15:37 | 26/09/2016 Sports
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the opening ceremony of the fifth Asian Beach Games (ABG5) in the central city of Da Nang on September 24.
Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
With the theme “Shining Sea, Bright Future,” the event is aimed at delivering a message of a beautiful, hospitable and united nation in the world heading to a bright future.
The procession of the Games torch was realized by five local fishermen from the sea to the shore and handed over it to five outstanding Vietnamese athletes, including Hoang Xuan Vinh, who won one gold and one silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
The ABG 5 will be organized from September 24-October 3 with the participation of more than 10,000 athletes from 40 nations and territories around the world.
Athletes joining the event will compete in 14 sports with 22 events for 172 medal sets.
The Vietnamese athletes will show off their skills at all sports, aiming to be among the top of the tournament. The country ranked fourth in the fourth Asian Beach Games, which took place in Phuket, Thailand in 2014./.