Mar 25, 2012

Myanmar aims high in 2013 SEA Games

Myanmar is aiming to achieve more medals in the 27th Southeast Asian Games when the country plays host to the regional sports gala for the third time next year.

"Although we target more gold medals in the 27th SEA Games, we will compete the games with dignity," the 7-Day News quoted U Tint San, Minister of Sports as saying on Saturday.

The 27th SEA Games are to be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay regions and Ngwe Saung Beach from Dec.11 to 22, 2013.

The SEA Games, held every two years since 1959, is the largest sports event in Southeast Asia and includes 32 disciplines.

So far, Myanmar has hosted two times -- in 1961 and 1969. Myanmar won 104 medals in the 1961 SEA Games and 149 medals in 1969.

Source: Xinhua