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Warriors’ Star Shaun Johnson’s Family Return To Laos

Warriors' Star Shaun Johnson's Family Return To Laos

It wasn’t long after landing at Laos’ Vientiane airport that Shaun Johnson realised he’d come home.
The Warriors star travelled to the Southeast Asian country in December with his three brothers Topo, Adam and Joe, his dad Paul and his mum, Say, for a family holiday that turned into an exploration, a reunion and a homecoming.
Johnson’s mum Say is Laotian but ….. Continue reading

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AFC Bans 22 Laos and Cambodian Players For ‘Manipulation of Matches’

AFC Bans 22 Laos and Cambodian Players For 'Manipulation of Matches'

Southeast Asian football has been rocked by life bans for 22 players from Laos and Cambodia for match-fixing.
The Asian Football Confederation announced the suspensions on Wednesday after investigating matches of the Laos national team, and club side Lao Toyota FC.
Of the 22, 15 are current or former Lao Toyota players. The Vientiane-based team were ….. Continue reading

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Laos Champions Pull Out Of AFC Cup

Laos champions pull out of AFC Cup

Laos champions Lanexang United have withdrawn from the 2017 AFC Cup group expected to feature Singapore’s Home United.
They’ve also pulled out of the 2017 Laos Premier League, as football in the country goes into apparent meltdown.
Eight teams had already withdrawn from the domestic competition, and a statement on the Lanexang Facebook page states that …. Continue reading

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Laos Footballers Suspended In Match-Fixing Probe

Laos Footballers Suspended In Match-Fixing Probe

The Asian Football Confederation said on Monday it had provisionally suspended four Laos national-team members as it investigates suspected manipulation of “multiple matches” going back years.
The players were provisionally suspended for 60 days for “various violations… related to suspected match manipulation,” the AFC said in a ….. Continue reading

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Join The International Women’s Boat Racing Team !

Join The International Women's Boat Racing Team !

The International Women’s Boat Racing Team is calling for people interested in joining their team to participate in the boat racing festival, planned for Monday Oct. 17 this year.
The International Women’s Team is a joint team comprised of international and Lao women, and women from Saifongneua Village.
People joining the team should be prepared to … Continue reading

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Kids, Beer Bottles And A Public Pool – How Laos Swimmer, 14, Trains For Rio

Kids, Beer bottles And A Public Pool - How Laos Swimmer, 14, Trains For Rio

On one side of the cramped outdoor pool, children are taking swimming lessons. Opposite, another group of kids riotously splash around. In the middle, a teenager is desperately trying to train for the Rio Olympics.
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state of Laos traveling to Brazil.
She will arrive as a rank outsider in …. Continue reading

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