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The opening ceremony of the VNUHCM’s 2017 student sport festival

On April 11th, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) kicked off to launch the 2017 Festival of Student Sport. The event took place at the Multifunctional Sport Hall of the University of Technology. Presented at the ceremony were those in VNUHCM’s system. They included Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia - Vice President, Departments’ Leaders, Representatives to President Board of the university members, and last but not least more than 600 students, the athletes.

In his keynote address at the ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia highly appreciated the sport activities among VNUHCM’s students in recent years. He showed his wish that the Festival would become the highlighted activity in encouraging the students to engage in physical activities for their health.

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Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia handed over the Festival’s flag to Dr. Le Thi Thanh Mai – Chairman 

The Festival of Student Sport is regularly held every two years for VNUHCM’s students. This year’s festival attracted the athletes who were the students from the 9 university members. Nearly 1,000 competed in male and female futsal, male and female volleyball, male basketball, table tennis, badminton, chess, and Chinese chess.

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Dr. Le Thi Thanh Mai – Chairman handed over the winning flag to the athletes of
University of Information Technology

One day prior, on April 10th, the male and female futsal players competed their first games. The male futsal team from the University of Information Technology earned a 3-1 victory over a team from the French University Pole.

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University of Information Technology’s athletes

The opening ceremony also was marked with phenomenal musical performances by VNUHCM’s students; and featured with the show-up of Phuong Anh Idol - a Vietnam’s popular singer. This University of Economics and Law’s alumni won a Bronze medal at the 2007 Festival.

By Diem Minh, Image: Huy Hoang

Translator: Duong Kim Thuy Linh