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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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Davis Cup: Roger Federer leads Switzerland to final against France

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14 September 2014

World number three Roger Federer helped Switzerland into the Davis Cup final by beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in straight sets in Geneva.

Federer and Stan Wawrinka had won their singles matches on Friday, before Italy won Saturday's doubles encounter.

But Federer's 6-2 6-3 7-6 (7-4) success over the Italian number one meant the Swiss took an unassailable 3-1 lead.

In the final, they will meet France, who clinched their semi-final against the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Italy's Andreas Seppi beat Federer's team-mate Michael Lammer 6-4 1-6 6-4 in the final dead rubber, giving the Swiss a 3-2 victory.

Switzerland have never won the Davis Cup, but were losing finalists in 1992, while France are nine-time winners (most recently in 2001) and seven-time runners-up (most recently in 2010).

Federer won the first two sets with relative ease, and although he needed a tie-break to clinch the third, the partisan home crowd erupted with delight as the 33-year-old carried them to their first final for 22 years.

Appropriately, he was then carried on the shoulders of his delighted team-mates on a lap of honour around the Palexpo arena.

"It's nice sharing the emotions with your fans and team members," he said.

"It was a pretty quick court, so if you're not serving so well there are always going to be errors - it wasn't the best performance for either of us.

"Some of the best match-ups I've had have been against France, but we're very pleased to be in the final."

With France leading 3-0 after the doubles at Roland Garros, the Czechs pulled a point back when Jiri Vesely beat Julien Benneteau 6-4 6-3 in the first match of the reverse singles, which were contested over three sets.

However, Gael Monfils defeated Lukas Rosol 5-7 6-4 7-5 to ensure the French ran out 4-1 winners.

The final takes place in France from 21-23 November.


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AC Milan edged a nine-goal thriller with Parma in a match that saw two sendings off, an outrageous own goal and a sublime back-heel finish.

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14 September 201

Earlier in the day, their city rivals, Inter, beat Sassuolo 7-0, but Milan went above them to joint top of Serie A as they maintained their winning start.

New signing Jeremy Menez was on target twice, once from the penalty spot, in a game which saw both sides reduced to 10 men, with Daniele Bonera and Felipe both sent off.

Milan were never behind, but Parma refused to give up as they left the visitors hanging on to the victory by the end.

Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was made to wait for his Milan debut after injuring his ankle in training.

Giacomo Bonaventura gave the visitors the lead with a low strike before former Milan striker Antonio Cassano levelled two minutes later with a header.

Keisuke Honda's header restored Milan's lead before Menez's penalty extended their advantage before the break.

Felipe's close-range finish gave Parma hope soon after and Milan's Daniele Bonera saw red to boost their hopes further.

Nigel de Jong's cool finish restored the visitor's two-goal cushion but Alessandro Lucarelli's header again brought Parma back into the game.

Parma's Felipe then saw red to even up the numbers as Menez's audacious back heel looked to have made the game safe for Milan.

But Mattia De Sciglio's bizarre own goal from outside the penalty area, after goalkeeper Diego Lopez missed the ball and injured himself in the process, made for a frantic finale.


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