The UK has completed major facilities to ensure that the London 2012 Summer Olympics will become a unique social, cultural and sporting event for international friends.
This remark was made on June 13 by the UK Ambassador to Vietnam, Antony Stokes, when receiving the Vietnamese sports leaders and athletes who will join the Summer Games from July 27-August 12 and Paralympics from August 29-September 9.
He wished the Vietnamese delegation success saying that he will be very happy to see some of its athletes bag home gold medals.
So far, 15 Vietnamese athletes have won berths for the event, including gymnasts Phan Thi Ha Thanh, Pham Phuoc Hung and Do Thi Ngan Thuong, taekwondo artists Le Huynh Chau and Chu Hoang Dieu Linh, judoka Van Ngoc Tu, shooters Hoang Xuan Vinh and Le Thi Hoang Ngoc, track-and-field athlete Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc, wrestler Nguyen Thi Lua, fencer Nguyen Tien Nhat, rowers Pham Thi Hai and Pham Thi Thao, weightlifter Tran Le Quoc Toan and badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh.
Before competing at the Olympics, some Vietnamese squads will attend training sessions at Bradford College. The Olympics organizing board will provide £25,000 in cash to support them.