SEA Games 31 to feature 40 sports, over 520 categories

The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), to be hosted by Vietnam, is expected to feature 40 sports and more than 520 categories, heard the second meeting of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council which was held online on November 20.

SEA Games 31, Southeast Asian Games Federation Council, Vietnam Sports Administration, Vietnam, Vietnam news, SEA Games 31, Southeast Asian Games Federation Council, Vietnam Sports Administration, Vietnam, VietnamPlus, Vietnam newsThe 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), to be hosted by Vietnam, is expected to feature 40 sports and more than 520 categories.

Hanoi (VNA) –
The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), to be hosted by Vietnam, is expected to feature 40 sports and more than 520 categories, heard the second meeting of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council which was held online on November 20. 

Tran Duc Phan, deputy head of the Vietnam Sports Administration, elaborated that the Vietnamese Government has approved 36 sports, while the SEA Games 31 organisers selected four other sports among those proposed by other Southeast Asian countries.
 
Phan said the organisers will propose the addition of the four sports to the Government for consideration, as the matter concerns the budget and infrastructure.

The first meeting of delegation heads is scheduled to be held in March 2021 and the card registration for athletes will be conducted in August, Phan informed. 

The official said the Games’ management and press centres will be based in Hanoi, noting the organisers are working hard to complete infrastructure and equipment in service of the biggest sport event of Southeast Asia. 

At the meeting, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said Vietnam’s preparations for the Games had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the support of members of the Southeast Asian Games Federation, the work is being conducted actively.

 He called on members of the council to coordinate with host Vietnam to successfully organise SEA Games 31. 

The delegates also discussed and reached agreement on a number of issues regarding the statutes of the federation and the role of the federation council’s office, currently headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand./.




VNA
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Ho Chi Minh City plans two more promenades in District 3

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 administration has announced plans to transform the area surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) into a pedestrian street and Nguyen Thuong Hien in Ward 4 into a... Read more »

No first prize awarded at 2020 Miss Tourism Vietnam

No first prize awarded at 2020 Miss Tourism Vietnam Read more »

Striker Nguyen Van Quyet dreams of Golden Ball award

After being named the best player of the 2020 V.League 1 season, forward Nguyen Van Quyet is favourite to take the Vietnamese Golden Ball award for the first time in his career. Read more »

Cong ethnics celebrate cockscomb flower festival

“Tet hoa mao ga” (or the Cockscomb flower festival) is one of the most important celebrations of the Cong ethnic minority group in the north-western mountainous province of Dien Bien. It has been... Read more »

Randomness, lack of curation cause bumpy ride for public art

The lack of collaboration between artists, urban planners and authorities has affected the quality and maintenance of emerging public artworks in the country. Read more »

Exhibition about late General Le Duc Anh held

PANO – An exhibition entitled “General Le Duc Anh – Life and Career” opened at the Vietnam History Museum in Hanoi, on November 26, in commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of General... Read more »

Som Rong Pagoda: the pearl of Soc Trang

The Patum Wongsa Som Rong Pagoda in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang is one of the most beautiful and largest Khmer pagodas in the region. Read more »

Visit one of the oldest churches in South Vietnam

Located at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5, Cho Quan Church is the oldest church in the city. Read more »

Hanoi launches photo book “Temple of Literature”

Local readers can understand the thousand-year history of founding and development of Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam via the photo book. Read more »

300 photos and documents on General Le Duc Anh displayed in Hanoi

(CPV) - On November 26, the Vietnam Military History Museum coordinated with Military Library to organize an exhibition entitled "General Le Duc Anh – Life and career" in Hanoi. Read more »