SEA Games 31 kicks of with colorful opening ceremony

15:49 13/05/2022

The opening ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) was held solemnly at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on May 12 evening.

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The flag-raising ceremony takes place in solemn atmosphere.
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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, attended the ceremony.
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A beautiful performance of Vietnamese artists.
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A dance with lotus, a symbol of Vietnam will and strong spirit.
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The Vietnamese contingent on the stage of My Dinh National Stadium for parade.
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Cambodia contingent. 
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Indonesia contingent. 
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Laos contingent. 
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Malaysia contingent. 
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Timor-Leste contingent. 
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Philippines contingent. 
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Brunei Darussalam contingent. 
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Myanmar contingent. 
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Singapore contingent. 
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Thailand contingent. 

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Many fans came to My Dinh stadium despite the rainy weather.
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The opening ceremony saw the presence of a large number of athletes and coaches from the 11 delegations who have been competing in 40 sports since May 4. The Vietnamese delegation comprises more than 1,300 members.
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Athlete Vu Thanh An – gold medal at SEA Games 28, 29, 30 was honored to read the oath at the opening ceremony. 
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The flags of the Southeast Asian Games Federation and SEA Games 31 come into My Dinh National Stadium. 
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After President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech to officially open the regional sports event, fireworks exploded at My Dinh Stadium. 
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The ceremony looked to not only popularise images of Vietnam but also express the country’s readiness for integration, creativity, and contribution “For a Stronger Southeast Asia” as the theme of the Games goes. SEA Games 31 is taking place in Hanoi and 11 nearby localities until May 23.
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SEA Games 31 is taking place until May 23 in Hanoi and 11 provinces and cities with the theme “For a stronger Southeast Asia”.

By A.N (Photo: VNA)