Cambodia gears up to host Petanque World Championships

Cambodia are set to welcome world class petanque players from across the globe as they host the Women’s and Junior Petanque World Championships at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium from the November 17 to 24.

Petanque, a French game in which players aim to throw their boules closest to a target ball, was introduced to the countries of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos – then French Indochina – over one hundred years ago during the colonial era.

While the French colonial era ended in 1953, the game of petanque remains popular among Cambodians today, with the Kingdom still producing players competing at the highest level.

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