WORLD CUP 2006 ALGER - Official Report
كأس العالم – الجزائر 2006.
In three consecutive days, from 28-30 of April 2006, the city of Alger (Algeria) was the capital of Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao around the world, organizing the 2nd Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao World Cup.
Appointing Alger as the organizing city wasn’t by chance ; Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao Algeria did a superp job presenting its case not just with demonstrated sincerity toward the traditions and values of Vovinam, but also with its unquestionable ability to organize in the magnitude. Thus, the World Vovinam-VVD Federation entrusted the organization of the 2nd Vovinam-VVD World Cup 2006, in its effort to promote Vovinam around the world.
Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao is the culmination of the Vietnamese martial arts traditions, over many centuries, has been able to select and codify, transcends geographic, cultural and national divides to offer and promote Vietnamese martial arts heritage to the world community. The Second World Championship at Agler is an unquestionable proof. 174 competitors, 26 international masters, 286 participants representing 10 countries attended this championship. This is a shared pride, honorable mark, and worldwide humanitarian faith toward the Vietnamese martial arts heritage.
Significantly, Mr. YAHIA GUIDOUM, the Minister of Algerian Youth & Sports agreed to chair the Vovinam-Vietvodao World Cup 2006. He officially kicked-off the event in the midst of a festive atmosphere, with the attendance of a number of diplomatic delegations, press corps, athletic organizations, financial supporters, disciples, masters and guests of Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao grand family. The grand opening ceremony could not contain the anticipation and eagerness to compete of the attending competitors.
The Grand Championship Evening was attended with a huge and never-seen-before festive spectators. The medalists expressed great joys of winning while maintained a high degree of modesty ; in contrast, those who lost did not display a lost in confidence and honor of the martial artists. The masters’ demeanors were impartial, highly appropriate for the roles of referees and judges. The high degree of sportmanship and martial arts honor displayed during the Vovinam World Cup 2006, once again demonstrated the growth of Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao in the world.
On the behalf of the Organizing Committee, we espcially express sincere appreciations and thanks to:
- Public officials, financial supporters, various press agencies, who supported and contributed to the success of this World Cup.
- The ambassadors of the attending nations who spent your valuable time and supports for this event.
- Viet Vo Dao Disciples, instructors and masters, whose priceless contributions brought about the success of Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao World Cup 2006.
See You again at World Cup Deutschland 2010 !