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Rangoon, Naypyidaw Hold Sporting Events

2 April 2014

Burma’s capital and former capital will play host to major sporting events this week as the country gets an early start on preparations for next year’s Southeast Asia (SEA) Games in Singapore, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. More than 2,300 athletes will compete in 24 sports from April 3 to 5 in Rangoon and Naypyidaw to decide who will participate in next year’s SEA Games, the report said. The sports include swimming, tennis, table tennis, badminton, karate, judo, taekwondo, wushu, basketball, track and field, boxing, weightlifting, archery, football, futsal, gymnastics, golf and canoeing.