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20 Mar 2019
Singapore PM joins public sailing day

Singapore, March 20, 2019: Singapore Sailing welcomed a special visitor to their complimentary public sailing weekend at Marina Bay last Saturday - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Together with Madam Ho Ching they put on their life jackets while listening to a safety briefing by General Manager Chung Pei Ming. They also wore the Singapore Sailing visors given to them, making them look just like a member of the sailing public.


20 Mar 2019
Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic Torch, Torch Relay emblem and official ambassadors

Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2019: Tokyo 2020 has unveiled the design of the torch that will be used during the Torch Relay for the next Olympic Games and the emblem that will be used to denote the Relay.

The Torch and its emblem will feature strongly in the build-up to the Games across the whole of Japan - and their unveiling on Wednesday comes exactly one year before the flame is due to arrive from Greece at Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi prefectu....

20 Mar 2019
Draw conducted for badminton’s Sudirman Cup in China

Nanning, China, March 19, 2019: Ten-time winners China are in a tricky group with India and Malaysia for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup, which will be held in Nanning, China from May 19-26, 2019.

The draw for the 31 participating teams, which are divided into four groups based on team rankings, was conducted in Nanning on Tuesday by the Badminton World Federation in the presence of officials from the Chinese Badminton Association, the host city, ....

20 Mar 2019
Yamanishi leads Japan’s domination at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships

Nomi, Japan, March 20, 2019: Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi lived up to his star billing as he fired off the fastest time of the year to win the men’s event at the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships last Sunday.

The bespectacled Yamanishi won the race, the third leg of the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge, in a time of one hour 17 minutes and 15 seconds. It lowered his personal best time by 26 seconds.

Trailing in his wake by a few ....

19 Mar 2019
UAE celebrates Emirati Child Day with 650 children

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2019: A total of 650 students participated in Emirati Child Day, an event organised by the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and the Fujairah Government last Sunday.

Held for the second year in a row, Emirati Child Day is a celebration to boost the physical, mental and psychological conditions of Emirati children with the view that they are the future generation that will carry the hopes....

19 Mar 2019
India’s successful bid to host U-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020 will be a game-changer

New Delhi, India, March 19, 2019: India will host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, a move which will raise the profile of women’s football in the country according to a senior official.

“We are thankful to FIFA for giving the right to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup. This will help the development of women’s football in the country and raise its profile,” All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das told the Press Trust o....

19 Mar 2019
Olympic champ leads Jordan taekwondo team for German Open

Amman, Jordan, March 19, 2019: Jordan’s Rio Olympic Games taekwondo champion Ahmed Abu Ghaush heads an in-form national team preparing for the German Open in Hamburg from March 30-31.

Abu Ghaush will continue his quest for ranking points in the -74kg category and will be joined in Europe by Saleh Al Sharbati (-80kg), Hamzeh Qattan (+87kg),

Anas Al Sadiq (-87kg), Zaid Al Halawani (-58kg), Rouslan Libzo (-63kg), Juliana Al Sadeq (....

19 Mar 2019
Malaysia NOC supports floorball development

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 19, 2019: Dr. Rizal Mohd Razman, President of the Malaysia Floorball Association (MFA), paid a courtesy call to Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, on Tuesday, March 19.

The first State Floorball Association was registered in Penang in 2009. The MFA was officially registered to the Sports Commissioner’s Office on October 25, 2013.

To date, the MFA has eight Sta....

19 Mar 2019
Japan crowned AFC Beach Soccer champions

Pattaya, Thailand, March 19, 2019: Japan defeated the United Arab Emirates in a penalty shootout to clinch the Asian Football Confederation Beach Soccer Championship in Pattaya, Thailand last Sunday.

Japan won the shootout 3-1 after the final had finished deadlocked on 2-2 at the end of regulation time.

Japan, UAE and Oman, who finished in third place, all qualified as the Asian representatives for the for the FIFA Beach Soccer Worl....

19 Mar 2019
Sapporo 2017 AWG champion elected to FIS Athletes’ Commission

Thun, Switzerland, March 19, 2019: Sapporo Asian Winter Games snowboard champion Liu Jiayu has been elected a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Athletes’ Commission.

The Chinese snowboarder, who won the ladies’ halfpipe at the 2017 AWG, followed up with a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea – her third appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Liu, 27, becomes a member of the FIS Athletes’ Commissi....