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Quach Thi Lan has promised to give her best performance at the coming Olympics after she was confirmed as the only Vietnamese track-and-field set to compete in Japan.

Taekwondo athlete secures Vietnam's eighth Olympic berth

Truong Thi Kim Tuyen earned Vietnam's eighth Olympic slot on May 21 night in Amman, Jordan.

Shooters take World Cup silver but no Olympic slot

Vietnamese shooters won a silver medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup but failed to secure an Olympic slot.

VN marksmen to miss 2021 Olympics

Vietnamese shooters failed to win a card to the 2021 Olympics in the final qualifying round of the World Shooting Cup.

Gymnasts target Olympic slots, SEA Games titles

Vietnamese athletes are working hard to secure a second slot in gymnastics at the coming Olympics in Tokyo this year.

Marksman Vinh to skip SEA Games and aim for Olympics

Olympic champion shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh has announced he will not compete at the 31st Southeast Asian Games to be held in Vietnam next year.

Olympics delay helps medal chance, says gymnast Tung

The postponement of the Olympics is considered good news for gymnast Le Thanh Tung who aims for a top result at the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by a year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.

Phelps writes new page with four wins in same event

 Michael Phelps of the United States won the Olympic 200 meters individual medley on Thursday to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and become the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games.

WHO sees 'very low' risk of further Zika spread due to Olympics

 There is a "very low risk" of further international spread of Zika virus as result of the Olympic Games to be held in Brazil, the heart of the current outbreak linked to birth defects,

U.S. health official says Zika not a reason to cancel Olympics

The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, 

Weightlifter Vuong Thi Huyen to compete at Olympics

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vuong Thi Huyen has been selected to represent Viet Nam at the Rio Olympic women’s weightlifting competition.

Australia's Starpharma, Ansell to supply anti-Zika condoms for Olympics

Australian pharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings Ltd said it is teaming up with world No. 2 condom maker Ansell Ltd to supply Zika virus-proof condoms to the Australian Olympic team ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games. 

Vn women's national football team face uphill battle

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national women's football squad will leave for Japan today faced with big challenges at the last Olympics qualification.

Zika virus scare spreads as Brazil gears up for Carnival, Olympics

Olympic and tourism officials in Brazil downplayed risks for foreign visitors from the mosquito-borne Zika virus on Monday, even as the health ministry warned pregnant women to consult doctors before visiting the country amid a widening scare.

From ‘local pond’ SEA Games to ‘ocean’ Olympics

A quarter of a century has gone by since Vietnamese sport reintegrated into international sporting festivals. However, the necessity of self-elevation is still needed to fulfill the nation’s competitive desire to fly higher, faster and further.

Archer aims to lift sport's profile

VietNamNet Bridge – Archer Nguyen Tien Cuong is hoping to build on his initial successes at regional competitions to lift the profile of his sport in Viet Nam while also pursuing his dream to one day compete at the Olympics. 

$100,000 reward for Vietnam’s taekwondo talents

With the support from the Republic of Korea, the women’s national taekwondo team of Vietnam will be trained and guided by excellent experts to aim to Olympic medals in 2016.

Young swimmer to be funded with $50,000 in 2013

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2013, the 17-year-old female swimmer--Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will be invested with a record high funding from the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, over VND1 billion ($50,000).