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Athletes from Burma to Train in China ahead of SEA Games

18 April 2013

Eleven athletes from Burma left Rangoon for China on Wednesday, reported the Indo-Asian News Service, the first among 176 athletes, officials and coaches that will train for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in neighboring China. Under a cooperative agreement, the arrangement is aimed at improving Burma’s competitiveness in the biannual event. The 11 athletes will spend three months in China, and the full program will conclude in October. Burma is set to host the SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Rangoon, Mandalay and Ngwesaung beach from Dec. 11-22.