Thursday 02.04. - Sunday 05.04. 2015 Viking Cup in Saigon (HCM)

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Viking Cup History

The Jakarta event in 1991, held on a Saturday only, also sparked off the now-traditional t-shirt and uniform craze, as then quite a few of the participants were involved in the garment trade.

They ruthlessly diverted and abused company resources for their own purpose, and Hong Kong walked away with the undeclared trophy for best, albeit outrageously, dressed team for the next years. 

Hong Kong, playing as pure Danish Dynamite on their home turf, also indirectly contributed to the depletion of other Scandinavian nationalities on the team – in the early days we had at least 1/3 or more Norwegians, Swedes and even Finnish players in the Singapore and Bangkok teams. 

Well as things developed we got the diversity from other teams such as Kuala Lumpur and Saigon and even Toronto Vikings for a while with first-line Mayflower immigrants as the core of the team. 

The Viking Cup in Saigon in 1999 was the 10th anniversary of the multi-team Viking Cup. It speaks for the tournament that is was just another superb arrangement without the need for self-affirmation associated with fading traditions. 

A few things have developed since 2000 Vikings Cup. Middle Kingdom Vikings, after having been in the final several years but never winning the Cup, has folded due to old age, kids and mortgages back in the old country. Today both major Chinese cities have a Vikings team. 

Shanghai was the first team from PRC (Peoples Republic of China) to join the Viking Cup and the team organized a fantastic Viking Cup to prove it has understood what the Viking Cup is about. Beijing Vikings joined a couple of years after Shanghai and has proven to be a worthy participant as well both on but particular off the field. Not unexpected, a true rivalry between the Shanghai and Beijing immediately developed but as everything else related to the Viking Cup it is a good spirited rivalry. 

While almost all the original participants have retired, a few are still around but for all those who were deported from SEA or have hung up their boots, new and younger people have joined and will again this year ensure that the Viking Cup spirit will be rekindled and strengthened. The Jakarta event in 1991, held on a Saturday only, also sparked off the now-traditional t-shirt and uniform craze, as then quite a few of the participants were involved in the garment trade. They ruthlessly diverted and abused company resources for their own purpose, and Hong Kong walked away with the undeclared trophy for best, albeit outrageously, dressed team for the next years. 

Hong Kong, playing as pure Danish Dynamite on their home turf, also indirectly contributed to the depletion of other Scandinavian nationalities on the team – in the early days we had at least 1/3 or more Norwegians, Swedes and even Finnish players in the Singapore and Bangkok teams. 

Well as things developed we got the diversity from other teams such as Kuala Lumpur and Saigon and even Toronto Vikings for a while with first-line Mayflower immigrants as the core of the team. 

The Viking Cup in Saigon in 1999 was the 10th anniversary of the multi-team Viking Cup. It speaks for the tournament that is was just another superb arrangement without the need for self-affirmation associated with fading traditions. 

A few things have developed since 2000 Vikings Cup. Middle Kingdom Vikings, after having been in the final several years but never winning the Cup, has folded due to old age, kids and mortgages back in the old country. Today both major Chinese cities have a Vikings team. 

Shanghai was the first team from PRC (Peoples Republic of China) to join the Viking Cup and the team organized a fantastic Viking Cup to prove it has understood what the Viking Cup is about. Beijing Vikings joined a couple of years after Shanghai and has proven to be a worthy participant as well both on but particular off the field. Not unexpected, a true rivalry between the Shanghai and Beijing immediately developed but as everything else related to the Viking Cup it is a good spirited rivalry. 

While almost all the original participants have retired, a few are still around but for all those who were deported from SEA or have hung up their boots, new and younger people have joined and will again this year ensure that the Viking Cup spirit will be rekindled and strengthened. 

The Jakarta event in 1991, held on a Saturday only, also sparked off the now-traditional t-shirt and uniform craze, as then quite a few of the participants were involved in the garment trade. They ruthlessly diverted and abused company resources for their own purpose, and Hong Kong walked away with the undeclared trophy for best, albeit outrageously, dressed team for the next years. 

Hong Kong, playing as pure Danish Dynamite on their home turf, also indirectly contributed to the depletion of other Scandinavian nationalities on the team – in the early days we had at least 1/3 or more Norwegians, Swedes and even Finnish players in the Singapore and Bangkok teams. 

Well as things developed we got the diversity from other teams such as Kuala Lumpur and Saigon and even Toronto Vikings for a while with first-line Mayflower immigrants as the core of the team. 

The Viking Cup in Saigon in 1999 was the 10th anniversary of the multi-team Viking Cup. It speaks for the tournament that is was just another superb arrangement without the need for self-affirmation associated with fading traditions. 

A few things have developed since 2000 Vikings Cup. Middle Kingdom Vikings, after having been in the final several years but never winning the Cup, has folded due to old age, kids and mortgages back in the old country. Today both major Chinese cities have a Vikings team. 

Shanghai was the first team from PRC (Peoples Republic of China) to join the Viking Cup and the team organized a fantastic Viking Cup to prove it has understood what the Viking Cup is about. Beijing Vikings joined a couple of years after Shanghai and has proven to be a worthy participant as well both on but particular off the field. Not unexpected, a true rivalry between the Shanghai and Beijing immediately developed but as everything else related to the Viking Cup it is a good spirited rivalry. 

While almost all the original participants have retired, a few are still around but for all those who were deported from SEA or have hung up their boots, new and younger people have joined and will again this year ensure that the Viking Cup spirit will be rekindled and strengthened.