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Hà Nội plans 40 sports for 31st SEA Games

March 02, 2019 - 09:00

The 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is expected to have 40 sports, according to the Việt Nam Sports Administration after their meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.

The Vietnamese sport delegation at the opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia in 2017. Việt Nam will host the 31st Games in 2021 and expects to organise 40 sports. — Photo 24h.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will have more sports than in the past, according to the Việt Nam Sports Administration.

Speaking at a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, the administration named 36 sports, saying a further four will be added in the coming months.

They will be divided into three groups. One will be athletics and aquatics, another for gymnastics, rowing, football, shooting, weightlifting and martial arts and the third for 11 regional and new sports such as dancing, chess, muay, vovinam and esport.

The SEA Games is biggest sport festival held twice a year. The 31st tournament will be organised in Hà Nội and the surrounding provinces of Bắc Ninh, Quảng Ninh, Hải Dương, Hải Phòng, Vĩnh Phúc and Hòa Bình in 2021.

The 30th Games with a record of 56 sports will be in the Philippines later this year. At the closing ceremony on December 11, Việt Nam will be given the SEA Games federation flag. — VNS

List of sport for 2021 SEA Games

Category 1 (compulsory sports): athletics, aquatics

Category 2 (Olympic and Asian Games sports): football, futsal, gymnastics, rowing, shooting, archery, weightlifting, judo, karate, wushu, wrestling, boxing, fencing, badminton, sepak takraw, tennis, volleyball, basketball, handball, cycling, table tennis, billiards, snooker and golf.

Category 3 (regional and new sports): petanque, shuttlecock, vovinam, fin-swimming, dance, chess, pencak silat, muay, bodybuilding, esport and kick boxing.—VNS