Kyrgyzstan scraps Myanmar football match over ‘terror’ threat

Muslim-majority Kyrgyzstan on Monday cancelled an international football match with Myanmar over “a potential terror act,” as fears grow for Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian nation. At least 87,000 Muslims have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, according to the UN. Social media users in Kyrgyzstan had suggested staging a ...

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SEA Games organizers play down ‘hiccups’ as 16 athletes poisoned

SEA Games organizers play down ‘hiccups’ as 16 athletes poisoned

by Talek HARRIS Southeast Asian Games chiefs on Thursday played down “hiccups” at the event as they revealed that 16 Malaysian athletes had been hit by food poisoning...

SEA Games bus crash: two Myanmar players injured

SEA Games bus crash: two Myanmar players injured

Two Myanmar squash players have withdrawn from the SEA Games after suffering minor injuries in a bus accident in Malaysia this morning. Women’s doubles players Aye Aye Thin...

Myanmar football team gets $50,000 prize for beating Singapore

Myanmar football team gets $50,000 prize for beating Singapore

 Myanmar’s Under-23 White Angels smashed Singapore’s Young Lions in the opening match for their group at the SEA Games on Monday. As a reward for their victory, the team was...

Myanmar smashes Singapore 2-0 in SEA Games opener

Myanmar smashes Singapore 2-0 in SEA Games opener

Myanmar’s Under-23 football team dealt Singapore a 2-0 defeat in the opening match of the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games yesterday, with 21-year-old striker Aung Thu scoring...

‘Burmese Python’ to face champion Vitaly Bigdash in rematch at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION

‘Burmese Python’ to face champion Vitaly Bigdash in rematch at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION

ONE Championship is returning to Yangon on June 30 for another blockbuster evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend...

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

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...

Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

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...

ASEAN mulling 2034 World Cup co-host bid

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...

Rohingya FC vs. Myanmar: a peacebuilding plan

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....


 

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.