Capital hosts 31-day countdown to SEA Games 31

April 12, 2022 8:56 AM GMT+7

VGP - Ha Noi kick-started a 31-day countdown to the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), which will take place on May 12, at the Hoan Kiem Lake on April 11.

Capital hosts 31-day countdown to SEA Games 31 - Ảnh 1.

The launching of the countdown ceremony

The ceremony marked the 31 days left for the 31st SEA Games Opening Ceremony (May 12) in Viet Nam, with the aim of organizing the regional sporting event safely and bringing good impressions for regional and international friends, according to the Organizing Committee.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Chu Ngoc Anh, Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee emphasized: "After 19 years since the 22nd SEA Games, Ha Noi is honored to be chosen as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies and many sport events at the SEA Games 31."

He added, the city is ready to welcome the great sports festival of the Southeast Asia.

Viet Nam successfully hosted the 22nd SEA Games in 2003 and will organize the 31st SEA Games Southeast Asia when the world and Southeast Asia are gradually controlling the Covid-19 and Viet Nam has been recovering from the pandemic and promoting socio-economic development.

He expressed his confidence that SEA Games 31 will be a great success and called on districts, departments, branches and socio-political organizations in the capital to actively participate in the 31-day emulation movements towards the SEA Games.

More than 3,000 runners who are coaches, athletes and others participated in the running race after the kick-off ceremony.

Under the theme "For a stronger South East Asia", SEA Games 31 will run from May 12 to 23 in Hanoi and 11 neighboring localities, namely Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho and Bac Giang.

It will feature 40 sports with 526 events and is expected to attract around 10,000 participants from 11 Southeast Asian countries./.

Kim Anh