Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

In Pictures: 2nd MTF President’s Cup BANDO Competition

The second President’s Cup in bando – a central discipline of Myanmar’s traditional martial arts or thaing – got under way yesterday at Aung San Indoor Stadium.

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Big spenders China face early World Cup exit

China’s spending power has taken football by storm but the national team is facing more World Cup heartache heading into a qualifying showdown tonight.

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Aung La Nsang dedicates win to Myanmar

Amid homecrowd support that ONE Championship staff member described as unprecedented, Aung La Nsang, the "Burmese Python", immediately dedicated his headlining triumph as a victory to be shared with the people of Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s fans are strength for the ‘Burmese Python’

Aung La Nsang, the “Burmese Python”, hopes to draw on his home crowd for strength tonight as he tops the bill in his homecoming ONE Championship: Union of Warriors fight at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

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Kid fight Brave Elephant and Champion: lethwei’s youngest stars

Sleeves rolled up, I am preparing to meet an attack from a professional lethwei star, one already familiar with the raucous crowds of Myanmar’s brutal bare-knuckle, head-butting combat sport, all of whom are cheering his fight name Thura Sin, “Brave Elephant”.

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It’s a Myanmar thaing

Myanmar’s martial arts or thaing are as varied and diverse as its cultures and peoples.

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Ayeyawady AFC dream hopeless says coach Kyaw Lwin

One lucky miscued strike from Bengaluru captain Sunil Chhetri has left Ayeyawady United’s chances of progressing beyond the group stages of this year’s AFC Cup forlorn, or so coach Kyaw Lwin believes.

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The Python Returns

Back in January when Aung La Nsang returned to his homeland for the first time in nearly 13 years he was at told at Yangon International Airport that his luggage had been misplaced. That is the only thing the mixed martial arts fighter known as the “Burmese Python” intends to lose in Myanmar.

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Card Call: Meet the fighters at ONE: Union of Warriors

While the nation is primed for the return to the ring of Myanmar's own Aung La Nsang, there are quite a few other fighters preparing to make their names known at Thuwanna Stadium this weekend. Meet some of the other fighters – formidable and up-and-coming stars – to keep an eye on at One Championship's Union of Warriors.

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