Myanmar to host 7th ASEAN ParaGames

Myanmar to host 7th ASEAN ParaGames

By Duncan Mackay

Myanmar will host the 7th ASEAN Para Games next month ©WikipediaDecember 26 – Myanmar will host the 7th ASEAN ParaGames at the Wunna Theikdi Sports Complex in Naypyidaw after Singapore gave up staging the event, it has been announced.

Yangon and Mandalay will also stage some events for the Games, scheduled to open on January 14 and last for seven days.

Myanmar, better known as Burma, recently successfully hosted the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

That was the third occasion they had held those Games but the upcoming event will be the first time they have staged the ASEAN ParaGames. 

Singapore unexpectedly withdrew its hosting rights due to expected delays in the completion of its new National Stadium.

They will host the 2015 edition of the Games instead. 

Myanmar has recently successfully held the SEA Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesMyanmar has recently successfully held the SEA Games ©AFP/Getty Images

More than 1,500 athletes and officials from 11 Southeast Asian countries are expected to be involved in the ParaGames.

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Article source: http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1017599-myanmar-to-host-7th-asean-paragames

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