19th Sammook Games open in Chonburi

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Students from across Thailand converged on Chonburi to complete in 20 different sports the 19th Sammook Games.

Students from across Thailand converged on Chonburi to complete in 20 different sports the 19th Sammook Games.
Students from across Thailand converged on Chonburi to complete in 20 different sports the 19th Sammook Games.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome opened the July 26-Aug. 4 competition at the Institute of Physical Education’s Chonburi Campus.

The Sammook Games are one of the biggest sporting events for schools of Thailand. It features 20 different sports, separated into three age brackets per sport – 14 and under, 15-16, and 17-18 – and split into boys and girls matches.

The 19th Games is one of the first major sporting events since formation of the ASEAN Economic Community so most schools tried to do their best to show the potential and teamwork that Thai schools have.

The 19th Games is one of the first major sporting events since formation of the ASEAN Economic Community.
The 19th Games is one of the first major sporting events since formation of the ASEAN Economic Community.

Also, three ASEAN countries were invited, including six schools from Malaysia, four schools from Singapore and one from Indonesia.

This year’s event was considered very intense since Thailand will soon have more international schools competing in future Sammook Games.