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SPORT
     The Ministry of Sports, formed on 18 December 1997, oversees all the sports activities in Myanmar. Myanmar Sports and Physical Education Committee is promoting sports in accordance with the slogan, "Myanmar sports - the world to conquer." Minister for Sports chairs the Myanmar Sports and Physical Education Committee. There are 14 State and Division Sports and Physical Education Committees and 308 Township Sports and Physical Education Committees to take charge of sports activities in their respective regions.
Myanmar OlympicCommittee
     The Myanmar Olympic Committee was formed in 1946 and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the following year. There are 36 sports federations formed under the committee. Minister for Sports is Chairman of the committee and the Director-General of the Sports and Physical Education Department acts as its General Secretary. The committee's main responsibility is to support Olympic and regional sports meets. The committee trains sportsmen and sportswomen, makes arrangements to enable them to take part in international meets and oversees Olympic-related events
The Department of Sports and Physical Education
     The department of Sports and Physical Education is under the Ministry of Sports and acts as a link between the Ministry, Myanmar Olympic Committee and the Sports and Physical Education Committee to carry out their tasks.
Institude of Sports and Physical Education
     The Institute was opened on 27 July 1996. It is located on the 147-acre Kyaikkasan sports ground (former race course), Tamwe Township, Yangoon. Training on sports and education began on 1 August 1997. The institute trains boys and girls on football, volleyball, track-and-field, boxing, weightlifting, judo, swimming, badminton, gymnastics and Thaing (Myanmar martial arts) and at the same time allows them to continue their schooling. The trainees receive their formal education from the fifth standard to matriculation level and the training lasts from one to six years.
Sports Grounds and Gymnasiums
     There are 223 sports grounds and 78 gymnasiums throughout the country . Most well-known among them are Aung San Stadium, Aung San Gymnasium, Youth Training Centre, National Indoor Stadium 1, National Swimming Pool and Dagon North International Swimming Pool in Yangon and Bahtoo Sports Ground in Mandalay.
Sports Meets and Activities
     The biennial National Sports Festival, Myanmar Traditional Boat Regatta at Kandawgyi, Yangon, sports meet for the disabled, state and division sports meets and school sports meets are the most important events.
Marathon
     The marathon, sponsored by the Yangon Mayor, is the most popular event. International athletes, well-known marathon runners from the country and amateurs took part int the event. It has been held since 1991 and in the 1995 marathon, more than 60000 runners including those from foreign countries took part.
Myanmar Taditional Boxing
     Myanmar Traditional Boxing challenged the western boxing at the matches of Myanmar-Australia-America boxing international held at Yangon on 9 and 10 June 2001. In the Myanmar-Australia European Boxing tune-up, Tun Tun Oo of Myanmar beat Nathan Croucher of Australia. In the traditional matches, world golden belt champion Doug Evans was beaten by Myanma Traditional boxer Wun Chai in the first round knockout and won a golden belt.
International Sports Competitions
     Myanmar Sports contingent took part in the 21st South East Asian Games which was held in Kuakalumpur, Malaysia from 8 to 7 September, 2001 and bagged 19 gold, 14 silver and 53 bronze medals, in 19 sporting events. The Ministry of Sports, with the close colaboration with the National Sports Federations, sent the athlets and sports competitions, goodwill sports meets and invitational sports competitions, and had achieved many prizes and medals and thereby had raised the dignity of the country.
Myanmar won more gold in the SEA Games.
Sports Gold Silver Bronze
Wushu 3 2 4
Shooting 3 1 5
Taekwando 1 1 2
Weight-lifting 4 1 -
Swimming 1 2 -
Track & Field 1 3 5
Rowing 1 1 3
Boxing - - 6
Karatedo - 1 7
Horse-riding - - 1
Tennis - - 1
Sepak Takraw[men/women][teams] - 1 2
Billiards - 1 -
Martial arts[Freehand] - - 3
Judo 2 - 5
Archery - - 3
Football[Women] - - 1
Football[Men] - - 1
Yatching 3 - 1
Volleyball - - 1
Total 19 14 53

Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
11st       1981 15 19 27 61
12nd       1983 18 15 17 50
13rd       1985 13 19 34 66
14th       1987 13 15 22 50
15th       1989 10 14 20 44
16th       1991 12 16 28 56
17th       1993 8 13 16 37
18th       1995 4 21 37 62
19th       1997 8 34 44 86
20th       1999 3 10 10 23
21st       2001 19 14 53 86
Disabled Athletic Team in ASEAN Games
     Myanmar Disabled Athletic Team won 40 gold, 24 silver and 14 bronze totalling 78 medals at the first ASEAN Games for the Disabled held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 26-30 October 2001.
     55th World Amateur Men's Body Building Champainships, Mr. Universe 2001 Contest 55th World Amateur Men's Body Building Champainships, Mr. Universe 2001 Contest hosted by Myanmar and were held at the National Indoor Stadiumin Thuwana on 21 st November to 26 Novermber 2001. In the closing ceremony, Executive Assistant to the President and Chairman of the Judges Committee Mr. Rafael Santonja presented the service award of IFBB to the Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt. Vice-President of the IFBB for Asia and General-Secretary of ABBF Mr. Paul Chua presented gold order awards of IFBB to Minister Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint and Mayor U Ko Lay. Altogether 79 bodybuilders from 51 countries who took part in the championship. The four bodybuilders from Myanmar took part in the four divisions out of seven divisions of the prejudging contest.
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