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 …..

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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 …..

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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Laos champions Lanexang United have withdrawn from the 2017 AFC Cup group expected to feature Singapore’s Home United.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Eight teams had already withdrawn from the domestic competition, and a statement on the Lanexang Facebook page states that ….

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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 …

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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 ….

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There Was No Gym In Laos, So These Boys Made The City Their Training Ground

In Laos, the flames of the ‘can-do’ spirit so intrinsic to third world countries are alive and burning brightly.
How else would free running, a sport originating from France, find its way there?
To hear T-Bom, Oleq, Koy and Boy, it is the low barrier of entry, just a pair of sports shoes, and the result of a lack of indoor training facilities that nurtured their unique interest.
The four locals who …..

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Aerial Sports Take Flight In Landlocked Laos

Bad roads, big mountains and dense jungle have gifted Laos a difficult and dazzling terrain — one that is now being enjoyed from the skies by a well-heeled new crop of pilots pursuing a passion for aerial sports.
The pastime, new to the tiny, poor Southeast Asian nation, was made possible by Ravansith Thammarangsy, a Franco-Laotian flight instructor who …..

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FIFA Bans Lao Football Federation’s Executive

World soccer body FIFA announced on Monday it had banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during FIFA elections, extending moves to root out corruption that has shaken the international game.
Lao Football Federation’s (LFF) leading committee has promised to keep going with their work aiming to promote Lao football in the future, after the LFF president was suspended by FIFA for misconduct…..

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Thai Football Fans Run Amok In Laos During AFF U-19 Final

Shocking scenes in Vientiane, Laos PDR on Friday (Sept 4) night when hooligan Thai football fans instigated a brawl with Lao Police during the Asian Football Federation (AFF) U-19 Championship final at Laos National Stadium.
Twenty five Thai football fans were arrested and the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane was forced to issue a formal apology for their behaviour, with several videos posted on social media channels showing ……

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Underage African Footballers ‘Trafficked’ To Laos

African footballers as young as 14 are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts, the BBC has learnt.
Six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United, after it imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unregistered football academy in February, a BBC investigation found.
Fifa regulations prohibit the movement of players to a foreign club or academy until they are 18. The club, based in the southern city Pakse, denies any wrongdoing. “Fifa is in contact with several member associations in …..

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5th Lao-Singapore Friendship Charity Run

The 5th Lao-Singapore Friendship Charity Run will take place on Saturday, 7 December 2013 at 6.00 am. Registration begins at the King Anouvong Park/statue along the Mekong embankment, and the route will take us from there along the embankment towards Thadeua Road, past the ASEM villas and Landmark Hotel, and to the junction of Thadeua/Lao-Thai Road and back, towards the park.
This year, the Embassy has partnered the Lao Women’s Union (LWU), and funds raised will be channeled to vocational training and equipment for disadvantaged women at LWU’s Vocational Training Centre in Vientiane. The objective is to benefit these ……

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New Arena – Vientiane’s First Covered Sportsfield

The newly opened sporting arena, called “New Arena” has proven to be a big hit among local and expat soccer players. More and more people are developing a strong interest in futsal for fun and fitness and play the game on pitches on weekends and in the evening.
The ‘New Arena’ is one of the first private sports complexes in Laos to feature modern equipment and covered fields which will allows to use the facility no matter the weather conditions.
The New Arena Sport Complex features ….

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