The Hanoitimes - The Vietnamese delegation with six athletes will compete in the eighth Asian Winter Games, that will take place from February 19 to 27 in Sapporo, Japan, unveiled the Vietnam Sports Administration on February 6.
This is the first time Vietnamese athletes compete in the regional winter games. The 10-member team will be led by Mai Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sport.
The Vietnamese athletes will compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Winter sports are developing in Vietnam, especially in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City.
The Asian Winter Games 2017 is expected to attact the participation of athletes from 30 Asian countries and territories. They will compete in 64 events across 11 winter sports including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling, ski jumping, freestyle skiing, biathlon and short track speed skating.
To prepare for the Asian Winter Games 2017, Vietnamese athletes have practiced the sports for several months in the south central province of Binh Thuan.
Translated by Thu Minh