Vietnam to host 5th ASEAN School Games

January 24, 2013 9:00 am 

HANOI, Jan. 24 — The fifth ASEAN School Games will take place here from June 22-30, Vietnam's state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.

The event is expected to attract 1,500 athletes and coaches from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

According to the report, regional students will compete in track and field, sepak takraw, swimming, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and pencak silat.

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The ASEAN School Games is an annual sporting event which aims to enhance friendship among students around the region. The fourth edition was held in Indonesia in 2012. (PNA/Xinhua)



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