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Vietnamese Judo competes for Olympic London 2012

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

Vietnamese Judo competes for Olympic London 2012

QĐND – Saturday, December 11, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

Two Vietnamese judo martial artists Van Ngoc Tu (under 48kg) and Nguyen Thi Lan (under 57kg) are participating the Olympic London 2012 qualifying round held in Japan from December 11-13.

Tu is now number 58 in the world group A but in the group B for the Asian region ranks second after a martial artist from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with only 2 points less.

The International Judo Federation will select 20 martial artists from group A and one another from group B for the coming Olympic.

Based on her performance, Tu has a chance to top group B with 28 points gained from qualifying round in Mongolia before arriving to the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

MoET launched an English Olympic Contest

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

English Olympic contest for high-school pupils launched

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

The Ho Chi Minh City Education and Training Department in cooperation with Apollo English Center have launched the 2010 English Olympic contest for high-school pupils.

Students in a class at an Apollo English center in Ho Chi Minh City

The contest is aimed to help pupils practice English and improve essential skills.

The contest has three rounds, including eloquence and listening tests, and 100 multiple-choice questions concerning culture, science, society and history.
Pupils can register for the contest at schools or by October 4.

Winners will get scholarships to the center for studying English and valuable rewards. 

Source: SGGP

Vietnam attends Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vietnam attends Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

QĐND – Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

A Vietnamese sports delegation led by Hoang Manh Cuong, deputy head of the High Achievements Sports Department, arrived in Singapore on August 10 to attend the first Youth Olympic Games scheduled for August 14-26.

Thirteen out of twenty-five members secured berths to compete in swimming, track and field, taekwondo, weightlifting, badminton, wrestling and shooting events.  

The team’s accommodation and travel expenses will be borne by Singapore.

The Youth Olympic Games is expected to draw the participation of around 5,000 athletes and officials from 204 National Olympic Committees.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hopefuls fire last salvos as 2016 Olympic vote nears

In World on October 2, 2009 at 4:21 am

 Chicago, Rio, Tokyo and Madrid, the four cities hoping to host the 2016 Olympics, indulged in a hectic final day of lobbying Thursday, one day ahead of the International Olympic Committee vote.

While Chicago had Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama’s special advisor Valerie Jarrett pressing the flesh, Rio turned to their charismatic president Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva.

Madrid tried to defy their position as rank outsiders by sending into the fray Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos in a desperate last-ditch bid for the coveted prize. Related article: Playing Olympic politics

Dark horses Tokyo were the odd ones out as they awaited the arrival of their newly-elected Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who left for Copenhagen late on Thursday.

Instead they relied in terms of heavyweight political muscle on maverick Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara to persuade wavering IOC voters to give them their second Olympics.

Olympic flags at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. Chicago, Rio, Tokyo and Madrid.

Jarrett, who was handed the responsibility taking charge of the first ever White House Office for Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport, told AFP that the President, who flies in on Friday morning for the presentation, saw the Olympics as a vital part of his diplomatic strategy.

“This (the bid and winning it) is very important to them (Obama and First Lady who is Chicago born and bred),” said 52-year-old Jarrett.

“But not just for Chicago and the United States. This to them is about diplomacy and reaching out to the world.

“They are committed to diplomacy and bringing together diverse communities and what better way of achieving that than through the Olympic Games,” added Jarrett.

However, one cloud on the Chicago team’s horizon was the small but determined anti-bid group ‘No Games’, led by grandmother and former teacher Rhoda Whitehorse, which is hoping to make its presence felt at the Bella Conference Center on Friday.

Lula, who has been at the forefront of promoting Rio’s bid to become the first South American city to host the Olympics, compared Rio’s rise to his ascent from humble origins to his country’s presidency.

Brazil has much more self esteem today, the country is experiencing a magical moment – even in this global crisis Brazil is better situated than better developed countries,” said the 63-year-old.

Madrid‘s bid has taken a recent battering, hence their odds generally of 16/1.

But Zapatero was in confident mood when he addressed the press, rather more so than when he told Spanish radio earlier this week that the bid was in difficulty.

“I arrived last night (Wednesday) and after my contacts (with the IOC) today I’m now fully immersed and a lot more optimistic than I was on Wednesday,” he said.

Ishihara was probably the most colourful of the politicians campaigning on Thursday.

His past acheivements have included being an award-winning novelist at 22 and an acclaimed writer of musicals, once even adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island‘.

“It is the moment of truth,” said the 77-year-old former Minister for Transport and Governor since 1999.

“We have done our utmost efforts. The strongest pillar of it is found in (IOC president) Rogge’s comment that the Games are for athletes. We have the best conditions for athletes.”

Source: SGGP

Olympic squad lose to Malaysia in Myanmar

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

HA NOI — The Viet Nam Olympic team tasted a 3-0 loss to Malaysia in the group B opener of the Grand Royal Challenge at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre in Myanmar yesterday.

The win was revenge for Malaysia, who were defeated by Viet Nam in the Merdeka Cup final after a penalty shoot-out last month.

Viet Nam meet the South Korean Hyundai in the group’s second match on Sunday.

The Vietnamese team are in group B with Malaysia and the South Korean Hyundai team.

Viet Nam had a goalless draw to V-League’s Hai Phong Cement, who are trained by former national coach Austrian Alfred Riedl in Ha Noi last week.

The Viet Nam team, who are made up of the country’s best young players, all of whom helped Viet Nam place third at the International U-21 football tournament in Hue City in September, will be the main squad competing at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos next December.

Hosts Myanmar were held to a goalless draw by underdogs Bangladesh in their group A match on Tuesday. Myanmar, Indonesia and Bangladesh make up group A.

The 11-day football event will see the winning team taking US$15,000, while the runners-up pocket $7,500. —

Quoc gears up for Olympic match

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Paddles of steel: Viet Nam’s top table tennis player, Doan Kien Quoc, departs for the Beijing Olympics today. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Nhut

HA NOI — Viet Nam’s top table tennis player Doan Kien Quoc leaves for the Beijing Olympics today.

Quoc, 29, who qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games after winning the regional Olympic qualifiers in Singapore earlier this year, meets David Zalcherg from Australia, ranked 438th in the world, in the men’s singles next Tuesday.

Quoc, who is ranked 222 in the world and was the only Southeast Asian representative at the Athens Olympics four years ago, says he is fully fit and at the top of his game.

“I’m ready for the Games. My shoulder injury is well recovered from the International Golden Paddle tournament in HCM City last month. It’s my second time at the Olympics and I do not feel as nervous as I did in Athens four years ago,” Quoc, 29, said.

“I’ll try my best to win every point in the opener against the Australian. It’s an honour to go the Olympic games.

“It would be great to win, but it all depends on the day. I think I could win if I play excitingly in the opener.”

Quoc, renowned for his left-hand smashes, won a bronze medal at the 21st Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Malaysia in 2001.

Born in Nha Trang City, Quoc won the Southeast Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship in 1996 when he was just 17.

Viet Nam is represented by 21 athletes at this year’s Olympics, but the country’s only success so far has been the silver medal won by weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan on Sunday. Viet Nam’s best event, wushu is only a demonstration sport at this year’s Olympics and any medals won will not be counted in the final medals’ tally. —

Beijing says Olympic preparations in place

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm

– From power supply to traffic service, and from air quality to food safety, Beijing is ready for the Olympic Games in all aspects, according to the city government on August 4.

The capital was fully prepared in energy and water supply, transport services, air-quality control, public hygiene, health services, commodity supplies, hotel booking, tourism services and entertainment, the city government spokesman, Liu Zhi, was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying at a press conference in the 2008 Beijing International Media Centre.

“Besides these, we have a strong backup from Beijing residents,” Liu Zhi said, adding that many of them have greatly contributed to the Olympics preparatory work.

He said many locals had picked up English, learned foreign etiquette and applied to be volunteers.

“After seven years of hard work, Beijing is opening its arms,” he said.-