Lack of Updates From SEA Games 2009

It is almost impossible to get any updates from Laos SEA Games.  Since the Opening Ceremony last week, I wasn’t able to get much information from its official website.  Perhaps all their IT people and webmasters are out watching the games/drinking beerlao.  The website is at the snail speed, feels like I was surfing the net on dial-up internet.  Most of the videos and pictures that I found are usually from different blog forums or other countries newspaper website.

Anyone else had better luck looking for an updates?  Please let me know, thanks!!!

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12 thoughts on “Lack of Updates From SEA Games 2009

  1. Nye

    I haven’t been following too closely, too bad that you didn’t get to go otherwise you’d have been drinking Beerlao and cheering for Lao teams right now. 🙂

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      Nye – Yes, it is too bad that I can’t be there to witness the historical event. I called back to Laos few times to get an update with my cousins. One of my close friend is actually in charge of distribution SEA Games tickets. I’ll probably just attend those free events such golfing, cycling, athletics and weightlifting

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  2. Victor

    LOL, Seeharhed. That was how I felt when I was in Laos – internet so so slow, and at time no point trying either. That is why, it is a place of paradise. Back to nature. Forget about SEA Games. Btw, I read that Singapore is not going to host the next one. Opted out. I wonder which country will get it then.

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      Victor – You would think, with these days and age of technology, they would at least attempt to update the information. Most of the time I ending up find the news from other countries website. 2011 SEA Games was awarded Indonesia and on 2013 will be Singapore turns to host the event. It is coming to the end now, the closing ceremony is tomorrow night.

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  3. eerenoon

    The Malaysian tv also didnt show any telecast or update unless you watch news. They claimed that there’s no sponsor and need to pay expensive. This is the first time in 10 years they don’t show it on tv. Since Malaysia went into the final with Vietnam, and with the help of the sport ministry, they finally aired matches Malaysia vs Laos and Malaysia vs Vietnam. That’s all…

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      eerenoon – I read somewhere on Malaysian website that Prime Minister had urged companies to let their workers home early or provide tv so the people can watch the soccer game. Malaysian team played well that night, perhaps the Vietnamese was too confident and thought they had the gold medals wrap up.

      Congrats to Malaysian team..

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  4. Dallas

    I thought this was suppose to be a showcase to the world and a huge advertisement to increase tourism for Laos. Lack of media coverage can be a big disappointment for the government of Laos. The investors wouldn’t care since they already got their contracts.

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      Dallas – You would think they will be showing off the country to the world. The government awarded the media rights to Champa group and I’m sure it is their first project this size. What a disaster!!! I heard of so many cases of complaints from those who purchased the satellite boxes from them. They didn’t deliver all the coverages and games like they had promised to people.

      I had a chance to check out the women beach volleyball match of Malay vs. Laos on youtube. Those two announcers from Laos was so unprofessional. During one of the timeout, they must thought the mic was off, one of the announcer whispering to his partner and commenting on the body of Malay players. It was so immature and both were giggling..

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  5. Dallas

    That is unfortunate for the lack of professionalism. I always thought that Laos was not ready to host anything like this. So typical Lao to try to get a name recognition rather getting it right.

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      You hit it on the head there… How can they really take all the credit for pulling off the biggest event in nation history? When you have Vietnamese build and funded the Athletics Campus. The new stadium was build and funded by the Chinese. The brand new golf course was build and funded by Korean. Thais pitched in to build them the boxing arena.

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      1. Nye

        seeharhed, the typical, because it was hosted by Laos. When it comes to getting recognition there is no such things as fairness, people actually stepped on others just to get ahead, you see it all the time. 😦

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