THE opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games, hosted by Viet Nam, took place on 12 May at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.
The opening ceremony featured traditional dances from the host country, followed by sport teams from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and the host Viet Nam entering the field.
After that, the flag of the SEA Games Federation; The SEA Games flag was hoisted and opened by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Athletes from Viet Nam then carry the SEA Games torch relay to the designated spot.
The 31st SEA Games will be held from 12 to 23 May, and some sports will be held from 6 May. More than 5,400 athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries are competing in the event.
The competition includes 40 sports and a total of 526 gold medals will be awarded. The Myanmar sports team have win one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the tourney. — Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM