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22 Sep 2018
Abu Dhabi wins bid to host 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2018: Abu Dhabi will host the 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. More than 7,000 triathletes are expected to compete in Abu Dhabi after the International Triathlon Union Executive Board confirmed at its annual congress in Australia last week that the UAE’s capital will play host to another major international sporting event.

“Abu Dhabi is established offering world class sporting facilities an....

21 Sep 2018
China steps up ice hockey programme for 2022

Beijing, China, September 21, 2018: International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel kicked off a trip to China this week with an opening ceremony to inaugurate the new offices of the Chinese Ice Hockey Association (CIHA).

“This is a landmark moment in the development of Chinese ice hockey,” said Fasel. “Prior to the creation of the CIHA, ice hockey was under the stewardship of a general ice sports association - but now ice hoc....

21 Sep 2018
Nepal NOC chief hints at postponement of 2019 South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, September 21, 2018: The South Asian Games could be postponed from its scheduled dates in March next year, according to Jeevan Ram Shrestha, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Nepal.

Giving the keynote address at the annual general assembly of the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum in Kathmandu this week, NOC President Shrestha hinted at the postponement of the 13th edition of the South Asian Games slated for Marc....

21 Sep 2018
IOC President Bach looks at ways to help Afghanistan NOC

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 21, 2018: The International Olympic Committee and its President Thomas Bach will explore avenues to assist the National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan in helping victims of the brutal suicide attack on a wrestling centre in Kabul earlier this month.

Bach met a delegation from the Afghanistan NOC, led by its president Hafizullah Wali Rahimi, last week on the sidelines of two world championships in Bulgaria, a....

20 Sep 2018
Two Koreas plan joint bid to host 2032 Summer Olympics

Pyongyang, DPR Korea, September 20, 2018: North and South Korea have agreed to pursue a joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.

The announcement was made by South Korean president Moon Jae-in at a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday. It is the third time the two leaders have met this year.

President Moon, who is on a three-day visit to North Korea, said in a statement: “We agreed to cooperate on a....

20 Sep 2018
Tokyo 2020 triathlon test event confirmed for August 2019

Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2018: The International Triathlon Union and the Japanese Triathlon Union have announced the dates for the 2019 Test Event for the Tokyo 2020 Games – World Olympic Qualification Event.

Running from August 15-18, it will incorporate Elite male and female races, Mixed Relay and Paratriathlon races at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic triathlon venue of Odaiba Marine Park.

“ITU is very happy to have agreed the dates for t....

20 Sep 2018
Jordan NOC to send record YOG delegation to Argentina

Amman, Jordan. September 20, 2018: Just a fortnight after returning from its most successful Asian Games ever, Jordan has announced that it will be taking its biggest delegation to a Youth Olympic Games next month.

No fewer than 12 youngsters have qualified to the Games, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18.

The final athlete to be confirmed this week was swimming sensation Mohammed Al Bedour, who has made ....

20 Sep 2018
IOC President praises role of women in Iran’s Asian Games success

Tehran, Iran, September 20, 2018: Reza Salehi Amiri, President of Iran’s National Olympic Committee, was warmly received by IOC President Thomas Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, reports the Tehran Times.

In the meeting, Bach praised the rise of women’s sport in Iran and expressed delight at the involvement of young people in sports.

The IOC President further said that the meeting would help authorities make bette....

20 Sep 2018
Qatar’s Asian Games beach volleyball champs climb world rankings

Doha, Qatar, September 20, 2018: Qatar's Asian Games beach volleyball champions have made a mighty leap in the world rankings following their dazzling success at Jakabaring Sports City in Palembang.

The team jumped to 10th place in the world rankings with a points tally of 4,360, reports the Qatar Olympic Committee.

The Qatari duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan claimed the gold medal by beating Indonesia’s Ade Candra Rachmawan ....

19 Sep 2018
Princess Reema creating a new sports environment in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 19, 2018: Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud is creating a new sporting ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, one which she avidly hopes will soon touch the lives of more of her people, men as well as women.

“Initially, the role I was hired for was to figure out how to include women in sports activities in Saudi Arabia,” Princess Reema revealed. But this role of making sport accessible to all has now be....

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