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Miss Ethnic Vietnam enters semi finals

Sixty contestants from 16 ethnic minority groups are competing at the 2013 Miss Ethnic Vietnam Pageant’s semi-final round held for the North, which opened in Hanoi on May 20. According to the organisers, the pageant, the third of its kind, attracted more than 1,000 girls from 35 ethnic minority groups in 45 provinces across Vietnam. ... Read More »


Liem and Son win second round in chess competition Both Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won second round of the ongoing Asian Chess Championships in the Philippines on Sunday. International Grand Master (IGM) Liem, seed No 1, beat his teammate Tran Tuan Minh in the first round and Batchuluun of Mongolia in the second round. While IGM ... Read More »

Teams prepare for quarter-finals

VietNamNet Bridge – Binh Duong 2 overpowered Ha Noi 1 2-nil in two single matches to qualify for the quarter-final of the National Team Tennis Tournament, Viettravel Cup, at Da Nang’s Tuyen Son sports complex yesterday, May 20. Supreme in single: Ly Hoang Nam of Binh Duong 1 returns a forehand in his match against Le Khac Tung Lam of ... Read More »

Khoi sets five national records at swimming event

VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Duy Khoi set five national records at the National Age Groups Swimming Championships on the final day of competition in HCM City yesterday, May 20. The 15-year-old shone in the boys’ 15-17 events including the 200m freestyle, 400m team medley, 50m and 100m backstroke and 400 individual medley. At a national event held last September, Khoi ... Read More »

Vietnam Football Federation commits voting fraud scandal

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the General Department of Sports and Physical Training to investigate the vote counting scandal at the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and clarify the responsibilities of the individuals involved. Chairman Nguyen Trong Hy and the VFF got unexpected trouble because of the incorrect vote counting case.  The incorrect vote ... Read More »

Vietnam wins Southeast Asian rowing champs

Vietnam came out a triumphant first at the Southeast Asian Rowing Championships which wrapped up on May 19 in Malaysia. After seven days of competition, the Vietnamese athletes had claimed five golds, four silvers and one bronze. Pham Thi Hai and Tran Thi An triumphed in the women’s light-weight double sculls on the closing day to put Vietnam in a ... Read More »

RoK CJ group assists Vietnamese taekwondoists

The CJ group of the Republic of Korea has pledged to financially support Vietnamese young female taekwondoists between 2013 and 2019 to help them sharpen their skills for global competitions. The pledge was stated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on financial sponsorship between the Korean CJ group, the Vietnam General Department of Sports and Physical Training and the Vietnam ... Read More »

Stamp set on lighthouse issued

The Ministry of Information and Communications has recently issued a set of four postage stamps on the theme ‘Vietnamese lighthouses’, according to Nhan Dan Online. The stamps, designed by painters from the Vietnam Post Corporation (VietnamPost), feature four Vietnamese typical lighthouses including Diem Dien, Ly Son, Dai Lanh and Ke Ga in Thai Binh, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen and Binh ... Read More »

Sai Gon coach banned for abusing match official

VietNamNet Bridge – Coach Tran Tien Dai of Xuan Thanh Sai Gon (XTSG) was banned four matches and fined VND10 millions (US$480) because of bad behaviour. Coach Tran Tien Dai of Xuan Thanh Sai Gon.—Photo bongdaplus During the V-League’s latest Round 2 match between his team and Hai Phong on May 14, Dai is alleged to have yelled at supervisor ... Read More »

HCM City promote cultural, sport activities in rural communes

Ho Chi Minh City has equipped its rural communes with a wide range of communications and audio equipment, musical instruments and sports facilities, with the aim to boost cultural and sports movements in these places. Accordingly, 71 pieces of audio equipment including musical instruments used in performing Don ca Tai tu (Southern Amateur Singing) were presented to 56 Don ca ... Read More »