Vietnam Sports Day marked nationwide

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam Sports Day on March 27th aims to encourage people of all social strata to do physical exercises and participate in sports and cultural activities. Celebrations are underway nationwide.
Vietnam Sports Day marked nationwide - ảnh 1The National Olympic Running Day 2019 in Hanoi

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Vietnam Sports Newspaper on Wednesday co-organized a “Glory of Vietnam Sports” program to honor excellent athletes and coaches in 2018.

Vuong Bich Thang, Head of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, said: “The “Glory of Vietnam Sports” program was held on the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s Sports sector. It reviewed the achievements of the sports sector over the past 73 years. I expect athletes and coaches to continue to train and obtain higher results.”

7 million people participated in the National Olympic Running Day held in 63 provinces on Sunday. It was an opportunity for all cities and provinces nationwide to enhance awareness of the importance of exercise.

Last year was a successful year for Vietnam’s sports. Vietnam finished 17th out of 45 countries at ASIAD 2018 with 4 gold, 16 silver, and 18 bronze medals.

The national male football team won the ASEAN Championship and the U23 team came 2nd at the AFC U23 Championship. Vietnam hopes to have a top place in the Sea Games 2019 in Indonesia.

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