SEA Games 32: Cambodia to cover all expenses for participating nations

By Lam Thoa   April 19, 2023 | 01:01 am PT
SEA Games 32: Cambodia to cover all expenses for participating nations
The Vietnam sports delegation (in red) at SEA Games 31 in Hanoi in 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
Cambodia will be the first host country in SEA Games history to cover all expenses from meals and transport to accommodation for participating nations in the event next month.

In an announcement on Tuesday to the sports delegations attending the Games, the Cambodia Olympic Committee said that following the direction of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the hosts would cover all meals, accommodation and transport for the participants, as long as the schedule of the delegations remains the same as previously registered.

This is unprecedented in the history of the SEA Games. Initially, Cambodia planned to collect $50 per person per day, like in the previous editions of the Games.

Cambodia's decision will help 11 sports delegations attending SEA Games 32 save a huge amount of money. For example, the Vietnamese sports delegation with 1,003 people will save over $50,000 per day.

Previously, Cambodia also decided not to charge the fee for television rights and announced the free entrance to all events at the Games.

This is the first time Cambodia has hosted the SEA Games. This year's edition will feature 37 sports.

After SEA Games 32, the Para Games 12 will be held in Phnom Penh from June 3-9. Cambodia will again cover all expenses for sports delegations.

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