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17/05/2018 - 23:41

Long An: the 8th sports festival opened

Long An Province People’s Committee solemnly held the opening ceremony of the 8th provincial sports festival, last night.

Long An province Party Committee Secretary cum chairman of People’s Council Pham Van Ranh, Chairman of Long An People’s Committee Tran Van Can and former leaders, leaders of the departments, agencies, representatives of Sports department under Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, athletes, students…attended the event.

The event attracted the participant of over 2,000 outstanding athletics from 16 units. The athletes will compete in 17 sports.

The event aims to promote sports & culture activities in the province. Besides, through this event, the organization board would select outstanding athletes to take part in the national sports festival.

The organizers announced results of 11 out of 17 subjects including Tan An city was ranked top with 30 gold medals followed by Can Giuoc district with 17 gold medals, Ben Luc district with 15 gold medals, Can Duoc district with 11 gold medals.

Long An province’s deputy Chairman – Head of the organization board Hoang Van Lien said the program is in response to the national sports campaign contributing to improving people’s healthcare and the provincial social economic development./.

By Le Duc, Van Dat –Translated by Dinh Thanh

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