SEA Games 2013: Challenges take shine off golden ambitions
As the country gears up to host the region's premier sporting event in December, critics say that poor training, choosing events that favour national athletes and excessive costs to stage the sporting extravaganza will spoil Nay Pyi Taw's 'coming out party' in Asean
Forty-four years ago, Myanmar was still known as Burma and the country ruled the roost at the region's premier sports festival _ the Southeast Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games.
UP TO SPEED: The Myanmar sepak takraw, known as ‘chinlone’ locally, team practise ahead of the SEA Games in December.
Former athlete, Jennifer Tin Lay, now 64, remembers well the pressure on her as Myanmar's superstar athlete to secure a gold medal for the host nation.
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