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  • coach Jun 23, 2019

    Thai Soccer Team Marks Cave Ordeal Anniversary With Run

    A year after they became trapped in a flooded cave at the start of a two-week ordeal, some of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach marked the anniversary of the drama on Sunday that propelled them into celebrities. Around 4,000 people took part in the marathon and biking event Sunday morning, organized by local authorities to raise...

  • The Associated Press Jun 23, 2019

    Thai Soccer Team Marks Cave Ordeal Anniversary With Run

    A year after they became trapped in a flooded cave at the start of a two-week ordeal, some of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach marked the anniversary of the drama on Sunday that propelled them into celebrities. Around 4,000 people took part in the marathon and biking event Sunday morning, organized by local authorities to raise...

  • coach Apr 30, 2019

    Netflix Announces Deal for Film About Thailand’s Cave Boys

    Netflix announced Tuesday it is joining with the production company for the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.

  • coach Aug 8, 2018

    Boys Rescued From Cave, Once Stateless, Get Thai Citizenship

    Three young soccer players who were trapped with other team members for almost three weeks in a cave in northern Thailand were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday along with their 25-year-old coach. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights, including the ability to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the...

  • Governor Jul 24, 2018

    Thailand’s Soccer Boys Prepare to Ordain as Buddhist Novices

    The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. Eleven of the boys and their coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts placed in gilded bowls to spirits...

  • coach Jul 18, 2018

    Soccer Team Describes Thai Cave Ordeal, Rescue After Leaving Hospital

    Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet. “We weren’t sure if it was for real,” 14-year-old Adul Samon said. “So we stopped and listened. And it turned out to be...

  • Jul 9, 2018

    Thai Cave Rescue: Soccer Team Healthy After Long Ordeal

    Twelve boys with a youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending a weeks-long ordeal that captured national and global attention.

  • CEO Jul 18, 2018

    Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Thai Cave Diver a ‘Pedo’

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction to Musk’s tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a TV interview had accused the Tesla founder and SpaceX...

  • coach Jul 18, 2018

    Safe at Last: Boys Rescued From Flooded Thai Cave Released From Hospital

    Twelve boys and their coach stuck in an 18-day ordeal that captured worldwide attention described their experiences inside the Tham Luang cave after they were released from the hospital.

  • Facebook Jul 14, 2018

    Thai Soccer Players Crave Food, Wait to Go Home Next Week

    The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. In video messages of the boys shown at a news conference on Saturday, they are seen wearing surgical masks, a safeguard against infection that’s...

  • Suzanne Ciechalski Jul 13, 2018

    Thai Cave Rescue: Boys Meant to Stay 1 Hour, But Floods Trapped Them

    The boys meant to explore the cave for just an hour, a casual jaunt to relax after soccer practice, but the waters rose. The teammates climbed higher, using their hands to feel the walls for a crawl space that would lead to safer, higher ground. Those handprints were among the first signs of where the boys were, what they had...

  • NEW YORK Jul 11, 2018

    Inside the Thai Cave Rescue: ‘We Were Fully Expecting Casualties’

    The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour and in places were put in a harness and high-lined across rocky caverns, said two members of the U.S. contingent that was part of the unprecedented operation. The operation was very risky and came as planners realized they didn’t have the...

  • official Jul 10, 2018

    Daring Thai Cave Rescue Ends With All 12 Boys, Coach Saved

    “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced diver and riveted people worldwide. Thailand’s Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue...

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