Thailand to boycott kickboxing at Southeast Asian Games after row with Cambodia over name of sport

A row over the name of the kickboxing competition at this year’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia has erupted after Thailand announced they were boycotting the sport there because local organisers are using the local name Kun Khmer rather than Muay Thai.

The National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT) has now officially confirmed that no athletes from the competition will compete in the sport at the Games, due to be hosted in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh from May 5 until 17.

The NOCT has decided, however, that it will not take the matter any further to try to limit the damage the row is causing.

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