Athletes without spectators

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(Above: Burma’s “entire national people” encourages the team to win lots of medals at the upcoming South East Asian Games in Thailand)

“All the athletes are to know the importance of winning every event by regarding it as a national duty since the winning of individuals can bring dignity to the State and the people.”

– Chairman of Myanmar National Olympic Council Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo

(Source: Winning of international events and emergence of sports internationals victory of whole nation; Secretary-1 meets Myanmar Sports Contingent, New Light of Myanmar, 30 November 2007)

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