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14 Jun 2019
Philippines shine in dragon boat races ahead of SEA Games

Manila, Philippines, June 14, 2019: Filipino paddlers haven’t lost their winning touch since bagging five gold medals in the ICF (International Canoe Federation) Dragon Boat World Championships in 2018, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

In a dazzling display of speed, precision and teamwork, the Go For Gold-Philippine Dragon Boat Team brought home two gold medals and one silver from the prestigious DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore earlier....

14 Jun 2019
18th Asian Games leader Erick Thohir set to become new IOC member

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019: The head of the organising committee for last year’s successful Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesian media mogul Erick Thohir, is set to become a new IOC member later this month.

Mr Thohir, 49, who is President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, is one of 10 names submitted by the IOC Executive Board to the 134th IOC Session that will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland from June 24-26.

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14 Jun 2019
Hangzhou 2022 has big football dreams for 2,022 schools

Hangzhou, China, June 14, 2019: The organisers of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2022 have announced ambitious plans to develop football in 2,022 schools in the build-up to the next Asiad.

Organising committee HAGOC has joined forces with the Young Footballer Growth Fund to establish the Asian Games Football Dream on the donation platform of Alipay.

The aim of the programme is to support football on campus at a total of 2,....

13 Jun 2019
Kazakhstan men’s team wins Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth in archery

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, June 13, 2019: Kazakhstan’s men’s team booked their berth at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after reaching the recurve quarterfinals at the 2019 World Archery Championships in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

This will be the first time in 20 years, since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, that Kazakhstan will take part in a team competition.

Kazakhstan’s men team comprising Denis Gankin, Sanzhar Musayev and Ilfat Abdulin de....

13 Jun 2019
IOC Member Samira wins Sports Personality of the Year award in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, June 13, 2019: IOC Member Samira Asghari has been named Sports Personality of the Year by the Afghanistan Sports Journalists Federation in recognition of her great achievements.

The event took place on May 30 in Kabul in the presence of representatives from the Afghan NOC, national federations, athletes and sports journalists.

Through a message, IOC President Thomas Bach said: “As the first Afghan IOC Member and on....

13 Jun 2019
Maldivian duo participates in International Olympic Academy event

Male, Maldives, June 13, 2019: Swimmer Ahmed Raidh and Fathimah Fairooza Adam from handball are representing Maldives at the 2019 International Olympic Academy’s 59th Young Participants Session which opened in Athens, Greece, last Sunday.

International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, the President of Greece, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, and many other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony at Pnyx Hill in central Athens.

The ....

13 Jun 2019
Badminton great Lee announces retirement

Putrajaya, Malaysia, June 13, 2019: Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei is retiring from the sport after a 19-year career, he announced on Thursday, June 13, reports Channel News Asia.

"My decision to retire is a heavy one. I really love this sport. But it is a demanding sport. I thank all Malaysians for the past 19 years," a teary-eyed Lee, 36, told a news conference.

He wanted to bow out next year after the Tokyo Olymp....

13 Jun 2019
Malaysia NOC welcomes new sports ministry sec-gen

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 13, 2019: The Olympic Council of Malaysia expressed a warm welcome to Dr. Waitchalla R.R.V. Suppiah, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, who attended the 14th OCM Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, June 11.

Dr. Waitchalla R.R.V. Suppiah, who was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports with effect from Monday, February 18, attended the OCM Executive Board meeting for the ....

13 Jun 2019
Singapore NOC prepares for Olympic Day activities

Singapore, June 13, 2019: The Singapore National Olympic Council is urging the public to join the Olympic Day 2019 celebrations on Saturday, June 29.

This year, the celebrations will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Tennis Festival organised by ActiveSG.

The Olympic Day walk will start from Kallang Practice Track and end at the OCBC Arena – all within the vicinity of the Singapore Sports Hub.

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12 Jun 2019
Tokyo 2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2019: Medallists at next year’s Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.

From Thursday, June 13, collections boxes will be set up at more than 2,000 outlets of local supermarket chain AEON for residents to deposit any unwanted plastic items for the podium project, organisers said.

They are looking to coll....

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