Viet Nam bids to host Asian Games

Published: 06/06/2011 05:00



Nam has entered its bid to host the Asian Games in 2019, according to the
Vietnamese Olympic Committee’s (VOC) Vice Chairman and General Secretary Hoang
Vinh Giang.

Ha Noi has designated
a 200ha area in the Dong Anh district for developing an Asian Games Sports
Complex and Olympic centre with an additional Athletes’ Village planned for the
Long Bien district.

The capital already
plays home to the gigantic My Dinh Sports Complex that includes sport venues
constructed for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2003 and the Asian Indoor
Games (AIG) in 2009.

An additional series
of newly constructed sports centres in Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Nam Dinh,
Thai Binh, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen and Hai Phong stand ready for hosting Asia’s
largest sporting event.

“Viet Nam will do its
best in hosting the Asian Games for the first time. We expect to receive the
final decision from the Olympic Council of Asia sometime next year,” said the
VOC’s General Secretary.

The VOC has proposed
to include 28 sporting events during the Asian Games in 2019.

Viet Nam’s 260-member squad bagged a
modest haul of one gold medal, 17 silver and 15 bronze medals at the Asian Games
held in China’s Guangzhou City last year.

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