SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony

May 13, 2022 | 17:56
SEA Games 31 burst into life with fireworks and a captivating cultural show in the capital city of Hanoi, the Games officially run from 12-23 May with over 5,000 athletes from 11 nations competing.
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The Games came to life in a flourish of colour, dance and performance, all under the banner of the Games slogan For A Stronger Southeast Asia. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
A dance with lotus, a symbol of Vietnam will and strong spirit. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The Southeast Asian Games Federation and SEA Games 31 flag hoisting ceremony at the opening. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The Vietnamese contingent on the stage of My Dinh National Stadium for parade. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The flag-raising ceremony takes place in solemn atmosphere. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The flag-raising ceremony takes place in solemn atmosphere. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The athletes parade followed with representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
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. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The flags of the Southeast Asian Games Federation and SEA Games 31 come into My Dinh National Stadium. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
Malaysia contingent. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
Cambodia contingent. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The torch ceremony set the flame alight, and let the Games begin. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
The opening ceremony ended with the Games official song Let’s shine, delivered by famous singers Hong Nhung, Tung Duong and the Oplus band. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
After President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech to officially open the regional sports event, fireworks exploded at My Dinh Stadium. (Photo: VNA)
SEA Games 31 begins with vivid, colourful opening ceremony
This is the second time Vietnam hosted the region biggest sports competition, the first time being in 2003. (Photo: VNA)

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