|The Việt Nam Olympic Committee received the Labour Order, third class from the President of Việt Nam in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — Photo baovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Olympic Committee (VOC) held a ceremony to celebrate its 40th anniversary (December 20, 1976) and received the Labour Order, third class from the President of Việt Nam in Hà Nội on Tuesday.
The ceremony was attended by member of the Politburo of the Party Central Committee and President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện.
Addressing the ceremony, Hoàng Tuấn Anh, former minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and chairman of the VOC said since the VOC was founded, it has completed its tasks outstandingly and contributed to sports development in the country based on three principles: sports for everyone, elite sports and international sporting relationships.
One of VOC’s excellent achievements is its contribution to the 2016 Olympic gold medal won by Vietnamese shooter Hoàng Xuân Vinh and the 2016 Paralympic gold medal by weightlifter Lê Văn Công. — VNS