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Vinh voted chairman of handball body

Update: October, 03/2013 - 10:42
Vu Quang Vinh (R), editor-in-chief of the Children's Newspaper, has been voted chairman of the Viet Nam Handball Federation.— Photo .flickr.com

HANOI (VNS)— Vu Quang Vinh, editor-in-chief of the Children's Newspaper, has been voted chairman of the Viet Nam Handball Federation.

At a meeting in Ha Noi on Tuesday, the federation was officially established after a year of planning.

Vinh has been involved in sport for some time, and has contributed a lot to the development of handball.

He will be assisted by three deputies.

Dao Duc Kien, head of the Viet Nam Sports Administration's handball department, has been appointed general secretary.

Handball arrived in Viet Nam in the 1980s and became one of National Sport Games 14 years later. It's popularity has grown ever since, especially in Ha Noi and HCM City.

Viet Nam's handball national team have grabbed gold medals at the SEA Games and ASEAN Championships, and bronze medals at the Asian Beach Games in 2010 and 2012. — VNS

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