From ‘hell on earth’ to Europe, a young Cambodian’s unlikely journey via Gaelic football

Born in an area labelled by some as “hell on earth”, Touch Phanouch, who grew up near Stung Meanchey – an infamous landfill in Phnom Penh – never imagined he would see the rest of the world outside of Cambodia.

Cambodia mentor Harry Savaya takes swipe at Chot Reyes; Gilas Pilipinas coach fires back

Cambodia head coach Harry Savaya refused to go away without a parting shot.

Cambodia emerge from troubled past in hope of building football future

Hosting the Southeast Asian games was a step in the right direction in a country whose football has suffered for years.

Cambodia coach Harry Savaya defends reliance on naturalized players

Cambodia head coach Harry Savaya found absolutely no problem with the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games host leaning heavily on naturalized players on the way to its historic 5-on-5 basketball silver-medal finish.

Football chaos brings curtain down on drama-filled SEA Games

Nearly two weeks of triumphs, tears and the occasional tantrum came to an end Wednesday as the Southeast Asian Games closed in Cambodia, with Vietnam taking home the most medals.

SEA Games 2023: 10 of the best and worst moments

As the 32nd SEA Games drew to a close, The Straits Times’ men on the ground Deepanraj Ganesan, David Lee and Jonathan Wong relived the highs and lows of the action in Cambodia. Here are ST’s picks for the event’s 10 moments to remember.

SEA Games 2023: Cambodia signs off with picture-perfect closing ceremony

Nothing, not even a passing thunderstorm midway through Wednesday night’s closing ceremony, was going to stop first-time SEA Games hosts Cambodia from throwing a party to commemorate its place in history.

6 of the Biggest Highlights and Controversies of the 2023 SEA Games

When Luang Sukhum Nayapradit, then vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, first pitched the idea of a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in...

Brawl-marred football final caps Cambodia’s first SEA Games hosting

The gold medal match in men’s football made global headlines as the referee handed out multiple red cards following a mass brawl involving players and staff from both Indonesian and Thailand teams.

She finished last, but this runner won fans for not giving up in a pounding rain

She could have just quit. The race was long decided, and rain was falling in torrents. But Bou Samnang was running for her country — Cambodia — so she kept going, racing alone on a track in Phnom Penh.

Philippines down hosts Cambodia in grudge final to reclaim SEA Games basketball gold

The Philippines avenged the disappointment of an opening-game defeat and reasserted their Southeast Asian Games dominance beating hosts Cambodia on Tuesday (May 16) to clinch men's basketball gold.

Gilas Pilipinas dethrones Indonesia, sets up rematch with Cambodia for SEA Games gold

Gilas Pilipinas kept its redemption campaign in the Southeast Asian Games alive by exacting revenge on the same team that dislodged it from the top.

Cambodia holds off Thailand, makes men’s basketball finals for first time

Cambodia reached the men's basketball finals of the Southeast Asian Games for the very first time after holding off Thailand, 76-66, in the crossover semifinals on Monday at the Morodok Techo Stadium.

SEA Games 2023: Five things to know about fin swimming

Fin swimming made its fifth appearance at the SEA Games in Cambodia, with the sport contested from Friday to Sunday. Here are some fun facts on the niche sport.

The last-placed runner at the SEA Games who became the toast of Cambodia

Everyone in Phnom Penh, it seems, wants a selfie with Bou Samnang.

SEA Games 2023: From US to China and France, Cambodia’s naturalised athletes face scrutiny

Among the South-east Asian Games basketball fraternity, the running joke is that when Cambodia beat Thailand 21-18 in their men’s 3x3 group match on May 6, it was actually the United States that featured on court.

Japan legend Keisuke Honda departs Cambodia role with legacy of vibrancy and excitement — and not just from his stunning touchline fashion (video)

Back in 2018, iconic Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda created quite a stir when it was announced he would be joining the backroom staff of the Cambodia national team.

Cambodia’s foreign power defeats Asean spirit

Hosts Cambodia's conspicuous usage of foreign athletes at the ongoing Sea Games is not good for the Asean spirit.

Japan soccer legend Honda leaves Cambodia post after five years

Japan soccer legend Keisuke Honda left his post as Cambodia's general manager on Thursday, after a disappointing Southeast Asian Games on home soil.

Every controversy surrounding the SEA Games 2023, explained in pop terms

The SEA Games 2o23 have become a hot topic across Southeast Asia—not just because of the talented teams competing, but because of all the controversies popping up constantly.