Hanoi begins countdown to SEA Games 31

Update: 06:17 | 12/04/2022

Hanoi began counting down 31 days left until the opening of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) at a ceremony held at Ly Thai To Statue and Hoan Kiem lake area on April 11, which attracted the attendance of more than 3,000 athletes and local people.

In his remarks at the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said 19 years from SEA Games 22, the capital city is honoured to be selected as the venue for the regional tournament’s opening, closing ceremonies and many sports.

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At the ceremony.

Hanoi has basically completed preparations in terms of facilities and decorations, getting itself ready for the important political and sport event, the official informed.

The ceremony also saw the organisation of the Olympic Run Day for Public Health and the launch of the 47th edition of the Ha Noi Moi Newspaper Run. In response, participants took to the street to run around the lake.

The two races, simultaneously taking place across 30 localities of the capital, aim to raise public awareness of the importance of physical training and improvement in the integration period.

SEA Games 31, themed “For a Stronger South East Asia”, will be held in Hanoi and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities from May 12 to 23. Featuring 40 sports with 526 events, it is expected to attract around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was initially slated for late 2021 but delayed due to the pandemic’s impact.

The host Vietnam has registered 965 athletes, including 534 males and 431 females, who are set to compete at all 40 sports of the Games, striving to win 140 gold, 77 silver and 71 bronze medals and secure the top place in the tally.

At the 30th SEA Games in 2019, the Vietnamese sports delegation finished second in the overall medal tally, with 98 golds, 85 silvers and 105 bronzes, just behind the host Philippines.

Athletes training hard for SEA Games 31’s rowing, canoeing events
Rowers and canoers are training hard in anticipation of the competitions at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) slated for May.
Vietnam sends 965 athletes to compete at SEA Games 31
The host Vietnam has registered 965 athletes, including 534 males and 431 females, for the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) to be held in May.
Bac Giang province ready for badminton matches of SEA Games
Bac Giang province, the host of badminton matches of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), has basically completed preparations and is now ready for the regional sports event.
Bac Giang ensures public order and security to host badminton event at SEA Games 31
(BGO) – On April 5, the provincial Public Security held meeting to implement programmes to ensure public order and security for badminton event at the 31st Southeastern Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Bac Giang province under the chair of Colonel Do Duc Trinh, Vice Director of the provincial Public Security, Head of Public Security Sub-Committee to serve badminton event at SEA Games 31.
Vietnam to face Indonesia in SEA Games 31 group stage
Vietnam and Indonesia, who met in the previous SEA Games final, will go head to head again in the upcoming event's group stage.

Source: NDO/VNA

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