This year’s tournament attracts the participation of 201 athletes from 43 press agencies across the country.

Athletes during flag saluting ceremony 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association Nguyen Duc Loi held that the tournament has been organized for many years, drawing the participation of reporters across the nation. Therefore, it has become a meaningful playground for the participants.

It is an occasion for the reporters to keep fit and strengthen solidarity, thereby encouraging them to overcome difficulties to fulfill their political tasks.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Loi presenting flag to athletes

Mr. Nguyen Duc Loi also expressed his hope that this year’s event would promote sporting movement in press associations and agencies, and become a festival of journalists throughout the country.

The tournament consists of 14 categories. In particular, this year’s competition is also held for former heads of press agencies.

Athletes of the People's Army Newspaper

Some units participating in the tournament for the first time include the Chapter of Quang Ngai provincial Journalist Association, the Veterans Newspaper of Ho Chi Minh City.

Besides, there are many units participating in the tournament for many years in a row with a large number of athletes.

The tournament is scheduled to last until November 20.

Translated by Chung Anh