|Laos to host 16th ASEAN University Games in 2012|
(philstar.com) Updated March 01, 2010 11:30 PM
BANGKOK (Xinhua) - The Laos will host the 16th ASEAN University Games in 2012, the Lao News Agency, or KPL, reported Monday.
Somsy Gnophanxay, Vice President of National University of Laos and Chairman of the 16th ASEAN University Games, expressed confidence that it will be a successful sporting event when he attending the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) University Sports Council (AUSC) Coordination Meeting, held at in Lao's Vientiane last week.
Also present at the meeting were AUSC Chairman, Omar Osman, and officials from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Meanwhile, AUSC officials have inspected facilities at the National Sport Complex, Olympasia and SEA Games Village, which will be used to host the games.
The National University of Laos will send athletes to compete in nine sport events at the 15th ASEAN University Games, including basketball, volleyball, football, table tennis, taekwondo, karatedo, the KPL quoted Somsy as saying.
This year's games in north Thailand province of Chiang Mai has 18 sport events including track-and-field, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball and volleyball, cricket, football, golf, karatedo, taekwondo, swimming, table tennis, tennis, the KPL said.
Somsy also said that the largest Lao university would propose the government to fund the preparation of Lao athletes for the event and it would organize sporting events to select best athletes for the games in Chiang Mai.