Sports play an important role in diplomatic relations by strengthening friendships, cooperation and the sharing of values and experiences among people from different cultures and religion.
On behalf of the Chairman of the 16th ASEAN University Games Organizing Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the ASEAN University Sports Council (AUSC). Your guidance, cooperation and support in hosting the 16th ASEAN University Games has been exceptional. I would also like to thank all ASEAN countries for their participation in this event.
I sincerely wish that the 16th ASEAN University Games will be a major event for assembling those ASEAN students who love athletics and enjoy the spirit of sportsmanship. With all the generous support and contribution from the AUSC and all delegations, I am confident that the 16th ASEAN University Games will be a great success and a memorable experience.
With my best regards,
Dr. Phankham VIPHAVANH
President The 16th ASEAN University Games 2012 Organizing Committee
It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Lao PDR to celebrate the 16th ASEAN University Games in which student – athletes will compete in a full competition program of seventeen sports.
On the occasion of the 16th AUG, LAUGOC will provide all participants with high standard sport facilities and structures. The LAUGOC has also gathered the best technical delegates and technical officials for each sport to ensure fair and accurate scoring for all competitions.
LAUGOC is collecting all necessary information for each specific sport in the AUG program. These technical handbooks are a key document for all participants, which reflect exceptional preparation and will help the 16th AUG Organizing Committee to guarantee the best competition environment for the students.
We would like to wish you an unforgettable experience and the very best success in the 16th ASEAN University Games.
Prof. Dr. Soukkongseng SAIGNALEUTH
President of National University of Lao PDR
President National University Sport Association of Lao PDR