|Defending champion of ASIAD 2018 in long jump Bùi Thị Thu Thảo. - Photo dantri.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI - A total VNĐ30 billion (US$1.30 million) will be invested to help prepare 27 head coaches and 66 athletes for key international contests in the next few years, according to deputy head of Việt Nam Sports Administration Trần Đức Phấn.
With the SEA Games in the Philippines by the end of this year and qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, SEA Games 2021 and ASIAD 2022 on the horizon, Việt Nam’s sports sector is entering a crucial period.
The money will be mainly focused on athletics, swimming, weightlifting, shooting and gymnastics.
Top names like champion of the 2018 ASIAD long jump Bùi Thị Thu Thảo and swimmer Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên are set to receive the sponsorship.
Vương Bích Thắng, head of the administration, said if selected coaches and athletes cannot remain their form, achievements and morals, they will lose funding and other athletes will get it.
He also added that no footballers will be supported as they already receive more funds than the administration can provide from the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF).
He added the Prime Minister has approved the investment project for sports talents of Việt Nam, and it is being deployed by the administration. VNS