HA NOI (VNS) — National carrier Vietnam Airlines and the National Sports Administration yesterday held a farewell for the Vietnamese sports delegation taking part in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. The airline is carrying all sporting equipment for the group free of charge. Viet Nam is sending 392 athletes to participate in 28 of the 36 sports at the Games.
The Viet Nam Athletics Federation has signed a six-month sponsorship contract with local car maker, the Truong Hai automobile company. The federation said the sponsorship contract, worth VND1 billion (US$48,000), will cover bonus and training for athletes competing in the SEA Games. The federation is offering VND20 million ($950) as cash reward to gold medal winners at the games, excluding the cash prizes that will be given by the National Sports Administration. — Photo Courtesy of Vietnam Airlines