45th National Athletics Championship to feature 50 events

The 45th edition of the National Athletics Championship will take place from December 5-12 at the My Dinh National Sports Complex in Hanoi, with 50 events, according to the Vietnam Athletics Federation (VAF).

The tournament is to assess training quality in localities and sectors, and select outstanding athletes for a training course ahead of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) to be hosted by Vietnam and the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) next year, as well as upcoming tourneys at home and abroad.

The VAF said to ensure safety and curb the spread of COVID-19, all participants and spectators must receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine for no less than 14 days or recover from the disease within six months; and test negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours before the opening ceremony.

All competitors and staff have to take rapid antigen tests once in three days and comply with medical guidelines of the host city.

Those come from worst-hit localities are not allowed to participate in.