MMA fighter ‘Burmese Python’ donates K3.5million to Kachin IDPs

Mixed martial artist Aung La N Sang visited Kachin IDP camps on April 2 and donated K3.5 million (US$2,570) to the people staying there. He also donated TVs, mosquito repellent and clothing. The funds were raised through a charity auction that the fighter held in Yangon on March 31. The MMA fighter was met with

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Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-18 Championship is set to take place in Myanmar in September, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) announced on Tuesday. The tournament...

Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

ASEAN mulling 2034 World Cup co-host bid

ASEAN on Friday held talks on launching a joint bid for the World Cup in 2034 during a visit by FIFA chief Gianni Infantino to Yangon, the head of Myanmar’s football...

ASEAN mulling 2034 World Cup co-host bid

Rohingya FC vs. Myanmar: a peacebuilding plan

After years of neglect in the field of politics, a group of Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur has moved to the football pitch to begin building a better future for its community....

Rohingya FC vs. Myanmar: a peacebuilding plan

Myanmar refuses to participate in any future friendly football matches with Malaysia

And Myanmar strikes back! Last week, Malaysia cancelled two friendly football matches between its Under-22 squad and the Myanmar team that were scheduled to take place in Yangon...

Myanmar refuses to participate in any future friendly football matches with Malaysia

Malaysia cancels two friendly football matches against Myanmar

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has cancelled two friendly matches between its Under-22 squad and the Myanmar team that were scheduled to take place in Yangon next...

Malaysia cancels two friendly football matches against Myanmar

Myanmar football fans organize group clean-ups during AFF Suzuki Cup matches in Yangon

Myanmar’s travelling fans have developed a reputation abroad for their selfless actions after every game. During the AFF Suzuki Cup in 2014, there were several headlines...

Myanmar football fans organize group clean-ups during AFF Suzuki Cup matches in Yangon

Malaysia confirms that they will not withdraw from the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that Malaysia will not withdraw from the ongoing ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2016 football tournament, which is...

Malaysia confirms that they will not withdraw from the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016

After Yangon victory, champion fighter ‘The Burmese Python’ calls for end to Kachin civil war

The 31-year-old was born in

After Yangon victory, champion fighter ‘The Burmese Python’ calls for end to Kachin civil war

Interview: The ‘Burmese Python’ prepares for tonight’s big bout

"I think I have an advantage in almost every aspect. I feel I am more experienced than he

Interview: The ‘Burmese Python’ prepares for tonight’s big bout

Coconuts Yangon Sports

Western sports are big here, especially football (soccer), but many traditional sports have also survived. There is chinlone, a kind of mix between hacky sack and badminton, and lethwei, Myanmar traditional kickboxing. Lethwei is a brutal affair. Unlike other martial arts in the region, it allows head-butting. Keep your eyes on this section of Coconuts Yangon for all you need to know about sports in Myanmar.