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18 Oct 2019
Glory for Kuwait at ANOC Awards

Doha, Qatar, October 17, 2019: Kuwait’s 18th Asian Games equestrian champion, Ali Al Kharafi, was named Male Athlete of the Asian Games 2018 at the ANOC Awards in Doha on Thursday night.

Al Kharafi, 30, was riding the bay mare Cheril at the equestrian event in Jakarta last year and beat a top-class field in the individual jumping competition to bring glory to Kuwait.

The victory was even more significant as the Kuwaiti athletes were....

18 Oct 2019
OCA ‘proud’ of beach games growth

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2019: The Life Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Raja Randhir Singh, said the OCA was “proud and happy” with the part played by Asia in the rise of the beach games concept.

Speaking on the second morning of the 24th ANOC General Assembly at the Doha Sheraton on Friday, Raja Randhir told the delegates that the OCA held the first Asian Beach Games at Bali, Indonesia in 2008.

Since then, the OCA ha....

18 Oct 2019
Korea prepares ‘Gangnam-style’ welcome for ANOC General Assembly

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2019: The Association of National Olympic Committees will go “Gangnam Style” for next year’s 25th ANOC General Assembly in Korea, Korean organisers provided details of next year’s ANOC General Assembly at the end of the 24th General Assembly at the Doha Sheraton on Friday afternoon.

The 2020 meeting will be held at the COEX Convention Centre in the trendy Seoul district of Gangnam, made famous globally by the worldwid....

17 Oct 2019
Sri Lanka NOC gifts painting on environmental sustainability to IOC

Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 17, 2019: The Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee will gift a painting on environmental sustainability to Thomas Bach, President of the international Olympic Committee, during the ongoing Association of National Olympic Committees General Assembly in Doha, Qatar.

The painting by Ms. Dillai Joseph was on the theme of saving coral reef and was handed over to Sri Lanka NOC Secretary General Maxwell de Silva.


17 Oct 2019
Medals galore for Asian teams at ANOC World Beach Games

Doha, Qatar, October 16, 2019: The last day of the first ANOC World Beach Games produced gripping action in the team sports events on Wednesday – and a series of prestigious medals for Asian National Olympic Committees. These included Qatar, Iran, Indonesia, China and Mongolia.

The action was fast and furious as the teams put on a fantastic sporting show for the spectators around the packed stadiums.

This first World Beach Games, wi....

17 Oct 2019
Raja Randhir Singh presents OCA report to ANOC General Assembly

Doha, Qatar, October 17, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia shared its successful past and its bright and busy future with delegates at the 24th ANOC General Assembly at the Doha Sheraton Hotel on Thursday afternoon.

The OCA’s Honorary Life Vice President, Raja Randhir Singh, made the continental association presentation on behalf of the OCA and said Asia had become a major sports destination of the world.

Doha itself had staged the ....

17 Oct 2019
ANOC praises Qatar Olympic Committee for WBG success

Doha, Qatar, October 17, 2019: The 24th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) got underway at the Doha Sheraton on Thursday morning with the attendance of 204 of the 206 NOCs from around the world.

With the addition of IOC members, representatives of International Sport Federations, Olympic Games organising committees and other stakeholders, the total attendance was over 1,200 delegates.

The Actin....

16 Oct 2019
Indian women boxers’ performance at Worlds raises Olympic hopes

New Delhi, India, October 16, 2019: Manju Rani’s stupendous debut run at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia ended with a silver medal on Sunday, October 13, as India’s female boxers equaled their best ever performance at this event.

Manju Rani lost the light flyweight (48kg) final to hometown favourite Ekaterina Paltceva of Russia.

The Haryana boxer was the lone Indian to make a final after six-time champion ....

16 Oct 2019
Iran’s Rahmani powers to beach wrestling gold at Doha

Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019: Iran joined the gold medal club at the first ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday evening. The gold medal came in beach wrestling from Pouya Rahmani in the men’s +90kg category.

In the three-minute, first-to-three points bout, the Iranian dominated Ufuk Yilmaz of Turkey 3-0 with a trio of one-point scores.

The bronze medal went to Mamuka Kordzaia of Georgia.

The four medals on ....

15 Oct 2019
Uzbekistan becomes member of International Ice Hockey Federation

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, October 15, 2019: The Uzbekistan Ice Hockey Federation was admitted as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation at the IIHF Congress in Rome, Italy, last month.

Bakhtiyor Fazilov, President of the Uzbekistan Ice Hockey Federation, welcomed the decision and thanked all IIHF members who supported them and voted for Uzbekistan at the Congress.

“It is a great honour to be admitted into the big family of ....

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