April 17, 2017 | 19:06 (GMT+7)
VOC to help Vietnamese athletes obtain more achievements
PANO – The Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) on April 16 convened its fifth Congress in Hanoi to review its achieved results in the forth tenure and roll out an action program in the coming time. The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Vu Duc Dam and Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien.
Over the past years, the committee has well played its role in giving advice to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in implementing the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies on developing the nation’s sports as well as participated in drawing up projects on hosting SEA Games 2021 and training plans for athletes to join international sports events.
Delegates in a joint photo
The VOC also played an active role in popularizing the movement “Whole people do exercise following the great Uncle Ho’s example” with the focus on the “Olympic Run Day for public health” and projects on developing the Vietnamese’s physical health in the period of 2011-2030. It effectively carried out inked agreements on sports and contributed to the success of the Vietnamese delegations at international sports events. Accordingly, they bagged 1,682 gold, 1,447 silver, and 1,490 bronze medals.
In the coming time, the VOC will focus on strengthening sports movements across the country, helping the athletes obtain more achievements in regional and international events, promoting its advisory role, preparing for hosting SEA Games 2021, expanding cooperation in sports with international sports organizations and national and regional Olympic committees.
Addressing the event, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam hoped that with the recorded results, the committee’s new executive board, cadres, coaches, referees, and athletes will unite to further develop Vietnam’s sports.
The congress elected the fifth executive board with Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien as its Chairman.
Translated by Tran Hoai