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Prawit wants Asean supremacy

Apr 05. 2017
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By The Nation

The new head of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT), General Prawit Wongsuwan, has vowed to help the Kingdom succeed in the international sporting arena, starting with the SEA Games in Malaysia this year.

 “I would like to thank the board members for entrusting the job to me for the next four years. I’ll try my best to develop each and every sport and help it reach international levels. We will give them all the support possible.

“The development should go step by step, starting with the SEA Games where we need to become the No 1 team among Asean countries, then the Asian Games and the Olympics,” said Prawit.    

The NOCT board met yesterday after long-serving president Gen Yuthasak Sasiprapha decided to relinquish the office after the expiry of his fourth successive term.

 Yuthasak, who was appointed honorary president at the NCOT general assembly last week, chaired the extraordinary meeting and then nominated Deputy Prime Minister Prawit, who is also the president of Thailand Swimming Association, to succeed him.

Maj General Charouck Arirachakaran has been nominated as the vice president and Thana Chaiprasit as the treasurer.

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