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IOC to pay for Laos’ participation




BANGKOK: Cash-strapped Laos will send a team of only four athletes to next month’s Beijing Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) picking up the tab.


The South-East Asian country, which has never won an Olympic medal, is relying on charitable handouts and an IOC grant to pay for tracksuits and flight tickets and ensure its two swimmers and two runners get a chance to compete.

Laos' Olympic chief Somphou Phongsa admitted there was little hope of any Laotian medals but said the tiny team's participation was all about putting their country on the map.

– Reuters



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It's sad to know that only 4 athletes to go to Beijing Olympic, and the IOC has to pay for the laotian, it reflected for us to see how dirty poor Lao it is , it could not afford to pay for its own people.

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Spend a lot of budjets for SEA GAMES, but don't want to spend any money for Olympic. Better cancel the SEA GAMES and use money for other purposes. Many poor families in remote Lao are waiting for those money



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Even with 4 athletes is still good. BUT relying on a charity for a track suit and plane tickets to get there is really pitiful. Lao government can do better than that.

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Lao athletes will probably be the smallest atlete team in the Olympic Game opening and closing parades in Beijing stadium.

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The Olympic Athletes or The Olympic baggers?
Be able to go for 4 is still better than nothing.

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lao government does the best, they can.
don't remember of any lao olympic team before 1975.
i could be wrong.

2 cent

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NO need to be shock!! 4 is better than nothing ...and not many lao athletes qualified for the olympic...these 4 are there just to represent laos and to  put Laos on the Map ....

Peace out!! my Lao fellow country man ....


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in stead of looking at the bad..... I sayy



GO Team Laos!!!! Do You Best!!!!!!!!!!


every lake begins with a drop of rain or a trickle of water from a small stream.

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Anonymous wrote:

lao government does the best, they can.
don't remember of any lao olympic team before 1975.
i could be wrong.

2 cent




Just it is back then as it is now.  NO MONEY. 

Laos can't do crap without somebody from some other countries helping, financing it or looking over the shoulder.

That is how it will always going to be.



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If Lao team need to go to America, Greece or other far away countries for Olympic, i would not complaint at all. But, China, our neighboring country, and very closed to Laos. we can go there by bus, why don't spend some money to support them? confused

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Anonymous wrote:

If Lao team need to go to America, Greece or other far away countries for Olympic, i would not complaint at all. But, China, our neighboring country, and very closed to Laos. we can go there by bus, why don't spend some money to support them? confused



Will you support them if they all goin by bus ..whether to compete or not? I guess alot of people don't know that ...there are only 4 athletes that barely make the olympic ...they're going there just to put Laos on the map ...listen to RFA ...intervewing Lao government....



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I am surprised by the fact that some people did not want to hear that Laos would rely on IOC grant to pay for tracksuits and flight tickets to Olympic Games in China.

Well, we have no other alternative.
On the one hand, who don't know that Laos is a poor country? 

On the other hand, if there is a grant for poor countries why should we pay?
On top of that, Laos is not only the country that relies on the grant, lots other countries also do so.


Please remember !:

When we are poor, we have to accept that we are poor.
 Pretending that we are rich as much as other rich people does not make sense at all, but makes us poorer, no doubt.  


-- Edited by TSP at 07:56, 2008-07-18

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we ought to fastend our mind to other orientations, we are not ready yet for supporting any kind of sport as we all are aware of this fact ! petanque, Teakwandoo, table tennis, wushu what more ?

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All they have to do is sell 1 LEXUS that lao officials drive than we can send 10 guys over and still have some money left over for them to spend .


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I would not complain, not complaint. Complaint is a noun, complain is a verb.

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than we can send 10 guys over ......

then, not than, we can send 10 guys over ..


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thank you


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biggrinAnonymous wrote:
It is ok .........Go lao men

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Are you kidding? Lao government doesn't do anything to better their country but themselves. CORUPTION CORUPTION CORUPTION..........



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How many are going this year to the UK olympics? Rich or poor, the games aren't about money or how much you win, I think as long as you show up and try, it's telling the world that we're at least here and want to be a part of something great in this world.

Is there "ga dok" in the olympics? How about gambling, is that even a sport, perhaps beerlao drinking, those are the only sports lao people are good at, haha.



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