Hoang Anh Tuan: a different role
About 10,000 people in the capital city of Hanoi took part in a walk to welcome the upcoming 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG), to be held in Vietnam for the first time.
Before the walk, Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Minister and the AIG 3 Vice Chairman Nguyen Danh Thai handed the flag and the torch of the Games to Vietnamese top weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan, Beijing Olympic silver medalist, high-jumper Bui Thi Nhung and Miss Sport Tran Thi Quynh. They were the representatives for the 500-day Walk Campaign for the success of Asian Indoor Games 3 with the theme of ‘Walk for the AIG 3; for a Green, Clean and Beautiful Capital City’.
The third Asian Indoor Games will be organised in Vietnam from October 30 to November 8 with the participation of 45 countries and territories. Hanoi will be one of the main organising units, hosting 12 official sports along with the opening and the closing ceremonies.