Two Vietnamese representatives to join Olympic torch relay

Miss Vietnam World Ngo Phuong Lan and international chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem will join a torch procession in Manchester city from June 21-25 ahead of the upcoming London Summer Olympics.

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Le Quang Liem

Liem and Lan are among more than 100 outstanding individuals from around the world invited to take part in the torch relay, thanks to sponsorship by Samsung.

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Ngo Phuong Lan

This year, as many as 6,800 torchbearers from 58 countries will carry the Olympic torch for 70 days throughout the UK, starting from Land’s End and finishing at Stratford Stadium in London to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony on July 27.

On the occasion, Samsung has officially launched a charitable program entitled “Samsung Hope Relay” to encourage young Vietnamese people to support the world’s largest sporting event and raise funds for underprivileged children.

The program, which will begin at Phu My Hung urban centre in Ho Chi Minh City on June 17, is expected to attract more than 5,000 participants, including four celebrity goodwill ambassadors, namely actress Ngo Thanh Van, singer Ha Anh Tuan, 2008 Australia Idol Thanh Bui, and chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem.