The 3rd National Games 2022 will kick-start at Morodok Techo National Stadium this evening under the presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittpundit Bun Rany Hun Sen.
There will be special activities such as traditional dancing, sports performances like martial arts and Bokator, firework display, and performances by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Bodyguard Command in the opening-closing ceremonies of the games.
Yesterday afternoon, H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), and H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports held Krong Porli, a religious ceremony, to pray for the success of the 3rd National Games.
Lasting until Nov. 30, the National Games 2022 will take place at five destinations including Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk and Siem Reap.
Approximately 6,000 to 7,000 delegates, coaches, and athletes join these important national games that include 38 kinds of sports and 7 kinds of para sports with a total of 405 sports disciplines.
The event intends to provide opportunities for all national federations to allow their national athletes to join the games to draw experience and further develop the capacity toward the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 in the Kingdom.
The National Games were successfully held in 2016 and in 2018, but were postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press