Vietnam aims high at Tokyo Olympics 2020 hinh anh 1Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has highly appreciated the efforts of coaches and athletes in the first working weeks after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

At a meeting with the coaches and athletes at Hanoi National Sports Training Centre on February 12, Thien congratulated Vietnam’s sports sector and wished athletes luck for more success in 2019.

The minister also wished all athletes to be confident and determined to bring glory to the nation in the regional, continental and global events this year.

He also suggested the delegation focus on success at the 30th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 30), which will be held from November 30 to December 10 this year in the Philippines.  

Thien also urged athletes to work to match or exceed their achievement of one gold and one silver at the Rio Olympics 2016 at the Olympics 2020.

Director of the centre Nguyen Manh Hung said to prepare for the Tokyo  Olympics 2020, after Tet, the track and field, shooting, weightlifting and archery teams returned to training as normal.-VNA