Cambodia

Cambodian Olympians Vow To Do Their Best

This year’s six athletes mark the largest showing since 1996.

Davin Sorn, who started taekwondo when she was 15 years old, said for the first two years she kept losing.Davin Sorn, who started taekwondo when she was 15 years old, said for the first two years she kept losing.
x
Davin Sorn, who started taekwondo when she was 15 years old, said for the first two years she kept losing.
Davin Sorn, who started taekwondo when she was 15 years old, said for the first two years she kept losing.
Poch ReaseyVOA Khmer
WASHINGTON DC - The six Cambodian athletes competing in the Summer Games this year in London say they realize the Olympics are the most competitive in the world, but they promised to do their best in their events.

Cambodians are competing in judo, swimming, taekwondo and athletics.

In a Skype interview with VOA Khmer, Davin Sorn, who started taekwondo when she was 15 years old, said for the first two years she kept losing.

“But then I saw a slogan at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports that reminds athletes that losing is a stage toward winning,” she said. “So I worked hard to win for myself, as well as for my country.”

Cambodia first joined the Olympics in 1956, putting two equestrians in the Melbourne Games. Its athletes competed through the games in Munich in 1972. It had its greatest number, 13, at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

After years of conflict, Cambodia rejoined the games in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, fielding five competitors across athletics, swimming and wrestling. This year’s six athletes mark the largest showing since then. It has yet to win a medal in any event.

Cambodian Olympians Vow To Do Their Best (Cambodia news in Khmer)i
|| 0:00:00
...    
🔇
X
VOA Khmer
02 August 2012
The six Cambodian athletes competing in the Summer Games this year in London say they realize the Olympics are the most competitive in the world, but they promised to do their best in their events. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey has the interview.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victimsi
X
26 March 2015
On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979, where they were tortured and then executed by Pol Pot's murderous regime. Although many have welcomed the memorial, one aspect of it has proven controversial. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from Phnom Penh.

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
X
01 December 2014
You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
See more >>>