Accordingly, SEA Games 31 will take place from May 5 to 23, 2022 at the central locations of Hanoi and neighboring localities including Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho and Bac Giang. This is the second time Hanoi has hosted the Southeast Asian Games since 2003.
SEA Games 31 will take place from May 5 to 23, 2022 in Hanoi and neighboring localities.
SEA Games 31 will have 40 subjects and 526 contents with 10,000 participants. In which, Hanoi capital will hold the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on May 12 and May 23, respectively. These two important ceremonies will take place at My Dinh National Stadium – Hanoi.
In the sports schedule just announced, men’s football will take place from May 6 to May 22, while women’s football will take place 5 days later on May 11 and end one day earlier on May 21. Other sports such as Athletics, Basketball, Boat Racing, Vovinam, Volleyball, etc. are also detailed with competition dates and medal awards.
According to the Organizing Committee, at present, all the preparation of facilities is being carried out on schedule under the close and regular supervision and inspection of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Sports. In particular, My Dinh Stadium, where the opening ceremony, closing ceremony and men’s football final will take place, is currently being actively repaired and upgraded, ensuring as planned. The Organizing Committee has set a goal that, by April 2022, all preparations for the 31st SEA Games, especially the infrastructure system with the focus on the competition venues will have to be completed, put into trial operation, ready to serve the SEA Games. Despite facing difficulties, the progress and quality of preparation for the SEA Games are still guaranteed according to the schedule, goals and requirements set forth.
Previously, at the Conference of the Office of the Southeast Asian Sports Federation in an online form at 10 bridge points in ASEAN countries and Timor – Leste took place on December 7, the host Vietnam said, according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health in pandemic prevention during the Games, emergency services and Covid-19 testing will be provided at the competition and non-competition venues. Athletes, coaches and team officials will be regularly tested for Covid-19.
The Southeast Asian Games 31 in 2021 is a special SEA Games in the history of Southeast Asian Games in general as well as the preparation, operation and organization of the SEA Games for the host country, Vietnam in particular