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Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over Games

TOKYO — The Olympic flame arrives in Japan on Friday, with what should have been a joyous celebration dramatically downscaled as doubts grow over whether the Tokyo Games can go ahead during the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers have already taken the “heartbreaking” decision to pare back events surrounding the torch relay, as the world battles the virus that has killed more ... Read More »

Vietnamese footballers help prevent COVID-19 pandemic

Striker Nguyễn Văn Toàn (right) among the footballers helping to prevent  COVID-19 epidemic in the country. — Photo zing.vn HÀ NỘI — A number of professional footballers have donated cash to help the country fight COVID-19. National striker Nguyễn Văn Toàn is leading the campaign and has helped collect VNĐ120 million (US$5,200). The Hoàng Anh Gia Lai player revealed the generosity of ... Read More »

Ironman 2019 officially launched

VietNamNet Bridge – Registration for the fifth annual Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2019 tournament has officially kicked off. Registration for the fifth annual Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2019 tournament has officially kicked off in Da Nang City. — Photo baophapluat.vn The total prize for professional athletes at the tournament is $75,000. Besides the main prize, the organising board also offers ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Vietnam stands at 17th place in medal tally

The Vietnamese delegation pocketed a total of 4 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals, finishing 17th in the tally of the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia by 9.30pm on September 1. The match for the bronze medal between Vietnam (in red) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the men’s football of ASIAD 18 on September 1 Vietnam ... Read More »

Vietnam Television earns broadcast rights for AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

Vietnam Television (VTV) has won the rights to broadcast all 28 matches of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, which is scheduled for November 8 to December 12, as announced by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF). Accordingly, Lagardère Sports, the official football supplier of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, agreed to sell the broadcast rights to VTV, Lao National Television (TV ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Vietnamese delegation receive warm welcome at home

The Vietnamese sport delegation attending the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia returned home in the warm welcome of thousands of fans in Hanoi on September 2. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (L) presents flowers to head coach of the Olympic men’s football team Park Hang-seo The delegation arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport at ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Vietnam in 15th place on 12th competition day

Vietnamese athletes earned three more bronze medals in athletics and kurash on August 30, standing at the 15th place in the medal tally on the 12th day of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia. Vu Thi Men leapt 13.93m in the women’s triple jump to win a bronze medal for Vietnam at ASIAD 18 (Source: plo.vn) Runners Nguyen ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Foreign news outlets hail Vietnamese squad’s brave run

Though the Olympic Vietnam squad lost 1 – 3 to the Republic of Korea in the ASIAD 2018 men’s football semifinals on August 29 but they have left great impression on international media with their fighting spirit until the last minute. The Olympic Vietnam squad lost 1 – 3 to the Republic of Korea in the ASIAD 2018 men’s football ... Read More »

Cuiest Chien: from poor child to world champion

VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Quyet Chien, 35, has become the first Vietnamese cueist to ever win the top prize at the Billiards World Cup after beating his countryman Ngo Dinh Nai 40-39 in the final of the recent Three-Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup held in HCM City. Thanh Nga talks to him about his career. World champion: Vietnamese cueist Tran ... Read More »