Phnom Penh - Sport

Sport

The martial arts of Bokator, Pradal Serey (Khmer kick boxing) and Khmer traditional wrestling have venues in Phnom Penh watched by dedicated spectators. Cambodia has increasingly become involved in modern sports over the last 30 years. As with the rest of the country, football and the martial arts are particularly popular.

The most prominent of venues in the city is the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium with a capacity of 50,000. Built in 1964, it is home to the Cambodian national football team, although the country never hosted the Olympic Games. Noted clubs include Phnom Penh Empire, Khemara Keila FC and Military Police. After completion in 1964, Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium was one of the largest in Asia. Today it is the 6th largest stadium in Southeast Asia.

Olympic Stadium is the largest sports center in the Phnom Penh District. Volleyball, basketball, and Tai-Kwon-Do games are often hosted at the stadium. The National Sports Centre of Cambodia is famous for hosting swimming, boxing, and volleyball competitions.

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