The sixth National Sports Competition 2010 has begun in the central city of Da Nang with around 3,000 participants from 54 teams nationwide competing in 12 events.
The event opened with volleyball and chess games on Friday December 17. Organizers said the volleyball contest attracted 228 players while there were 200 contestants for the chess games.
About 500 athletes will take part in the track and field events that will take place from from December 24-31 at the Chi Lang Stadium.
More than 100 participants each will take part in other games like billiards & snooker, swimming, rowing, canoeing and badminton.
The opening ceremony of the competition will be held on Saturday, December 25.