Cambodia Reluctant To Host Sea Games In 2015
PHNOM PENH, June 25 (Bernama) -- Cambodia has yet to decide whether or not to host the Southeast Asian Games (SEA GAMES) in 2015, fearing the lack of human resources, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a top Cambodian sports official as saying Friday.
"Technically, it is quite tough for Cambodia to host it, especially from the NOCC capacity, but that depends on the government leaders who have clear and long vision on the matter," said Vath Chamroeun, secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).
He said a number of factors such as human resource, sports structure, sport management, environment, and financial resource needed to be reviewed before a country decided to lodge a bid for the regional sports event.
It was reported that Laos had to spend about US$100 million to host the multi-sport event in 2009, according to Chamroeun.
A founding member of the SEA Games that was launched in 1959, Cambodia has never hosted the event.
Chamroeun said during a meeting of the SEA Games Federation Council in Jakarta on May 28-29, the Cambodian delegation was advised to host the SEA Games in 2015.