‘For A Stronger Southeast Asia’ will be the official motto of the SEA Games to be hosted by Vietnam at the end of this year.
The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism explained it is a message Vietnam wants to deliver to governments and people in Southeast Asia to exhort them to unite and strengthen the bloc’s position internationally.
The official logo of SEA Games 31. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Sports Administration.
SEA Games 31, together with Para Games 11, will be held from November 21 to December 2 in Hanoi and 11 other places in the northern region: Hai Phong City and Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, and Bac Giang provinces.
It will feature 40 sports with 526 events.
Para Games 11 will kick off after its conclusion and be held from December 17 to 23 with 11 sports.
Most of Vietnam’s squads for the games have begun training in camps.
The organizers have begun preparatory works such as setting up and repairing transportation, medical and logistics facilities.
However, some aspects have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially finding sponsors for the events.