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Thailand To Bid For 2016 Summer Olympic Games

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Following up on a newspaper report last month that Thailand considered a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced that Thailand would indeed bid to host the 2016 Games.

Boosted by it’s athletic team’s success in the Athens 2004 Games, the Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Education to prepare a “road map” for a 2016 bid on the development of Thai sports.

Thailand’s Deputy Permanent Secretary for Education told journalists, “the Prime Minister has instructed that the Ministry of Education begin to select the ‘stars’ of the Thai athletic team for the 2016 Olympic Games since they are around 10 years old now, and train and develop them until they are around 22 years old…”

The Ministry of Education is liaising with local sport associations and clubs to select the young Thai athletic talents. Write or read comments about this article

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