Let the Phuket Games begin
PHUKET: The 28th National Youth Games kicked off in style this evening, with its opening ceremony attracting 15,000 supporters and athletes from across 77 provinces in Thailand.
Sunday 27 May 2012, 12:49AM
Rain did little to dampen the spirits of those who attended the opening ceremony, held from 5pm this evening at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town.
On display were six impressive performances from Phuket students, including Phuket singer Jaruwat “Dome” Cheawaram, this year’s winner of television singing competition The Star.
Also performing was Pavida “Silvy” Moriggi, who competed in the same competition in 2011, and who tonight sang the official Phuket Games song.
The open ceremony was presided by Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism and Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa.
The sports competition began on May 24 and as of this evening, Phuket was yet to win any medals.
The current medal total stands at:
Chonburi: 4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze.
Sisaket : 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.
Bangkok: 2 gold, 3 bronze.
Suphanburi: 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze.
Samutprakan : 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze.
Chathaburi: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.
Roiet: 1 gold.
Trang: 2 silver, 3 bronze.
Nakhon Pathom: 1 silver, 1 bronze.
Petchabun: 4 bronze.
The athletes are competing in 40 sports at various venues across the island, the main ones being the stadia at Surakul, Saphan Hin, Rajabhat Phuket and Kathu. The games run until June 5.
For more information about the Phuket Games visit www.phuketgames.com
A full schedule of events is available in the May 25th edition of The Phuket News or online here at the bottom of the page.