Tong Khon and APSF Secretary-General Senior Colonel Dr Wandee Tosuwan.

Slightly more than two weeks after the conclusion of the 32nd SEA Games, Cambodian welcomes more than 2,000 para-athletes and officials who are down to see action in 14 sports, including e-sports which makes its debut albeit as a demonstration sport.

Swimming and athletics remained as sports which offer the most number of medals with 148 events (97 men, 50 women, 1 mixed) while latter will have 125 events contested.

Meanwhile, the 12th ASEAN Para Games Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre  (IBC) were also officially launched and opened by Cambodian Information Minister, His Excellency Minister Khieu Kanharith.

APSF President Maj. Gen. Osoth Bhavilai welcomes all athletes and contingents, expressing confidence that Cambodia will deliver the Games successfully despite playinghost of the Games for the first time.

“APSF has been collaborating closely with CAMAPGOC over the last nine months since the conclusion of Solo Games last year. We believe, the Games will be successfully delivered in the best interests of the hosts, our member-nations, athletes and contingents, officials and the para community in this region,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai.

A total of 855 local and international journalists, photographers and broadcasters  have registered to cover the Games from 3-June, including 100 foreign journalists based locally and internationally.

Proceedings of all 14 sports will be broadcast live without any limitation on costs and rights, with a consortium of seven private broadcasters joining hands in the production of programmes for the Games.

The organisers are providing clean feeds of the 14 sports to facilitate international broadcasters for live broadcasts in their respective countries, including live streaming on various social platforms or portals.

The Games can also be viewed live via the organisers’ official website and mobile applications (downloadable via Apple Store and Google Play) at www.cambodia2023.tv.

April 5, 2023

APSF & CAMAPGOC reaffirm commitment to ensure smooth delivery of games

ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) and the Cambodia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) today reaffirmed commitments to ensure the successful organisation and delivery of the 12th ASEAN Para Games (APG12), to be held in Cambodia for the first time after 64 years.

The 2nd Coordination Committee (Co-Comm) meeting, jointly presided by APSF President Major General Osoth Bhavilai and CAMAPGOC Deputy Secretary-General Yi Vesna over the last three days, concluded fruitfully today with both parties pledging close cooperation to ensure that the Games, the first to be organised in the Kingdom in 64 years, will be successfully delivered. 

APG12, scheduled at the newly-built Morodok Techo Sports Complex, runs from 3-9 June where 13 sports will be contested. For the first time, E-sports makes its debut albeit as a demonstration sport. 

The 13 sports to be contested in APG12 are Athletics, Para-badminton, Boccia, Chess, Goalball, Football-Seven-a-Side, Football Five-a-Side, Judo, Powerlifting, Para-swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

Cambodia has embarked on various promotional and community outreach efforts to woo the whole Asean community to rally behind the nation in promoting peace, equality and inclusivity through the hosting of APG12. This includes reaching out to the Asean population through the multi-nation on-going Torch Run event,  which started on 21 March covering all 11 participating nations in the region. 

The 1st Chef de Mission Seminar was held concurrently today with the Co-Comm meeting,  with Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC, General Tea Banh gracing the opening ceremony at the Garden City Hotel here.. 

General Tea Banh, who is also the Minister of Defence, called upon all parties including APSF, CAMAPGOC, participating nations, chef de mission, athletes, officials, volunteers and all related parties to work hand in hand in the spirit of Asean friendship and solidarity to ensure the successful organisation of APG12. 

“Cambodia’s willingness to organise APG12 is proof of the country’s determination to further drive and support the equality and human rights agenda, with special attention to promoting peace and empowering the disabled communities through an inclusive society.

“The undivided support shown by Prime Minister Hun Sen is also a clear proof of our strong determination to help the disabled community in the region achieve excellence through sports,” said General Tea Bank, adding that participants and guests are welcome to return to Cambodia after the Games to enjoy the many tourist attractions in the Kingdom. 

APSF president Maj Gen Osoth Bhavilai, meanwhile, said the paralympic community in the region look forward to witnessing and experiencing magical moments and inspiring performances by athletes during the Games. 

“We’ve had fruitful meetings as well as a series of discussions with CAMAPGOC key officials, including the Technical Delegates meeting, in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. Using experiences in past Games, we also provided various recommendations and inputs to the host to help avoid or minimise any hiccups during Games time,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai. 

Maj Gen Bhavilai also called upon Chef de Mission from all participating nations to join hands and collaborate with CAMAPGOC to provide positive recommendations to ensure that the welfare of athletes, guests and contingents are well taken care of during games-time. 

“I believe the APG12  will bring out the best in our athletes, as the next two years are expected to be hectic with important international assignments for athletes, including preparing for the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou in September and the Paris Paralympic Games 2024,’ he said.

March 8, 2023

APG 2023 CDM MEETING & 2ND CO-COMM

2nd CO-COMM, CDM SEMINAR TO ENSURE CAMBODIA’S READINESS 

 THE ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) and Cambodia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) are to meet at the end of the month to finalise various organisational preparations for the upcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 (12th APG). 

The Federation’s delegation, led by President Major General Osoth Bhavilai, and CAMAPGOC are scheduled for the 2nd Coordination Committee (Co-Comm) meeting in Phnom Penh from 28 to 30 March to deliberate on key organisational areas to ensure the hosts’ readiness in the staging the Games for the first time ever. 

On the agenda will be discussions on sports, technical and rules, classification, anti-doping measures, broadcast plans, ceremonies, Games Village as well as the readiness of competition venues at the Morodok Techo Sports Complex. 

The three-day meeting will also include the Technical Delegates (TDs) meeting and the Chef de Mission (CDM) Seminar which will see the participation of contingent heads from all 11 countries. Participating CDMs and Technical Delegates from all 13 sports listed in the 12th APG are also scheduled to visit competition venues to have a closer look at the existing facilities.

In a recent briefing at the 32nd APSF Executive Committee (EXCO) meeting, CAMAPGOC Deputy Secretary-General Yi Veasna assured member nations of Cambodia’s readiness and that the Games’ preparation are well on track. 

“Cambodia is confident of staging a successful Games despite being a first-time host…support from various parties, stakeholders, sponsors, media and the masses have been tremendous and preparation has been going on  well according to schedule,” said Veasna, who is also APSF’s Vice-President (Development) and the Secretary-General of NPC Cambodia. 

APSF President Maj Gen Bhavilai meanwhile said, both APSF and CAMAPGOC aere aware of the challenges ahead and need to work hand in hand in key functional areas to avoid any glitches and ensure smooth delivery of the Games. 

“The upcoming Co-Comm, CDM Seminar and Technical Delegates meetings are important not only to gauge Cambodia’s readiness, but more importantly, also the Games are held in accordance with the Games’ procedures and regulations to ensure fair play and athletes’ welfare are well taken care of,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai. 

The 12th ASEAN Para Games is scheduled from 3 to 9 June 2023 with 13 sports and a demo sport (e-Sports) all ready to be contested. Both the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Morodok Techo Stadium on the 3rd and 9th of June respectively.  

Sports confirmed for the Games are Athletics, Para-badminton, Boccia, Chess, Goalball, Football-Seven-a-Side, Football Five-a-Side, Judo, Powerlifting, Para-swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

“Challenges do exist but APSF will continue to pull our resources and work closely with CAMAPGOC to ensure that the Games is held in accordance with APSF’s regulations, especially in classification, sports rules, technical and anti-doping,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai, adding that other matters to be discussed include broadcasting, ceremonies as well as hosts’ readiness in technology and information technology. 

Prior to the Co-Comm meeting, Maj Gen Bhavilai and Secretary-General Senior Colonel Wandee Tosuwan will be in Seam Reap as APSF representatives for the Royal Torch Lighting Ceremony, scheduled on March 21 at the Angkor Wat Temple, to mark the organisation of the 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023.

In the presence of King of Cambodia, the torch will be lighted up during sunrise at Angkor Wat, marking the start of the torch’s multi-country journey through Southeast Asia, before making its way back to the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5 for the official opening ceremony of the  Games. 

Meanwhile, the APSF Board of Governors (BoG), the federation’s highest decision-making authority, will meet on Wednesday (8th March) to discuss various organisational matters including the Cambodia Games’ preparation. 

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February 23, 2023

100 DAYS TO GO: GAMES ENTER FINAL PHASE OF PREPARATION

PREPARATION for the upcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games entered its final phase with athletes from all 11 participating contingents all ready to converge and see action in Phnom Penh from 3 to 9 June.

Today’s 100-day countdown celebration marks another significant milestone as Cambodia seeks to create a meaningful impact on the empowerment of para-athletes and sports in the Kingdom and the region through the hosting of the biennial Games for the first time since the inaugural Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001.

The week-long 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 will concentrate mostly at the newly-built Morodok Techo Sports Complex, located in Phnom Penh’s northern suburb, with some 2,000 athletes and officials all geared for action in 13 sports. E-Sports is making its debut albeit as a demonstration sport, but could see a positive impact on the development of the sports in the coming editions in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Intensive preparations for the Games, which started over the last two years, are well on track with ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) and governing body ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) working hand in hand to push the “Sports: Live in Peace” as the key messaging of the Games, in support of a peaceful ASEAN community and forging solidarity through participation in sports.

“Today, as we celebrate the 100-day countdown milestone, we must continue to ensure that our athletes are given equal opportunities to prove themselves and excel at the highest competitive sporting platform. The ASEAN Para Games not only provides such opportunities, but it also helps provide strength to uphold our equality and inclusivity agenda,” said APSF President Major General Osoth Bhavilai in his message in conjunction with the 100-day Countdown celebration today.

Maj Gen Bhavilai said, APSF, as governing body of the para movement in South East Asia, will continue to work hand in hand with host countries to deliver the Games in the best
possible atmosphere and in true spirit of sportsmanship.

“Cambodia is out to prove that despite hosting the Games for the first time, it can meet the demands and expectations in all organisational areas and ensure the welfare of athletes and participants are well taken care of,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai.

Maj Gen Bhavilai admitted to the challenges in various organisational aspects but believes that Cambodia 2023 Games will be as successful as the past Games. “It’s just that both APSF and CAMAPGOC will have to further solidify their coordination in various functional areas.”

“In tandem with our “ASEAN Moving Together” approach, I believe that come June 3, we will have a great Games and our athletes, para sports and our para movement stand to gain especially in preparing for their next major assignment, the Hangzhou Asian Para Games 2023 in October, “ he added.

In the coming weeks, more coordination efforts are scheduled with the APSF-CAMAPGOC 2nd Coordination Committee meeting involving various key functional areas is set from 28th to 30th March in Phnom Penh. This includes Technical Delegates’ (TDs) venue visits, Chief Classifiers, TDs and Delegates’ Registration meetings as well as the Chef de Mission seminar on 30th March.

Sports to be contested are Athletics, Para-Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Goalball, Football-Seven-a-Side, Football Five-a-Side, Judo, Powerlifting, Para-Swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

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February 21, 2023

APSF-PSI EMBARK ON MARKETING COLLABORATION TO ENHANCE VALUE OF PARA SPORTS AND ASEAN PARA GAMES

ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF)and sports marketing agency, Prime Sports International (PSI) have joined forces and embarked on a marketing collaboration aimed at enhancing the value of its flagship event – the ASEAN Para Games and the Federation’s para-sports programmes.

“By working together with PSI, we hope to secure more sponsorship and partnership deals with other interested parties which would help APSF fund its activities and para sports programmes,” said APSF Secretary General Senior Colonel Dr Wandee Tosuwan at the signing ceremony of the partnership at in Kuala Lumpur today. 

Signing on behalf of PSI was its Managing Director, Yong-Chul Yun. Also present were APSF Legal and Ethics Chairman, Dato Hakem Arabi and APSF Marketing Director, Lim Chuan Beng. 

PSI is a Kuala Lumpur-based and fully-integrated Sports marketing agency which offers expertise in sponsorship deals, CSR campaigns, event management, sponsorship and media rights distribution services.

“With the 12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia scheduled to take place in Phnom Penh in less than four months, we hope to secure more partners to work together with us, to ensure the successful organisation of not only the Cambodia 2023 Games, but also for the next three editions of the Games in Thailand (2025), Malaysia (2027) and Singapore in 2029. 

Just nine months after the succesful organisation of the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia last year, the 12th edition of the biennial Games will take place in Phnom Penh from 3-9 June.

A total of 13 sports will be featured with E-sports making its debut as a demonstration sport in Cambodia 2023. The 2023 Games is ecpected to draw some 2,500 athletes and officials from all 11 Asean contingents.

Senior Col. Dr Wandee was recently on a three-day working visit in Kuala Lumpur to attend the APSF Strategic Plan meeting with APSF Directors and APSF Technology Partner Spacelabs.

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