Sport in Vietnam

We may see Vietnam as a very traditional country from the food, clothing, and religion that they have inherited from the Chinese. But Vietnam has a traditional sport that is far from the ways of the Chinese. It is a form of wrestling called Dau Vat which is very well-known across the country.



Now in the modern days, soccer has captured the hearts of the Vietnamese people, and even the kids play informal games on the streets and in parks.

Vietnam also hold a four-year multi-sport event involving participants throughout the country. It is called the “Vietnam National Games” where goals are; one, to examine the training cycle of the athletes, secondly, to encourage each city in training new athletes and lastly, to exercise the national sporting athletes for international competitions

One of the most successful athletes from Vietnam is Lee Nguyen. He is regarded to be the most popular mid-fielder in Vietnam and is playing for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.

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Vietnam has been a participant to the Olympic Games since 1952 with exception to 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the Winter Olympics. However, they only have received two medals (both silver) from Trần Hiếu Ngân (2000 Sydney, TaeKwonDo) and Hoàng Anh Tuấn (2008 Beijing, Weightlifting).

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Vietnam.

Popular sports of Vietnam

Local or Traditional Sports of Vietnam

Vietnamese Sporting Success

Athletes from Vietnam

Vietnam Sports trivia

Vietnam at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Vietnam

Upcoming sporting events in Vietnam

Annual sporting events held in Vietnam

Sporting Facilities in Vietnam

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