Monday, March 30, 2009

10,000 walk for Indoor Games

More than 10,000 people participated in a walk in Ho Chi Minh City on March 29 to welcome the upcoming 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG) to be hosted by Vietnam this year for the first time.

Walkers wearing headbands and carrying the AIG flag paraded along a 2.5km route, from the Municipal Theatre to Dong Khoi, Ton Duc Thang, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi, Pasteur, Ly Tu Trong, then returned to the starting point.

Also on the occasion, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, vice chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, received the AIG flag from the Vietnam Olympic Committee and the AIG organising board, officially launching the Games campaign in the city.

Ho Chi Minh City is one of six selected localities to host AIG events. It has 11 venues to hold 8 events and 6 others reserved for training.

March to promote 3rd Asian Indoor Games

HCM City, March 30 (VNA) – A march for a successful Asian Indoor Games (AIGs) and the development of Asia was held in HCM City on March 29, attracting 10,000 people.

Walkers carrying bands and slogans to promote the upcoming third annual games, to be held in Vietnam from October 30-November 8, departed from and finished at the city’s Opera House, traversing a 2.5km route through the city.

Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha received a flag symbolizing Vietnam ’s role in hosting the event from the Vietnam Olympic Committee, and officially launched a campaign to promote the competition.

HCM City is one of six localities in Vietnam selected to organise the games. (VNA)