Herbalife and Vietnam Olympic Committee give send-off to almost 353 Vietnamese athletes bound for 2018 ASIAD in Indonesia

To celebrate their departure to compete at the Games, the high-spirited ceremony featured speeches from leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism assigning tasks to the Vietnam Sports Team, top athletes expressing their commitment to delivering the best results, and sports and music performances by top athletes and artists to boost the morale of the Vietnam Sports Delegation for the upcoming Games.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, handed the mission to Mr. Tran Duc Phan - Head of Vietnam Sports Delegation

As part of Herbalife’s long-standing nutrition sponsorship for the VOC, the Herbalife team will be at the 2018 ASIAD to provide the Vietnam Sports Delegation with nutrition advice and product support throughout the event. In addition, Herbalife will give spot awards to the first 10 Vietnamese athletes who claim medals for Vietnam at the upcoming Asian Games.

“We are delighted that our contributions to Vietnam sports have been highly appreciated by the Vietnam General Department of Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as well as by Vietnam sports in general,” said Ms. Shobie Ann King, Vice President/ Sub-Regional General Manager, Southeast Asia, Herbalife. “We understand that 2018 ASIAD is the toughest sporting arena in Asia and achieving the ambitious targets in this sporting event will be of great importance for Vietnamese athletes as they get ready for the road to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. We wish all the best to all of the participating athletes and look forward to an exciting event.”

The Vietnam Sports Delegation will compete with close to 11.300 athletes from 45 countries in Asia across 465 events and 40 sports.

“As an Official Nutrition sponsor for Vietnamese top athletes bound for 2018 ASIAD, we are proud to provide our top athletes with science-backed nutrition expertise and products before, during and after the Games. We all know that winning a medal at this toughest sporting event in Asia is not an easy mission, so a much higher level of preparedness is required for all our athletes. We will cheer Vietnamese athletes on as we follow their every move during the Games and I believe that with their strong determination and passion for winning, our athletes will again make us proud on this Asian sporting field," said Mr. Pham Tuong Huy, General Manager and Director of Herbalife Vietnam.

Mr. Pham Tuong Huy - General Manager of Herbalife Vietnam - presents the sponsor symbol to Mr. Tran Duc Phan

"The 2018 ASIAD is just 10 days away and we can see our athletes are staying fully focused on the preparations to achieve impressive results at this biggest sporting event in Asia. As a close partner of Vietnam sports, Herbalife Nutrition is working very closely with us to make sure our top athletes are being provided with the necessary nutrition and athletic training support to unleash their full strengths and win medals at the upcoming Games”. said Mr. Tran Van Manh, Secretary General of Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC).

Herbalife is providing a complete nutrition product support package to the Vietnamese athletes bound for the 2018 ASIAD. This includes the Herbalife24 range – a comprehensive performance nutrition line empowering athletes 24 hours a day, as well as the Personalized Protein Power, N-R-G tea, Herbalifeline, Formula 2 Multivitamin and Herbal Aloe Concentrate.

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