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TTM Chiang Mai lose to SCG Muang Thong United

Teerasilp Dangda of SCG Muang Thong United
played well during the match but failed to score.

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SCG Muang Thong United stormed to a win over TTM Chiang Mai 3-0. The “Lanna Lions TTM Chiang Mai welcomed Arrogant Kylin SCG Muang Thong United, the leaders in the Thai Premier League at the 700 Years Stadium on Saturday July 28,2012.

SCG Muang Thong United players celebrate another goal against TTM Chiang Mai.

The Lanna Lions saw new players Eakartid Somjit, Sanong Chaipakhon, and Leonardo Ferrei Dasilva play in the match but Muang Thong United dominated the game anyway.

The 1st half saw the visiting team score a goal in the first 40 minutes when Piyapol Bantao, number 23 shot to the net after the team played an aggressive attacking game.

The visitors attempted a goal in the first two minutes of the second half when number10 Teerasilp Dangda kicked from the penalty area but hit the side of the net. The visiting team played an exciting game with several more attempts at goal before Muang Thong player number 21 Dagno Siaka shot into the goal from 18 yards in the 68th minute.

The third goal was made by the visitors in the 73rd minute when number 16 Chakrapan Ponsai made another goal to see the visitors lead 3-0. The local team tried to score but the game ended in 90 minutes with the home team scoreless.

SCG Muang Thong United are 8 points ahead of second place Chonburi FC, TTM Chiang Mai will be playing Chonburi FC at Chonburi Stadium on August 5, 2012.

Maejo swimmer carries the Thai flag in the London Olympics opening ceremony

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Thai swimmer “James Bond” Nattapong”James Bond” Ket-in was selected to carry the Thai flag during the opening ceremonies in London on July 27, 2012. A member of the swimming team and a student from the Faculty of Tourism Development at Maejo University, Nattapong is a Chiang Mai native and triple gold medal winner in the 25th SEA games in Laos where he broke the record for the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:15:25.

Maejo Univeristiy student Nattapong “James Bond” Ket-In is competing in the London Olympics. (Photo Courtesy of Chiang Mai News).

Nattapong also took one silver and four gold medals in swimming in the Southeast Asian Youth Championship 31st (age 13-14 years) in Singapore and two gold medals in the breaststroke, 100m, 200m and a bronze in the 200m in the Asian Youth Games in Singapore.

Thailand has two swimmers competing in the London Olympics; Natthanan Chankachang competing in the Women’s 200 m freestyle and Nattapong Ket-In competing in the 200 meter Men’s breaststroke.

Lin Ping cheers athletes at the Olympic Games in London

Lin Ping cheers on Thai athletes at the London Olympics
with a flag and cake on her birthday.

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Famed panda Lin Ping joined the people of Thailand in cheering on the athletes competing in the Summer Olympic Games in London.

The Panda Research and Exhibition at the Chiang Mai Zoo organized a small birthday celebration for Lin Ping as she reached 3 years and two months.

Thailand is enjoying Olympic fever as the Summer Olympics take place from Jul 27 to August 12 in London, UK. Thailand has sent 37 athletes to compete at the Olympics in boxing weightlifting, shooting skeet, athletics, swimming, taekwondo, archery, wind surfing, judo, rowing , equestrian dressage, table tennis, badminton, sailing and cycling.
Lin Ping was invited to join in cheering on the Thai athletes with a flag, and a special panda cake.

There are also activities at the Chiang Mai Zoo for the public and tourists who visit the panda in the “Project Panda to help friends” to donate to the. Agape orphanage home, the Vieng Ping Children’s Home, the Nursing home for the Elderly, Kotcha Anachak Project for Elephants in Surin and volunteer programs for cats and dogs.

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TTM Chiang Mai lose to SCG Muang Thong United

Maejo swimmer carries the Thai flag in the London Olympics opening ceremony

Lin Ping cheers athletes at the Olympic Games in London