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[Photos] SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colorful opening ceremony

FRIDAY, 13/05/2022 10:04:36

SEA Games 31 burst into life with fireworks and a captivating cultural show in the capital city of Ha Noi, the Games officially run from May 12-23 with over 5,000 athletes from 11 nations competing.

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The Games came to life in a flourish of color, dance and performance, all under the banner of the Games slogan For A Stronger Southeast Asia

 
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A dance with lotus, a symbol of Vietnam will and strong spirit

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The flags of the Southeast Asian Games Federation and SEA Games 31 come into My Dinh National Stadium

 
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The Southeast Asian Games Federation and SEA Games 31 flag hoisting ceremony

 
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The athletes parade followed with representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

 
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Malaysia contingent

 
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Cambodia contingent

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The ceremony looked to not only popularise images of Vietnam but also express the country readiness for integration, creativity, and contribution For a Stronger Southeast Asia as the theme of the Games goes

 
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The torch ceremony set the flame alight, and let the Games begin

 
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The opening ceremony ended with the Games' official song Let’s shine, delivered by famous singers Hong Nhung, Tung Duong and the Oplus band

 
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After President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech to officially open the regional sports event, fireworks exploded at My Dinh Stadium

 
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This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the region's biggest sports competition, the first time being in 2003

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