Will sepak takraw be in Olympics soon?

KUCHING: Chances for sepak takraw to be listed in the Olympic Games is brighter when the Olympic Channel has given the green light to promote the sport. By entering the channel, it looks like the small first step to seeing sepak takraw in the Olympics in future while boosting Malaysia’s chances of clinching its first gold medal in the Olympics.

The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sports and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round and it is available worldwide at www.olympicchannel.com 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages.

International Sepak Takraw Federation (Istaf) secretary-general Datuk Abdul Halim Kader said they were honoured to join the existing 91 other international sports organisations, who have reaped tremendous branding to be part of the Olympic channel.

“This partnership paves the way for Istaf and the sepak takraw fraternity to showcase and extensively expose the sport of sepak takraw to a wider scope of the sporting world and the global populace.
“Istaf is confident that sepak takraw will reach a much bigger audience and sow the seeds of development of sepak takraw throughout the Olympic Movement,” he told Bernama. – Bernama