VOV.VN - Approximately 150 Vietnamese players residing in eight European nations took part in a friendly table-tennis tournament held in the German capital of Berlin on May 21.
In his opening speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh spoke highly of the sports movements among the Vietnamese expat communities in Europe, and expressed hope that these movements will be further developed moving forward in a bid to strengthen solidarity among the communities.
The table-tennis tournament is a major sporting activity attracting Vietnamese nationals throughout Europe. Every year the tournament is held alternately in countries such as Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
This year the tournament brought together the largest number of athletes so far with 150 players of different ages from 9 to 82.
The players were divided into eight groups competing in a round robin format, with the top two winning players from each group progressing to the finals.
The tournament has been resumed following a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.