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U Zaw Winn , the Deputy Minister for Ministry of Sports and the Vice President of Myanmar Olympic Committee and the Chairman of Myanmar SEA Games Organization Executive Committee conveys the 27th SEA Games torch to the 27 th SEA Games Opening Ceremony.

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Inter-ministry men’s football tournament 2012 kicks off


NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug ___
The inter-ministry men’s football tournament 2012 kicked off at the pitch of Nay Pyi Taw FC in Paunglaung Sports ground, Pyinmana Township this evening, attended by Secretary of Myanmar National Sports Committee Deputy Minister for Sports U Aye Myint Kyu, deputy ministers of various ministries, officials and staff personnel and special guests. The tournament is the sixth of its kind with a view to creating relaxing environment and unity and friendship among the staff of ministries, contributing to national health and refreshing the staff to be able take more duties. Players of 28 contending teams took positions in the pitch and the deputy minister made an opening address. Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation team played against Ministry of Immigration and Population team in the debut in which the former beat the latter 2-1.

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Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses coordination meeting of the committee for ensuring success in XXVII SEA Games



NAY PYI TAW, 23 July  ___

Patron of the Leading Committee for Preparation of the XXVII SEA Games Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visited sports grounds and stadiums around here to view training of athletes this morning and addressed the coordination meeting of the committee for ensuring success in XXVII SEA Games.


The Vice-President first visited Nay Pyi Taw sports training camp in Lewe Township of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area where he, accompanied by Union Minister at the President Office U Thein Nyunt, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and for Sports U Tint Hsan, deputy ministers, personnel of the Ministry of Sports, presidents, vicepresidents and secretaries of respective sports federations, viewed athletes of such sports as billiard, Sepak Takraw, judo, Pencak Silat, badminton, acrobatics, table tennis, karatedo, Taekwondo, weight-lifting, Wushu, shooting and track & field undergoing training for the XXVII SEA Games and spoke words of encouragement to them.

The Vice-President and party then visited construction site of Zabuthiri Stadium in Zabuthiri Township where the opening and closing of the XXVII SEA Games would be held. The Vice- President inspected the progress of the stadium and stressed the needs.

The Vice-President then visited Nay Pyi Taw archery range in Zabuthiri Township and viewed the training of selected archers.

The Vice-President at the sports village inspected completed apartments and hostels for Myanmar athletes. He then proceeded to Ngalaik Dam to view training of yachtsmen and rowers at Nay Pyi Taw rowing sports centre.

The Vice-President later went to Nay Pyi Taw cycling ground near Mount Pleasant Hotel. Ho spoke words of encouragement to them and inspected BMX, Cross Country and Down Hill.

The Vice-President then attended the coordination meeting for preparation for ensuring success in XXVII SEA Games at the Mount Pleasant Hotel Chairman of the Leading Committee for Preparation of the XXVII SEA Games Union Minister U Tint Hsan reported on preparation for achievements in XXVII SEA Games.

Next, President of Myanmar Para Sports Federation Major General Nay Lin reported propositions to host the seventh ASEAN ParaGames after the XXVII SEA Games and preparation for achievements in the games.

The Vice-President, in his speech, said the XXVII SEA Games is drawing near, 16 moths away from now. What to be focused and prepared was instructed at the latest meeting in last February. Respective sports federations are undergoing intensive training, but there still may be ones that have just begun training. The results would depend on the extent of the comprehensiveness of the training. During the election campaigns on TV, candidates argued that men make their own history. If so, sportsmen and sports federations need to write their own history.

It is everyone’s aspiration to possess glorious days somehow. Self-determination, diligence and never-say-die attitude is what is needed to write the history at the very moment. It is the State’s desire to have it significant landmark in the course of sports standard development.

The State would assist in whatever it can and the federations are also to strive for whatever possible results. The training of sportsmen can be categorized into two parts, physical and mental trainings, both of which need considerable support. In addition to intensive training at home, international experience is instrumental.

Myanmar achieved 16 gold medals in the XXVI SEA Games held in Indonesia, forwarding from eighth to seventh in the medal standing. But, still it is much below the level from 35 gold medals in 1961 and 59 gold medals in 1969. As the country would act as the host, it needs to grasp the first place, at least the third, only then records would remain remarkable.

The State takes pride in success of U-22 football team which sailed through the qualifier. The State also took pride in success of such sports as rowing, archery, sepak takraw, judo, wushu and so forth in the previous SEA games. It is said the exciting time or the time when emotions run highest is when the flag is flown after the competition. It is said that nothing matches the mixed feelings on feels when his own national flag is flown atop the mast. Some even shed tear either out of joy or out of sadness, at the highest of their emotions.

So, all are obliged to do their bit fly high the State Flag. Assistance must be provided for successful holding of seventh ASEAN Para Games. All responsible persons including the sports federations are to make collaborative efforts for successful holding of and ensuring victories in XXVII SEA Games, urged the Vice-President.

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Women's ODI: England claim D/L win over India at Scarborough

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21 August 2014

England beat India by 42 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first one-day international at Scarborough.

The rain-affected match saw England limit India to 193-8 from 47 overs, opener Smriti Mandhana hitting 74 before she was run out by Jenny Gunn.

England reached 153-3 from 30.1 overs when the rain fell and curtailed play.

Both Charlotte Edwards (57) and Heather Knight (53) made half-centuries as England returned to winning ways after last week's Test defeat at Wormsley.

How the ICC Women's Championship works

Two points will be awarded for a win, while points will be shared in case of a tie or a no-result. At the conclusion of seven rounds, the top four sides will gain automatic qualification to the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017. The bottom four sides will get a final chance of qualification through the ICC Women's World Cup qualifier in 2017.

Knight also took 3-28 to earn the player of the match accolade, and she told the BBC: "It was nice to get out there, score some runs and contribute to a team win.

"I'm really impressed with how the girls have turned it around today, we've obviously put in a really strong performance."

Knight and fellow opener Edwards put on 110 for the first wicket to set the hosts on their way to victory. Sarah Taylor was 20 not out when the weather intervened.

England and India will meet again in Scarborough on Saturday before the third and deciding one-day international at Lord's on Monday.

The series marks the start of the ICC Women's Championship.

The Championship will see all competing countries play each other over two and a half years, with the top four sides gaining automatic qualification to the 2017 World Cup in England.

Edwards says the series is crucial because of the ICC Women's Championship.

"It makes every one-day series that we play between now and 2017 significant," the 34-year-old said.

"Whenever I step out to play for England I want to win, but now more than ever before, every result really does matter."


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Celtic restored a sense of European pride with a very creditable Champions League play-off first-leg draw with Maribor in Slovenia.


20 August 2014

Callum McGregor scored his third goal of this qualifying campaign to put Ronny Deila's side in front early on.

They were quickly pegged back by a well-taken Damjan Bohar equaliser.

Both sides had numerous further chances but Celtic, reinstated to the competition in place of Legia Warsaw, are now clear favourites to go through.

Deila's men only took their place in the play-off round because their conquerors in the previous round fielded an ineligible player.

The Norwegian stressed the importance of learning lessons from the defeats by Legia and, on the whole, it appeared both he and his players had done that.

This was a more mature performance and gives the Scottish champions a terrific opportunity of progressing to the lucrative group stage when NK Maribor visit Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Perhaps crucially they bring back an away goal, which had a familiar look about it.

McGregor's start to the season has been a sensational one and, just as he did in Reykjavik and Warsaw, he put Celtic ahead.

Stefan Johansen's deep cross was perfect for Jo Inge Berget, who had done well to stay onside, and though his shot was blocked by goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic, young winger McGregor was on hand to smash the ball into the net.

Celtic looked far more composed and much less vulnerable to the counter-attack than they had in Poland, but a fragility at the heart of their defence was exposed as Zeljko Filipovic slid a pass between Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer for Bohar to tuck past the hitherto untroubled Craig Gordon.

But unlike the collapse in Warsaw, Celtic did not fold and but for two instances of real misfortune would have been back in front before half-time as first Charlie Mulgrew watched a back-post header cleared off the line by Filipovic before Van Dijk's effort smacked Johansen in the face, preventing an apparently inevitable goal.

Gordon had work to do too, pushing powerful shots from Petar Stojanovic and Agim Ibraimi away to safety in the first half and doing likewise with a second-half Ibraimi downward header.

But the keeper's best work came in the dying minutes as he threw himself high to his right to keep out another Ibraimi drive, this time from 35 yards.

Celtic were certainly forced to defend deeper in the second period but they had chances of their own - Van Dijk testing Handanovic from long range and Beram Kayal having what looked like a penalty turned down by Czech referee Pavel Kralovec, while Johansen also passed up a terrific chance after bursting through only to be blocked by Handanovic.

And though a second goal would have made for an even greater result to take back to Glasgow, they will still fancy their chances of reaching the group stage for a third successive season.


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