Pheu Thai rolls out sports policy


State enterprises encouraged to set up sports associations to help international athletes

Buttree Puedpong of Thailand (left) fights Daynellis Montejo of Cuba in the women’s 49kg taekwondo competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Buttree went on to win the silver medal, one of six won by Thailand at the event. (Reuters File Photo)

The Pheu Thai Party will reintroduce a policy of encouraging state enterprises to form sports associations to support development of the country’s athletes for international competitions.

It will do this within the first 100 days of taking office if it can form a government after the May 14 election, it says.

The policy was first launched when the Thai Rak Thai…

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