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Myanmar to host ASEAN Para Games

Updated: 2014-01-01 16:32
( Xinhua)

YANGON - Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun has called for successful hosting of the 7th ASEAN Para Games in Nay Pyi Taw from January14-20 and achieving the best results at the games, official media reported Wednesday.

U Nyan Tun made the call at the coordination meeting to host 7th ASEAN Para Games in Nay Pyi Taw, said the New Light of Myanmar.

The ASEAN Para Games will be organized in line with the rules of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation APSF, he said.

He said that the work guideline for the 27th SEA Games was adopted to make preparations of the stadiums and gymnasiums with full facilities not only for the SEA Games but also for the ASEAN Para Games, realizing the equality, participation and sharing for the para sports athletes.

The country is ready to host the games and Myanmar will have great opportunity to uplift the prestige of the state by hosting the ASEAN Para Games, U Nyan Tun said.

In its fine tradition, Myanmar Para sports athletes had secured a large number of medals in the Far East and South Pacific Region para Games and ASEAN Para Games.

The games will comprise 12 sports events namely archery, track and field, Bocia, seven in one football event, five in one football event, goal ball event, table tennis, swimming, chess, volleyball, wheelchair, basketball and weightlifting events.