|Teams parade at the opening ceremony of the National Sports Games in Hà Nội on Sunday evening. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The National Sports Games, a multi-sport event held every four years, officially opened at Hà Nội’s Mỹ Đình National Stadium on Sunday evening.
Việt Nam’s top three athletes, including Olympic gold medallist Hoàng Xuân Vinh, took charge of the torch relay and lit up the venue.
The event attracts the participation of more than 7,000 athletes and 2,500 coaches from 63 cites and provinces across the country, competing in 36 sports including golf, karatedo, wushu, pencak silat, athletics, swimming, boxing and fencing.
Several events have already begun, such as bodybuilding, springboard, rowing and tennis.
Most of the events will be held in Hà Nội, while mountain bikers will head to Hoà Bình Province and beach volleyballers will take to the beach in Khánh Hòa.
The event will last until December 10. — VNS