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Int’l Chess Tournament to open in Vietnam

The 3rd HDBank International Open Chess Tournament will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 19-25, announced the Vietnam Chess Federation at a press conference on March 6. The tournament is expected to attract more than 100 players from 13 nations including Hungary, India, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, China, Ukraine, the Philippines, Indonesia, ... Read More »

That claims stage win to help An Giang top rankings

VietNamNet Bridge – Cyclist Nguyen Thi That had her second win yesterday, March 5, in the International Binh Duong Women’s Cycling Tournament.   Photo finish: Cyclist Nguyen Thi That of Vinh Binh An Giang Rice secures her second stage win at the International Binh Duong Women’s Cycling Tournament yesterday, March 5. — Photo toancanhvietnam.vn That, of Vinh Binh An Giang ... Read More »

European giants Arsenal set for Hanoi friendly

VietNamNet Bridge – English Premier League’s Arsenal will play a friendly match against Viet Nam in Ha Noi in July as one of their warm-up activities for the new season.   Team spirit: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (right) celebrates scoring with teammates during their Premier League match against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on February 23 in London. The ... Read More »

Viet Nam set golden target for upcoming SEA Games

VietNamNet Bridge – The national under-23 football team has been called on to win a gold medal at the 27th Southeast Asian Games to be held later this year in Myanmar.     “The target (set by the National Sport Administration) is not a source of pressure but a strong motive force for the team during the tournament,” said Ngo ... Read More »

Arsenal

The Arsenal first team will play a friendly match with Vietnam’s national football squad at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi on July 17 this year. The match is part of Arsenal’s pre-season Asia tour 2013, said marketing director Angus Kinnear at a press briefing in Hanoi on March 5. The first team of Arsenal, one of the most successful English ... Read More »

Young guitarist wins first prize in US competition

Vietnamese music student Tran Tuan An won first prize at the Society of American Musicians (SAM) Guitar Competition on March 3. A former student of the Hanoi Academy of Music, and now studying liberal arts at North Park University in Chicago, An has overcome competition from all over the US to take the prize. He won first prize in the ... Read More »

Vietnam’s Buddha statues set new Asian records

Two Buddha statues in Vietnam have been named the biggest and the longest Buddha statues on mountains by the Asian Record Organisation (ARO), said the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings). According to the Vietking’s representatives, who are attending the Asian Record Day in New Delhi , the ARO has recognised the statue on Nui Cam Mountain in the southern provinces ... Read More »

Team Binh Duong take control after third stage in women’s tour

VietNamNet Bridge – Woman cyclist Cao Thi Cam Le held the yellow jersey while her squad was elevated to top team after the third round of the Binh Duong International Women’s Cycling Tournament yesterday, March 4.   Illustrative image. (Photo: Internet) Team-mate and veteran Vo Thi Phuong Phi finished first in the stage with a time of 1hr 21.20min. Their ... Read More »

Vinh scores opening goal on return to hometown club Nghe An win

VietNamNet Bridge – Debutant Le Cong Vinh marked his return to hometown club Song Lam Nghe An with the opening goal in a 2-1 victory against Hai Phong on March 3, as the opening weekend of the new V-League season got off to a flying start.   Debutant Le Cong Vinh marked his return to hometown club Song Lam Nghe ... Read More »

SPORT IN BRIEF 5/3

Ha Nam to host women’s football championship The 2013 women’s football championship will take place in the northern province of Ha Nam from March to June. The first matches will be organized from March 8-26 and the return matches from June 9-22. The event will involve strong teams such as champions Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), Hanoi ... Read More »