Alumni News - Interview

Nguyen, Quang Vinh

Vietnam

Manager of Information and Communication division – Vietnam Anti-Doing Agency

DTM 2nd Batch Graduate

Q1. Please introduce yourself.

My name is Nguyen Quang Vinh, and I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1975, 3 weeks after the end of Vietnam War. I am now living and working in Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam. I am working for Vietnam Anti-Doping Agency. I used to work for Vietnam Sports Science Institute for 13 years.

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[Delivered anti-doping messages for Athletes in Cantho National Sports Training Center, Can Tho (December 2016.]

Q2. Please describe your responsibilities and duties in your current job (Manager of Information and Communication division – Vietnam Anti-Doing Agency)

I was promoted to Manager of Information and Communication division since November 2016 after I successfully completed my mission as the Manager of Doping control team for 5th Asian Beach Games. Actually, I am in charge of education in my office. I manage to disseminate anti-doping education for Vietnam athletes, coaches and support personnel. Also, I coordinate with other division to conduct doping test in the sports events which happen in Vietnam and in the region such as SEA Games and Asian Games. I am also responsible for international cooperation. Annually, I make a plan for inbound and outbound trips. Coordinating and working with other anti-doping agencies are one of the important strategies in my office. Through those visits, we have had good relationship with anti-doping family in the Asian region. Korean Anti-Doping Agency is one of the most successful cooperation in my office. My division also operates website and anti-doping fan page on Facebook. I am an administrator of these website and fan page too.

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[Training course for 5th Asian Beach Games in Japan Anti-Doping Agency, Tokyo, Japan (July, 2016).]

Q3. What was the most rewarding moment of your career?

The most rewarding moment of my career was when I completed the mission of doping control in the 5th Asian Beach Games. Before that, I could not imagine how I can complete the mission. I had many challenges with budget, plan (my office made plan for this event when I was in Korea), pressure from my side and from Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), experiences (No one in my office had experience with doping control in the big sport event), etc. But finally, my team and I had successfully completed the mission and OCA had very positive compliments for me and my team.

Q4. How does the Dream Together Master help you with your career goals?

Dream Together Master helped me to broaden knowledge of sports industries. It helped me to deal with many challenges that I had to face (For instance, my task in Asian Beach Games). I myself did not have experience to manage doping control works in big sports events. But with what I learnt from DTM, it helped me to positively manage the entire task. Also, DTM provided many opportunities to extend my relationship with international sports personnel or anti-doping family in the region, especially Korea Anti-Doping Agency. Therefore, I believe that the knowledge from DTM would help me to reach my career goals.

Q5. What has been your favorite experience at Dream Together Master?

My favorite experiences at DTM were sport field trips. It showed me the advantages of Korea sports management.

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[Team Project during 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade.]

Q6. Please give your advice for the current and future DTM

I think the current DTM is doing a very good work. You guys should keep it going as smooth as it was. For future DTM, I look forward to seeing more and more globally-minded persons (students) who wish to work for sport industries. These people should show their commitments to work for sport industries in their countries and therefore they could help to expand DTM and global sport networking.