July 24, 2018 - Mr. Kachorn Chiaravanont, Member of the Executive Committee, Charoen Pokphand Group, along with Mr. Narerk Mangkeo Executive Vice President Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), Mr. Banyat Kamnoonwatana, Assistant Vice President of CP All Plc., Dr. Papon Ratanachaikanont, Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Executive Committee & Chief Brand & Communication Officer of True Corporation Plc and Mrs. Rungfa Kiatipoj, Head of Sustainability Development Special Project of Charoen Pokphand Group, jointly announce readiness to provide food and telecommunications support officially to Thai athletes participating in the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games in Indonesia at Auditorium, 21st Floor, True Tower Building, Ratchadapisak.
Mr. Kachorn Chiaravanont, Member of the Executive Committee, Charoen Pokphand Group, says “C.P. Group is proud to join with Thais nationwide to support Thai athletes to compete in the Asian Games and Asian Para Games 2018 in Indonesia. To do so, the Group has synergized our potential with CPF, CP ALL and True Corporation to provide food and telecommunication support to athletes, officials and media throughout the tournament. Clearly, sport science, both its technology and food innovation, plays a key role in building athletes’ strength. C.P. Group has selected 12 special and favorite menus, which are nutritious, clean, safe and delicious, to boost their physical and mental strength. Today, we are ready to announce such a support, a move which reiterates our commitment in operating business under the framework of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs), especially in two goals to be achieved is health and well-being and narrowing the disparity gap. We are also confident that sports have played a significant role in promoting strong physical health and improve quality of life among people.
Mr. Narerk Mangkeo, Executive Vice President of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), says “CPF considered as Kitchen of the World, the company has pooled our potential as a food producer in producing safe and nutritious food under world standard to provide food support to Thai athletes, official and media. This will allow them to
enjoy our favorite dishes, which are clean, safe and tasteful. Our menu highlight is Glassed noodle with baked shrimp and popular menu like Shrimp Wonton. Other menus also include Panang Curry Chicken with Rice, Chicken Breast and Roasted BBQ Chicken with honey. All menus are halal food, which people of all religions can have. Due to CPF’s food readiness, we believe that we can help add physical strength to Thai athletes to bring victory to our country,’’.
Mr. Banyat Kamnoonwatana, Assistant Vice President of CP All Plc, says “as operator of 7-11 convenience stores, our outlets have served many ready-to-eat meals to support Thai athletes such as Chicken Green Curry with rice, Stir Fried Chicken Basil with rice and Shrimp Wonton in Tom Yum soup. They were favorite menus among them in the previous tournaments and most importantly are yummy, clean and safe,’’.
Dr. Papon Ratanachaikanont, Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Executive Committee & Chief Brand & Communication Officer of True Corporation Plc, says “True Corporation sees importance of delivering morale to Thai athletes as well. Allowing them to communicate conveniently with the motherland will help boost their morale. Then, we have provided TrueMove H roaming SIM cards, considered as the best 4G in Asia Pacific, to facilitate the country’s athletes, coaches, officials and media to make phone calls, receive calls, send messages and use non-stop data services when using roaming service in Indonesia. This will allow them to stay in touch with their families all the time. In addition, the company has introduced the “True Cheers Thai” campaign as a channel for Thai people to deliver millions of cheers to our athletes in 2018 Asian Games. They can send pictures and text message to cheer via social media with hashtag #TrueCheerThai #CheerThaiTogether to get victory and proud of our country together.
Mrs. Rungfa Kiatipoj, Head of Sustainability Development Special Project, Charoen Pokphand Group, says for the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games, C.P. Group has intended to stimulate Thais to cheer our athletes increasingly across the nation, with an aim to boost athletes’ morale to compete at both the Asian Games and Asian Para Games 2018. To do so, we have produced advertising campaign, called “Winning Moments that Make History”, that will bring back memories of many big sporting moments in Thai history. From every medal won by our athletes and the pride their victory brought to our nation, this led all Thais to come together and our hearts beat as one. We hope this ad will encourage Thais to cheer our athletes together, and #TeamThailand to win more moments that make new history again for this competition, as a message at the end of this ad suggests, “Be proud, cheer together, show a fighting spirit”.
The 2018 Asian Games will take place from 18 August to 2 September in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Forty-five member nations will participate in 40 sports, or a total of 462 gold medals up for grab, including 1) aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo), 2) archery, 3) athletics, 4) badminton, 5) baseball/ softball, 6) basketball, 7) bowling, 8) boxing, 9) contract bridge, 10) canoeing-kayaking, 11) cycling, 12) equestrian, 13) fencing, 14) football, 15) golf, 16) gymnastics, 17) handball, 18) hockey, 19) jet ski, 20) judo, 21) kabaddi, 22) karate, 23) martial arts, 24) modern pentathlon, 25) paragliding, 26) rowing, 27) rugby sevens, 28) sailing, 29) sepak takraw, 30) shooting, 31) sport climbing, 32) squash, 33) table tennis, 34) taekwondo, 35) tennis, 36) triathlon, 37) volleyball, 38) weightlifting, 39) wrestling, and 40) roller sports (inline speed skating and skateboarding).
In the past Games, Thailand won 121 gold, 159 silver and 233 bronze medals, in total. Four years ago, Thailand won 12 gold, 7 silver and 28 bronze medals, and finished sixth in Korea (with China, South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Iran in the top five respectively).
There are athletes from 42 nations to join the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta,Indonesia, with 17 sports in competition, including archery, goal ball, volleyball,badminton, boccia, bowling, cycling, shooting, swimming, lawn bowl, power lifting,wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair fencing.
In 2014, the Asian Para Games was held in South Korea and Thailand ranked sixth,with 107 medals, in which included 21 gold, 39 silver, and 47 bronze. China topped the competition, followed by South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Uzbekistan respectively.