ANOC home. About 10, athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees will be competing in 40 sports and events. Vietnam's capital Hanoi was originally chosen as host of the next Asian Games but withdrew due to financial reasons.
The following is a list of the number of competitors representing Vietnam that participated at the Games:. Twenty-two Vietnamese athletes  competed in athletics events at the Asian Games, winning a total of 5 medals including 1 gold medal in women's long jump, 1 silver medal in women's m hurdles, and 3 bronze medals in women's m steeplechase, women's triple jump and women's 4 x m relay. Vietnam men's football team were drawn in group D, while the women's team in group C.
HANOI Reuters - Vietnam quit as host of the Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot the bill for facilities and venues that would not be profitable in the years after the Games. It was not immediately clear which country would take over from Hanoi as hosts of the 18th Asian Games.
Five days after opening its group stage games with a win over Thailand, world No. Japan remains confident in its quest to win the tournament for the first time since the games in Guangzhou, China. InNadeshiko Japan won silver after going down to North Korea in the final. Forward Yuika Sugasawa struck on either side of the halftime for Japan, while Mina Tanaka also scored a brace to put the match well out of reach.
Son has been given leave from his Premier League club to take part in Indonesia as one of three overage players that each team is allowed. The reason: The South Korean government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any kind with an exemption from the compulsory month military service. Failure to win a gold medal in Indonesia will likely mean that the year-old Son will have to return to South Korea within the next two years to perform his national duty.
Meanwhile, Syria created several dangerous situations, but were repelled by goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, who pulled out some amazing saves. In the 42nd minute, Syria had a decent opportunity but the effort flew off target, leaving the first half scoreless at the break. Twenty minutes into the second half, Vietnam started playing with more caution, without launching any major attacks, which allowed them to stymie the Syrian aerial threat.
Vietnam's dream run at the Asian Games fizzled out with a defeat to UAE in the penalty shootout after the scores were level at a goal each at full time. Vietnam's coach Park Hang-seo looks down after his team's defeat. Photo by Duc Dong.
A burst of fireworks followed the announcement, marking the start of the two-week tournament to be held in Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra. It is the second such symbolic gesture this year by the two Koreas, who also walked together at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony — an event that heralded an unprecedented warming of ties. There were huge cheers when the two Koreas, whose athletes together number about 1, marched in together wearing pristine white and blue uniforms.
NDO - Vietnam began competing at the Asian Games Asiad from the event in New Delhi, India, with 40 athletes, coaches and officials, competing in three sports including athletics, swimming and shooting. Marksman Nguyen Quoc Cuong became the first Vietnamese athlete to win a medal at the largest sporting event on the continent, with the bronze medal won at Asiad Meanwhile, in the event in Hiroshima, Japan, taekwondo martial artist Tran Quang Ha made history for the country's sport as he became the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the quadrennial Games.