January, 06 2010 10:00:42

Huong named one of the best runners in Asia

Viet Nam’s Vu Thi Huong was named one of the best indoor runners of 2009 by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).

Although she could not take part in three rounds of the Asian Grand Prix because of injury, Huong won a gold medal and set a new 60m record at the third Asian Indoor Games last November. She later grabbed two golds and one silver at the 25th SEA Games in Laos last December and won two silvers at the Asian championship.

Huong is the only Vietnamese athlete to make it on to the AAA’s list. Thai heptathlete Wassanee Winatho was the only other athlete from Southeast Asia to be honoured by the AAA.


Injury forces international referee into retirement

Three-time Golden Whistle winner Duong Van Hien has announced his retirement because of long-term injury.

Hien suffered a ligament injury just days ahead of the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane last month. Doctors said he needed to take at least a year off to fully recover after surgery.

Under FIFA age rules, the 44-year-old HCM City-born referee could have worked for another two years.

V-League referees Dang Thanh Ha, Le Quoc An and Tran Khanh Hung have also retired.


Mountain climbing kicks off National Sports Festival

The 2010 National Sports Festival kicks off today.

Athletes will compete in 41 events for 903 sets of medals.

The festival begins today with mountain climbing in Binh Phuoc, which will be followed by aerobics, dancing, judo and football events.

The festival’s second stage will take place in central Da Nang City in December and will include diving, canoeing, rowing, weightlifting, basketball, billiards and volleyball.

The festival is held every four years. — VNS

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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 1    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.