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K + negotiates for Premier League TV rights alone

VietNamNet Bridge – K + is negotiating with IMG to buy the television rights of the Premier League (EPL). Premier League copyright offered for $37.5 million  This information was confirmed by Mr. Cao Van Liet, CEO of VSTV (K +). “We are in the process of negotiating with IMG but we have not purchased the television rights for EPL yet,” ... Read More »

HAGL Football Academy to compete at Japan Sanix Cup

VietNamNet Bridge – Students of the first course of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Arsenal Football Academy JMG will represent Vietnam to attend an international tournament named Sanix Cup, held in Fukuoka, Japan from March 21 to 24. The first training course of HAGL Arsenal JMG will finish this April and to prepare for the first international competition, the ... Read More »

Poetry Day focuses on young

The year’s most-anticipated poetry festival will take place at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi this weekend, when the 11th National Poetry Day coincides as usual with first full-moon of the year with the theme Tuoi Tre Voi To Quoc (Youth and Nation). “This year, youth will be the main focus of the poetry festival,” said Huu Thinh, chairman of ... Read More »

Long Tong festival becomes national heritage

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang on February 21 celebrated the Long Tong (going to the field) festival and received a certificate recognising the Tay ethnic ritual as part of the national intangible cultural heritage. Long Tong festival, together with Then singing – both are typical cultural features of the Tay ethnic minority group in the north, were added ... Read More »

Rivals set for Super Cup showdown

VietNamNet Bridge – V-League champions SHB Da Nang are the favourites to lift the National Super Cup when they meet last year’s National Cup winners Xuan Thanh Sai Gon Cement on Saturday. Title shot: V-League champions SHB Da Nang are the favourites to lift the National Super Cup on Saturday when they face domestic Cup winners Xuan Thanh Sai Gon ... Read More »

Festival honours Thai Nguyen’s speciality

A festival featuring Tan Cuong tea, a speciality of northern Thai Nguyen province, took place in Thai Nguyen city on February 20. The event, themed “Flavours of Spring Tea – Tan Cuong Tea Speciality Area,” was one of the activities leading up to the second International Tea Festival to be held in the province this year. The annual festival aims ... Read More »

New owners complete takeover of Ha Noi FC

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi Football Club has been transferred to Quang Huy Plastics Company just several weeks before the national football leagues start next month. The team, who were the First Division runners-up, previously belonged to TT Sports Joint-stock Company, which also owns V-League runners-up TT Ha Noi. TT chairman Nguyen Quoc Hoi said that basically the transfer process ... Read More »

Swimming prodigy Vien in at the deep end

VietNamNet Bridge – Top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, 17, spent the Tet holiday in the US where she has been training with Florida’s Saint Augustine Swim Team as part of a special programme for elite sportsmen and women established by the national Sport Administration. It was her first Tet away from home, but the teenager took all hurdles in ... Read More »

Stone plateau to become national tourism complex

Dong Van Stone Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang will be developed into a national tourism complex by 2020. It was stated in a master plan on the preservation and upgrading of Dong Van Stone Plateau in 2012-2020 with a vision to 2030, recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan. Accordingly, four theme tourism centres ... Read More »

Government plans 29 million USD for sports

The Government is expected to invest about 600 billion VND (around 29 million USD) in developing sports during 2013 as the country prepares for a busy year of tournaments as well as competitions at coming international events. The biggest event on the calendar will be the 27 th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar in December. According to Lam Quang Thanh, ... Read More »