For many, chinlone is more than just passing the ball to each fellow players with chest, heads, knees and feet. It is part of the country’s identity. “The game is our cultural heritage, our national pride,” says national team player Lwin Phyo Win.
Twenty-nine sports for the 29th Southeast Asian Games – that’s the current number of federations that have registered their interest with the Ministry of Sport for the 2017 Games scheduled for August 19 to 31 and to be held in Malaysia.
Thailand continued their dominance of the beautiful game in Southeast Asia when they beat Australia 5-3 in the final of the AFF Futsal Championship on October 16. Myanmar placed fifth in the tournament.
Since returning from June’s Southeast Asian Games, the Myanmar Swimming Federation has collapsed, leaving local leaders struggling to keep the sport afloat.
The women secured a semi-final spot while the men slumped to the verge of a surprise early exit as Myanmar’s sepak takraw sides experienced mixed fortunes on the opening day of the ISTAF SuperSeries 2015 Finals in Nakhon Pathom province,Thailand.
Nay Pyi Taw FC
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