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Vietnam proposes to add four martial arts to the 33rd SEA Games

The Vietnam Olympic Committee has sent an official letter to the Southeast Asian Sports Federation with a proposal to add four sports to the competition schedule of the 2025 Southeast Asian Games.

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Vietnam proposes to add vovinam to the official competition program of the 33rd SEA Games in Thailand in 2025. (Photo: Dung Phuong)

These suggested sports include vovinam, karate, jiu-jitsu, wushu and sambo.

At a recent meeting of the Southeast Asian Sports Federation on May 15 in Thailand, the Organizing Committee of the 33rd Southeast Asian Games, hosted by Thailand, tentatively announced the list of sports for the upcoming 33rd Southeast Asian Games.

Among them, vovinam, karate, jiujitsu, wushu, sambo and several other sports were not mentioned.

It is expected that the Southeast Asian Sports Federation will continue to hold a meeting in December to officially announce the number of sports in the SEA Games 2025 competition program.

In the SEA Games 31 and SEA Games 32, vovinam was listed in the official competition programme.

Vietnamese sports hoped that Vietnamese martial arts would be practiced at the 33rd SEA Games.

By Minh Chien- Translated by Huyen Huong