Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Singapore online newspaper straitstimes.com called Vietnam swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien as one of 10 athletes to watch at the SEA Games, which will kick off later this week.

It writes: "Singapore may have its young swim star in Joseph Schooling, but Vietnam can also boast a bright young talent, in 19-year-old Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.

"Like Schooling, she is already a multiple SEA Games medallist, having won three golds, four silvers and a bronze at the 2011 and 2013 editions.

"Similarly, she is setting unprecedented feats for her country - becoming the first Vietnamese swimmer to clinch Asian Games medals when she earned two bronzes (200m backstroke and 400m individual medley) in Incheon last year."

Vien, who received a Prime Minister's merit certificate last week, is based in the United States, as she prepares to represent her country at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

At this SEA Games, Vien is tipped to challenge for six golds, even as she faces stiff competition from the Singapore contingent.

Other athletes mentioned by straitstimes.com are local footballer Irfan Fandi, shooter Jasmine Ser, and runner Zubin Muncherji, along with three Thai and one Malaysian athlete.

[SGGP]

Vietnam’s top swimmer, one to watch at SEA Games

Posted at  7:54 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0


Singapore online newspaper straitstimes.com called Vietnam swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien as one of 10 athletes to watch at the SEA Games, which will kick off later this week.

It writes: "Singapore may have its young swim star in Joseph Schooling, but Vietnam can also boast a bright young talent, in 19-year-old Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.

"Like Schooling, she is already a multiple SEA Games medallist, having won three golds, four silvers and a bronze at the 2011 and 2013 editions.

"Similarly, she is setting unprecedented feats for her country - becoming the first Vietnamese swimmer to clinch Asian Games medals when she earned two bronzes (200m backstroke and 400m individual medley) in Incheon last year."

Vien, who received a Prime Minister's merit certificate last week, is based in the United States, as she prepares to represent her country at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

At this SEA Games, Vien is tipped to challenge for six golds, even as she faces stiff competition from the Singapore contingent.

Other athletes mentioned by straitstimes.com are local footballer Irfan Fandi, shooter Jasmine Ser, and runner Zubin Muncherji, along with three Thai and one Malaysian athlete.

[SGGP]


Vietnam defeated Malaysia 5-1 in a 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ Group B match at the Bishan Stadium in Singapore on Tuesday.

Both teams pushed to high speed at the beginning of the match and a goal by Huy Toan in the 11th minute was rejected for his offside position.

Just two minutes later, Vietnam took the lead after Cong Phuong was brought down in the box and Mac Hong Quan finished his penalty kick successfully.



Vietnam continued to attack with dangerous shots by Cong Phuong, Huy Toan and Mach Hong Quan.

In the 45th minute, Cong Phuong scored the second goal for Vietnam after getting a good pass from Mac Hong Quan and defeated Malaysia’s goalkeeper Abu Baku.



In the first minute of the second half, it was Baku who committed a fault against Cong Phuong in his speed attack. Huy Toan was successful with his penalty kick to up the score to 3-0.



In the 53rd minute, Cong Phuong had a technical free kick to the far corner, defeating Baku to score the fourth goal for Vietnam.



In the 78th minute, Azwari scored the only goal for Malaysia after getting the ball that bounced out from Vietnam’s goalkeeper Phi Minh Long.



Van Toan, who was sent to the field to replace Ho Ngoc Thang in the 73rd minute, scored the fifth goal for Vietnam and his first goal for the national team.



Vietnam so far has 6 points to lead Group B after defeating Brunei 6-0 in the previous match.

In the next matches, Vietnam will play Laos on June 4 and Timor Leste on June 7 and Thailand on June 10.

[ThanhNien News]

SEA Games’ football: Vietnam crushes Malaysia to continue winning streak

Posted at  7:49 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0


Vietnam defeated Malaysia 5-1 in a 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ Group B match at the Bishan Stadium in Singapore on Tuesday.

Both teams pushed to high speed at the beginning of the match and a goal by Huy Toan in the 11th minute was rejected for his offside position.

Just two minutes later, Vietnam took the lead after Cong Phuong was brought down in the box and Mac Hong Quan finished his penalty kick successfully.



Vietnam continued to attack with dangerous shots by Cong Phuong, Huy Toan and Mach Hong Quan.

In the 45th minute, Cong Phuong scored the second goal for Vietnam after getting a good pass from Mac Hong Quan and defeated Malaysia’s goalkeeper Abu Baku.



In the first minute of the second half, it was Baku who committed a fault against Cong Phuong in his speed attack. Huy Toan was successful with his penalty kick to up the score to 3-0.



In the 53rd minute, Cong Phuong had a technical free kick to the far corner, defeating Baku to score the fourth goal for Vietnam.



In the 78th minute, Azwari scored the only goal for Malaysia after getting the ball that bounced out from Vietnam’s goalkeeper Phi Minh Long.



Van Toan, who was sent to the field to replace Ho Ngoc Thang in the 73rd minute, scored the fifth goal for Vietnam and his first goal for the national team.



Vietnam so far has 6 points to lead Group B after defeating Brunei 6-0 in the previous match.

In the next matches, Vietnam will play Laos on June 4 and Timor Leste on June 7 and Thailand on June 10.

[ThanhNien News]


Vietnam are targetting 60 to 70 gold medals at next month's Southeast Asian Games in Singapore and are banking on a strict training regime and heavy curfew to achieve the mark.

Vietnam are expected to send at least 440 athletes to take part in 27 sports at the June 5-16 biennial multi-sport Games for the 11-nation block.

The identities of the athletes remains shrouded in secrecy with local media revealing competitors were going through final preparations at the national sports training centre in Hanoi.

The Voice of Vietnam outlet reported on Tuesday that athletes were only able to go out on Wednesday and Sunday and were spending the majority of their time practising.

[ThanhNien News]

Vietnam target at least 60 golds at SEA Games

Posted at  7:39 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0


Vietnam are targetting 60 to 70 gold medals at next month's Southeast Asian Games in Singapore and are banking on a strict training regime and heavy curfew to achieve the mark.

Vietnam are expected to send at least 440 athletes to take part in 27 sports at the June 5-16 biennial multi-sport Games for the 11-nation block.

The identities of the athletes remains shrouded in secrecy with local media revealing competitors were going through final preparations at the national sports training centre in Hanoi.

The Voice of Vietnam outlet reported on Tuesday that athletes were only able to go out on Wednesday and Sunday and were spending the majority of their time practising.

[ThanhNien News]

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A rehearsal for opening ceremony of SEA Games held inWunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on November 28th (Phot0-Soe Nyunt/EMG)
NAY PYI TAW—For the first time in the history of the Southeast Asian Games, the chinlone competition makes its debut today in the country many regard as a world leader in the sport.

A chinlone competition was not included in the 1961 and 1969 SEA Games hosted by Myanmar. Forty-four years later, Myanmar is hoping to win many gold medals in chinlone as host of the 27th SEA Games.

The Myanmar Chinlone Federation anticipates winning as many as six gold medals in the chinlone event. As one of Myanmar’s traditional sports, chances are good that the country could win gold on the very first day of competition.

At the last SEA Games held in Indonesia, Myanmar won 16 gold medals and finished seventh in the overall standings.

As host of the 27th SEA Games, Myanmar is hoping to win about 100 gold medals and finish between first and third place overall, according to Sports Minister Tint San.

Another popular Myanmar sport, sepak takraw, will take place on the closing day of the SEA Games schedule. The SEA Games end on December 22.

[elevenmyanmar.com]

27th SEA Games to start with Myanmar Chinlone competition today

Posted at  6:42 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0

A rehearsal for opening ceremony of SEA Games held inWunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on November 28th (Phot0-Soe Nyunt/EMG)
NAY PYI TAW—For the first time in the history of the Southeast Asian Games, the chinlone competition makes its debut today in the country many regard as a world leader in the sport.

A chinlone competition was not included in the 1961 and 1969 SEA Games hosted by Myanmar. Forty-four years later, Myanmar is hoping to win many gold medals in chinlone as host of the 27th SEA Games.

The Myanmar Chinlone Federation anticipates winning as many as six gold medals in the chinlone event. As one of Myanmar’s traditional sports, chances are good that the country could win gold on the very first day of competition.

At the last SEA Games held in Indonesia, Myanmar won 16 gold medals and finished seventh in the overall standings.

As host of the 27th SEA Games, Myanmar is hoping to win about 100 gold medals and finish between first and third place overall, according to Sports Minister Tint San.

Another popular Myanmar sport, sepak takraw, will take place on the closing day of the SEA Games schedule. The SEA Games end on December 22.

[elevenmyanmar.com]

Myanmar is “100 percent” ready for the Southeast Asian Games, a senior official said on November 29, as the clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation’s history.

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

In a major test of Myanmar’s infrastructure and organisation, thousands of athletes, officials, media and visitors are descending for the 22-day multisport event starting this week.

“We are 100-percent ready to hold the SEA Games,” sports ministry director U Htay Aung said. “We are ready now. We held the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony [on November 28].”

U Htay Aung said 6000 athletes and 3000 journalists are due for the games, which began in low-key fashion with football preliminaries and floorball demonstration events on December 1.

It does not formally get underway until the opening ceremony on December 11 at the 30,000-seat Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.

Nine thousand athletes and journalists alone are expected and “hundreds of thousands” of local fans will attend, U Htay Aung said.

Vice President U Nyan Tun has urged athletes to “strive for a golden age of Myanmar sports … improving the reputation of the country and making history to be regarded as sporting heroes”, according to a government release.

However, privately some officials are concerned about the preparations and potential problems, especially the number of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors.

“There are many things to be done even though many ministries are involved. Hotel rooms cannot be enough because many foreigners and many visitors will come,” a government official, who did not want to be named, told AFP.

“Ten of thousands of people will join the events. Hopefully everything can be done smoothly. Cooperation between ministries is very weak,” he confided.

A senior police official admitted, “Thousands of athletes and officials and also thousands of fans will come. Although we tried our best for security with enough numbers, I’m a little bit nervous.”

The SEA Games are not unfamiliar with problems. The last edition in Indonesia was hit by corruption, delays in construction and a deadly stadium stampede at the men’s football final.

Some 1380 medals will be handed out in events ranging from mainstream sports such as athletics to the traditional Myanmar pursuit of chinlone.

[MMTimes.com]

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

Posted at  6:35 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0

Myanmar is “100 percent” ready for the Southeast Asian Games, a senior official said on November 29, as the clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation’s history.

Myanmar ‘100-percent’ ready for SEA Games

In a major test of Myanmar’s infrastructure and organisation, thousands of athletes, officials, media and visitors are descending for the 22-day multisport event starting this week.

“We are 100-percent ready to hold the SEA Games,” sports ministry director U Htay Aung said. “We are ready now. We held the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony [on November 28].”

U Htay Aung said 6000 athletes and 3000 journalists are due for the games, which began in low-key fashion with football preliminaries and floorball demonstration events on December 1.

It does not formally get underway until the opening ceremony on December 11 at the 30,000-seat Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.

Nine thousand athletes and journalists alone are expected and “hundreds of thousands” of local fans will attend, U Htay Aung said.

Vice President U Nyan Tun has urged athletes to “strive for a golden age of Myanmar sports … improving the reputation of the country and making history to be regarded as sporting heroes”, according to a government release.

However, privately some officials are concerned about the preparations and potential problems, especially the number of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors.

“There are many things to be done even though many ministries are involved. Hotel rooms cannot be enough because many foreigners and many visitors will come,” a government official, who did not want to be named, told AFP.

“Ten of thousands of people will join the events. Hopefully everything can be done smoothly. Cooperation between ministries is very weak,” he confided.

A senior police official admitted, “Thousands of athletes and officials and also thousands of fans will come. Although we tried our best for security with enough numbers, I’m a little bit nervous.”

The SEA Games are not unfamiliar with problems. The last edition in Indonesia was hit by corruption, delays in construction and a deadly stadium stampede at the men’s football final.

Some 1380 medals will be handed out in events ranging from mainstream sports such as athletics to the traditional Myanmar pursuit of chinlone.

[MMTimes.com]

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

A major SEA Games venue in Nay Pyi Taw will be held soon as Myanmar putting its finishing touches to the SEA Games stadiums, the Myanma Alinn reported.

The stadium Wunna Theddhi with the capacity of 30,000 will be opened soon, according to the Ministry of Sports.

“There are two major SEA Games venues in Nay Pyi Taw. They are Zeyathiri and Wunna Theiddhi stadiums,” director Kyaw Moe Win of Sports Ministry said.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on December 11 and 22.

The SEA Games is the first international sports event to be held in Myanmar in 44 years.

The sports venues, the sports villages and hostels have been made ready in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and Ngwehsaung beach.

[Myanmar Update]

Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

Posted at  6:46 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0

Major SEA Games venue to be opened soon

A major SEA Games venue in Nay Pyi Taw will be held soon as Myanmar putting its finishing touches to the SEA Games stadiums, the Myanma Alinn reported.

The stadium Wunna Theddhi with the capacity of 30,000 will be opened soon, according to the Ministry of Sports.

“There are two major SEA Games venues in Nay Pyi Taw. They are Zeyathiri and Wunna Theiddhi stadiums,” director Kyaw Moe Win of Sports Ministry said.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on December 11 and 22.

The SEA Games is the first international sports event to be held in Myanmar in 44 years.

The sports venues, the sports villages and hostels have been made ready in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and Ngwehsaung beach.

[Myanmar Update]

SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

The organizers of SEA Games issued a public appeal Tuesday over the limited sale of tickets for opening and closing ceremonies of the event.

The government committee said the capacity of Wunna Theiddhi Stadium which would hold the grand opening and closing ceremonies has been reduced due to lighting and other preparations for the opening and closing sessions.

The stadium can originally hold more than 30,000 attendances, but the tickets for 10,000 will be available out for sale.

The organizers also said most seats were reserved for the guests and athletes from 10 other Southeast Asian fellows.

The government officials earlier said that the prices of the tickets have been raised due to security purposes.

The prices of the tickets are still unknown, but the entry to the event is available free of charge.

Myanmar will hold is first SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, and Ngwehsaung beach in coming December.

[Myanmar Update]

SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

Posted at  6:41 AM - by Hung Nguyen 0

SEA Games organizers say sorry for limited tickets

The organizers of SEA Games issued a public appeal Tuesday over the limited sale of tickets for opening and closing ceremonies of the event.

The government committee said the capacity of Wunna Theiddhi Stadium which would hold the grand opening and closing ceremonies has been reduced due to lighting and other preparations for the opening and closing sessions.

The stadium can originally hold more than 30,000 attendances, but the tickets for 10,000 will be available out for sale.

The organizers also said most seats were reserved for the guests and athletes from 10 other Southeast Asian fellows.

The government officials earlier said that the prices of the tickets have been raised due to security purposes.

The prices of the tickets are still unknown, but the entry to the event is available free of charge.

Myanmar will hold is first SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, and Ngwehsaung beach in coming December.

[Myanmar Update]

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