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Vingroup Hires Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes for Football Academy in Hung Yen

Two well-known former soccer players from Great Britain have been hired by a new soccer academy in northern Vietnam in an attempt to create the country's first batch of World Cup-caliber footballers.

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The Reunification Game: How a 1976 Football Match Brought North & South Together

In early 1976, shortly after the dust had started to settle in a now-unified Vietnam, Le Buu, general director of the country’s Sports Administration Department, was tasked with heading to Saigon to a...

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The Bleak Future of Vietnam's Franchise Football

In the age of franchise football, Vietnamese clubs are struggling to maintain loyal spectators and economically viable teams. Can Vietnam transform its approach to football, fans, and the future of th...

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In Its Second Season, Vietnam's Pro Basketball League Continues to Grow

Fresh from the success of its 2016 debut, the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) recently began its second season. In addition to an increase in the league’s number of competing teams, the VBA is al...

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100-Kilometer Mountain Marathon in Sapa Crowns First Vietnamese Winner

A Vietnamese runner won the 100 kilometer category of the Vietnam Mountain Marathon in Sapa for the first time last weekend.

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Female Athletes Won Two-Thirds of Vietnam's SEA Games Gold Medals: Sport Official

Vietnam performed well during this year’s SEA Games in Malaysia, finishing third, and just two gold medals shy of exceeding its pre-tournament goal.

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Swimmer Anh Vien Clinches 2 Gold Medals, Breaks Own SEA Games Records

Vietnam's athletes have won an impressive haul of medals over the last two days at the 2017 SEA Games, currently underway in Kuala Lumpur.

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Wushu Martial Artists Earn Vietnam's First Gold Medals at SEA Games 2017

Vietnam’s delegation at this year’s SEA Games competition is off to a good start after wushu martial artists clinched the country’s first two gold medals late last week.

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A Brief Primer on Vietnam’s Football History

How Vietnamese teams made the jump from small-time local leagues to national franchise football.

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Hanoi Runner Becomes 1st Vietnamese to Complete Everest Marathon

A Hanoi native recently became the first Vietnamese national to complete the Everest Marathon in Nepal.

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70-Year-Old Vietnamese-American Runner Completes 7 Marathons in 7 Days

Next time you’re in need of a little exercise motivation, think of Chau Smith.

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Vietnamese Athletes Head to the Start Line in First-Ever Asian Winter Games

This week, even during Saigon’s cool, dry season mornings, people across the city will face 34-degree heat on their morning commute, many of them heading toward air-conditioned offices and shaded pati...

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[Video] Long An Football Team Throws Tantrum

Last week, the Long An football team pitched a pretty entertaining temper tantrum after disagreeing with a referee's controversial decision.

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Vietnam’s Young, Up-and-Coming Football Teams Aim for the World Stage

As Vietnam’s U-20 team packs its bags for Germany to prepare for May’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, the future looks bright for the country’s football fans.

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Construction on D2’s Rach Chiec Sports Complex to Start Next Year

After over two decades of deliberation, construction is set to begin on District 2’s Rach Chiec Sport Complex in 2017.

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Vietnam May Finally Legalize Sports Betting

After almost 18 years of discussion, Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance is leading the effort to legalize sports betting.

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Vietnamese Swimmer Breaks Asian Record to Take Home Gold

Yesterday, Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien left the 10th Asian Swimming Championships (ASC) with some hardware, in addition to setting a new competition record in the women’s 400-meter individu...

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Weightlifter Clinches Vietnam's First-Ever Paralympics Gold Medal, Breaks Own World Record

Exactly one month after military officer Hoang Xuan Vinh made history with Vietnam’s first and only Olympic gold medal currently, weightlifter Le Van Cong just snapped up the country’s first-ever gold...

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Can Vietnam Become Asia’s Sports Tourism Mecca?

Sports-minded residents in Vietnam’s major cities don’t have it easy: traffic overwhelms the streets and sidewalks; air quality is generally terrible; open spaces are nearly non-existent and it’s alwa...

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Vietnam Sports Officials Accused of Attending Olympics in Place of Doctors, Coaches

While Vietnam is still basking in the glory of its first-ever gold medal – not to mention the other hardware picked up by shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh – some aren't happy with the count...