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CP Group to provide meals, communication links for Thai athletes

Aug 08. 2019
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By The Nation

The Charoen Pokphand Group and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NCOT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for providing meals and communication technology to Thai athletes at two major tournaments, namely the SEA Games 2019 and the Olympic Games 2020.

Prof Charoen Wattanasin, vice president of NOCT, said the communication link will be provided by True Corporation so athletes can remain connected with their families. 

“This represents not only physical but also moral support for the athletes, helping them to reach their goals and bring pride to Thailand,” he said.

Kachorn Chiaravanont, member of Charoen Pokphand Group’s executive committee, said: “It’s been a great pleasure for the company to officially provide meals and communication technology for Thai athletes at major international competitions since 2016. The upcoming SEA Games and 2020 Olympics will represent another important mission for the CP Group to be part of support provided to athletes, staffers and members of the media during the two tournaments.” Affiliates of the Charoen Pokphand Group include CPF, CP ALL, and True Corporation.

He said this year, athletes will be given 18 choices for their meals, including Four Seasons grilled duck with egg noodles, glass noodles baked with shrimp, stir-fried chicken and basil with rice, deep-fried fish with herbs and spicy sauce with rice, chicken green curry with rice, omelette with minced chicken and rice, fried garlic pork with rice, fried rice with chachu pork, rice fried with pork and basil, charcoal-grilled tender chicken fillet, pork wonton with spicy Thai-style dipping sauce, roasted barbecue chicken, shrimp wonton soup, shrimp wonton in tom yup soup, chilli paste rice with chicken breast, savoury boiled brown rice with chicken as well as sago with black bean in coconut milk and red bean with sticky rice in coconut milk for dessert. 

All 11 members of the Southeast Asian Games Federation will be participating in 56 sports, with 1,048 athletes from Thailand alone. At the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, 206 nations will participate in 33 sports.

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