Category: Sports

Champions

Athletics Myee Tun Naw was Burma and SEAP Champion for Marathon. The Mra brothers — Tun Mra (sprint), Kyaw Mra (hurdles) and Soe Mra (Pole Vault) — represented Burma in the 1st and 2nd SEAP Games. They won Gold Medals. Shigan Bum was Burma and SEAP Champion for […]

Aung San Stadium

Burma Athletics Association (BAA) has an outdoor stadium for Athletics and Soccer. Later, it had indoor stadium(s). The stadium was renamed Aung San Stadium to honor Bogyoke. We had to march with the Marching Band from St. Paul’s High School (SPHS) to the Aung San stadium to perform […]

Olympics

Origins Modern Olympics was a revival of the ancient games held every four years at Olympia. The four year interval is called an Olympiad. The ancient Greeks use Olympiad instead of years when describing dates. Pierre de Coubertin created the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. IOC selects […]

Football

Outstanding Footballers include : Suk Bahadhur Hla Htay Vernon Stiles (Tin Tun) Ko Ko Gyi Pe Khin Htoo War Tin Aung Moe Maung Maung (Navy) Maung Maung (RU) Aye Maung (PWD) Aye Maung (BAF) Hla Tin (Kee) Gwan Shein (SPED) Collegian Nay Win Tun Kyi Kenneth Shein Tun […]

SEAP Games

The First SEAP (South East Asia Peninsular) Games was held in Bangkok in 1959. Second SEAP Games The Second SEAP Games was held in Rangoon in December 1961. Aung San Stadium was the main venue for Track & Field and Soccer. The indoor stadium hosted Basketball, Volleyball, … […]

Rowing

Old Crocs Old members of RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) are fondly known as Old Crocs (or Crocodiles). When RUBC was destroyed due to the ravages of war, the Old Crocs rebuilt the Club and provided physical, financial and spiritual support to the members to compete against the […]

RIT Badminton

Past President U Thein Lwin (GBNF) Selection Sai Kham Pan Ko Myint Sein Bishnu Shahi Tommy … Khin Maung Zaw There was another student, couple of years behind, who played badminton and also a long distance runner. I believe he’s from Textile. Unfortunately, I could not recall his […]