CMG.ASIA sponsors VN sport delegation at 29th SEA Games

NDO/VNA - CMG.ASIA Group, on August 4, signed a total sponsorship contract worth VND1 billion to support Vietnamese sports in general and the Vietnam sporting delegation participating in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia. Attending the signing ceremony were Tran Duc Phan, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Sport Administration, Chef-de-mission of the Vietnam sport delegation; Van Manh, General Serectary of the Vietnam Olympic Committee; Randy Dobson, President of CMG.Asia (California Fitness & Yoga Centres); and leaders, officials and athletes competing in the SEA Games. Following their agreement with the Vietnam Olympic Committee, CMG.Asia will provide VND1 billion for the national athletes who will compete at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from August 19 to 30. Apart from VND500 million in cash, the donor will provide facilities as well as health care and nutrition services for athletes at all studios of CMG.ASIA nationwide. Speaking at the ceremony, Randy Dobson said: "As part of our corporate social responsibility and our mission to help inspire the people of Vietnam to make life better through fitness, CMG.ASIA is honoured to continue working with the Vietnam Olympic Committee to sponsor the Vietnam sports delegation at SEA Games 2017". In the near future, combined with being trained physically in CMG.ASIA centres, Vietnamese athletes will attend other courses on nutrition, soft skills and psychology in order to behave professionally when dealing with the public and media. ... [read more]

Harrison presented a mascot and gifts related to the 2012 London Olympics to Le Hoang Bach Hai, who was born at 12.45am on January 1, weighing 2.3kg. He is the second son of Le Hoang and Tran Viet Nga, who work in the Department of Health. The presentation was one of the embassy's activities to promote the summer Olympics and special events which will be taken place in the UK this year, including the 60th anniversary of the coronation of the Queen. According to Harrisson, Hai was one of a new generation that would grow up loving culture and sports and who would be bridges connecting the UK and Vietnam. The gifts were offered to the first baby born this year in all countries which have a UK embassy. A flag raising ceremony for the London Games will be held on January 9 in Hanoi with the participation of the Vietnam Olympics Committee and athletes.... [read more]

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Thien Nhan, said while receiving the OCA chairman, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is Kuwait’s Minister of National Security, in Hanoi on June 24. The Deputy PM spoke highly of the close and effective co-operation between the Vietnam Olympic Committee and the OCA. He also said that the upcoming sporting event will offer Vietnam a good opportunity to promote Vietnam’s image and development of sports in the spirit of peace, friendship and solidarity. For his part, the OCA’s chairman praised Vietnam’s recent achievements in both regional and international events, affirming that the OCA is willing to assist Vietnam in the 3rd Asian Indoor Games. Thanks to its experiences in the SEA (Southeast Asia) Games 22 in 2003, Vietnam is confident of organising the event successfully, he added.... [read more]

The OCA President briefed Mr Hung on the result of his working session with the Vietnam Olympic Committee and said that the Kuwaiti government wants to promote cooperation with Vietnam not only in politics but also in other areas such as economics, social affairs and sports. For his part, Mr Hung thanked Kuwait for providing its support to Vietnam in recent times and expressed his belief that bilateral relations between Vietnam and Kuwait will continue to grow stronger in future. He said that as Asia is developing dynamically, regional economies should unite to promote their combined role in the world, including in the arena of sports. Vietnam will do its utmost to contribute to the advancement of sports in Asia, said Mr Hung. The Deputy PM confirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to developing cooperative ties with countries in the Middle East, including Kuwait. Recent reciprocal visits by their government leaders and senior officials have helped open up new prospects for cooperation between Vietnam and other Mid-east countries.... [read more]

At the reception for Al-Sabah—who is also the incumbent Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President—Nhan thanked him for helping Vietnam’s Olympic movement development drive. Al-Sabah’s organisation has donated to the annual expenses of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, to the costs of athlete and coach training, and to equipment purchases. The OCA also backed Vietnam’s campaigns for the right to host the 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG 5) in Nha Trang and 2019’s 18th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Hanoi. Vietnam has committed to ensuring these major sporting events accord with OCA regulations and promised national infrastructure can support the successful organisation of ASIAD18. The OCA President said he hopes that the thorough preparation will assist Vietnam in meeting all hosting responsibilities demanded by such a big regional sports event. In his meeting with Professor Boyer, Deputy PM Nhan expressed his delight at the expansion of Vietnam’s bilateral cooperation with Austria in various fields: politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, investment, culture, and education Austrian President Heinz Fischer’s Vietnam visit in 2012 provided fresh inspiration for both countries to make sure their relationship flourishes and grows. Educational cooperation plays a particularly important role in Vietnamese-Austrian relations, and Krems is a focal point for that interaction. Last year, Krems University signed a cooperation agreement with the Hanoi National University and the HCM City National University. It also coordinated with Hue University to provide training for the institution’s tourism administration master’s degree. Nhan said he hopes Krems will continue to expand its network of connections…... [read more]

Swimmers claim victories at US tourneys Although Phuoc reached the Olympic B Standard after winning a gold medal in the men’s 100m butterfly at the 2011 Malaysia Open Swimming Tournament, his 53.56-sec finish was not convincing enough compared to the other Asian competitors. Meanwhile, female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is one of the five Southeast Asian athletes who earned a place on the FINA list for the Summer Games, thanks to her outstanding 2min13.84sec triumph in the 200m women’s backstroke at the Southeast Asian Swimming Championshipslast June. The four other athletes from the region going to the London Games include A Standard Joseph Schooling and B Standard Li Tao from Singapore, Indonesia’s Sudatarwa I Gede and Thailand’s Ketin Nuttapong, both of whom have met B Standard. The Vietnam Olympics Committee (VOC) previously registered Phuoc and Vien for two Olympics wildcards, but Vien was rejected for not attending the World Championships. According to FINA regulations, each country can send its athletes to the Olympics only if they earn an official berth or a wildcard position therefore, Vietnam had to select one of its two best swimmers. In the end, Vien was chosen as her times are very close to the A Standard.... [read more]

Hanoi of Vietnam, Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Surabaya of Indonesia are bidding for the continent’s largest sporting event. OCA officials are scheduled to meet with government officials and tour venues proposed for the games during their October 1-9 trip. The OCA will announce the name of the host country at its 31st General Assembly meeting in Macau, China, in early November 2012. ASIAD 18, due to take place in November 2019, will see the participation of approximately 10,000 coaches and athletes from 45 countries and territories who compete in 35 sports. Vietnam is a potential contender as it successfully organised the 22nd Southeast Asian Games in 2003 and the third Asian Indoor Games in 2009. In its dossier submitted to the OCA, the Vietnam Olympic Committee estimated that US$150 million would be allocated for this sporting event.... [read more]

They will compete against athletes from six countries including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and the hosts until Oct. 23. On the sidelines of the tournament, Vietnam Olympic Committee Vice President Hoang Vinh Giang and World Vovinam Federation General Secretary Vo Danh Hai will attend the second Asia Vovinam Federation conference. Representatives will discuss how to develop Vovinam in Asian nations and how to introduce the traditional Vietnamese martial art at big tournaments next year such as the South Asian Games in India and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in the Republic of Korea. Since its establishment four years ago, the federation based in Tehran, has expanded the Vovinam movement to countries including Lebanon, Pakistan and Nepal.... [read more]

The Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) has invited Vietnam Television (VTV) to enter negotiations for the event’s Vietnamese coverage. According to VOC deputy chairman Hoang Vinh Giang, VTV will then share its copyright with other domestic networks. “We were recently informed that the hosts Myanmar will sell TV copyright in their own way. Outside of the Southeast Asian (SEA) region, world stations such as ESPN will show live broadcasts of the events at the 27th Games,” said Giang. “The VOC’s position is that all of the action should be transmitted to fans, especially events which will feature Vietnamese athletes. We chose VTV to buy this year’s rights but they will not be the exclusive broadcaster in Vietnam.” Phan Ngoc Tien, deputy head of VTV’s sports, entertainment and economic news department, confirmed that they have received a letter of invitation from Myanmar to meet and talk about the issue. The Games are scheduled to be held in Naypidaw, the new capital of Myanmar, as well as in two other main cities, Yangon and Mandalay, this December, with athletes from the region competing in 33 different sports.... [read more]

(VOVworld)- Shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh, who won a gold medal in the 10m-pistol event and a silver medal in the 50m pistol event at the 2016 Olympics, has been selected as Vietnam’s best athlete 2016. On Friday, some 200 sport journalists voted Vietnam’s best athlete in 2016. Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and tennis player Ly Hoang Nam came 2nd and 3rd. Shooting coach Nguyen Thi Nhung was among the 5 most outstanding coaches of 2016. Weightlifter Le Van Cong who won the first-ever Paralympics gold medal for Vietnam at the Paralympics 2016 in Brazil was chosen as the best athlete with a disability. Weightlifting coach Nguyen Hong Phuc topped the list of the 3 most outstanding coaches for athletes with disabilities. Hoang Du is Editor in Chief of the Vietnam Sports newspaper:“Vietnam’s sports had a bumper crop in 2016, making remarkable progress. Hoang Xuan Vinh’s gold medal at the Olympic Games brought pride to the nation. Athletes with disabilities won 4 medals at the Paralympics”. The selection of Vietnam’s most outstanding athletes and coaches in 2016 was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the Vietnam Sports Newspaper, the Vietnam Olympic Committee and other relevant agencies.... [read more]

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