Life insurer Manulife Vietnam will provide US$40,000 to support the Vietnamese contingent at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The company has just signed the sponsorship deal with the Vietnamese Olympic Committee. It plans to organize promotional activities ahead of the Olympics this August.
The insurer will also sponsor the farewell ceremony of the Vietnamese team before they depart for Beijing. They will arrive in the Chinese capital about two weeks before the official opening, set for August 8.
Canada-based Manulife is an official life insurance partner of the Beijing Olympics, for which Vietnamese athletes have to date earned 14 berths.