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21 Nov 2018
Hockey India wins most innovative FIH 2018 Olympic Day Award

New Delhi, India, November 21, 2018: When you attract one of the oldest Olympic gold medalists to participate in your project it is no surprise then that the International Hockey Federation should award Hockey India for staging the most innovative FIH Olympic Day in 2018.

The project by Hockey India to celebrate Olympic Day on June 23 was lauded by the FIH as the most innovative one this year with the Uganda Hockey Association picking up the ....

20 Nov 2018
Syrian triathlon coaches gain ITU Coaching Certificates in Lebanon

Aleppo, Syria, November 19, 2018: The International Triathlon Union has assisted 19 coaches from Syria gain Level 1 ITU coaching certification and bring some normalcy to the lives of people in a city, and country, devastated by years of war.

With funds from ITU Development and the IOC's Olympic Solidarity, and with the cooperation of the Syrian and Lebanese National Olympic Committees and Triathlon Federations, the 19 Syrian coaches finished ....

20 Nov 2018
Stuff of Legends as eSports South Asia Cup comes online in Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 20, 2018: Sri Lanka will host the first-ever eSports South Asia Cup in Colombo next month with participating teams having to play the hugely popular game, League of Legends.

The Sri Lanka eSports Association will host the inaugural InGame eSports South Asia Cup from December 7-9 with participating teams vying for prize money of US$5,000. The Association is working with the National eSports Federations of India, Pa....

20 Nov 2018
Bahrain Olympic Academy coaching course attracts 27 participants

Manama, Bahrain, November 20, 2018: The Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Olympic Academy organised a Level 4 National Coaching Programme Course which was attended by 27 sports coaches from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The Executive Director of Sports Affairs, Abdul Jalil Asad, honoured the students at the closing ceremony and handed them a certificate of participation in the presence of the Director of Media, Public Relations and Marketing, Mohammed ....

20 Nov 2018
IOC: China’s diving future in safe hands

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 20, 2018: China’s Lin Shan was the standout performer in the diving competitions at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month.

The 17-year-old diver appeared in three events and walked away with three gold medals, the last of them coming in the mixed international team event in partnership with Colombia’s Daniel Restrepo Garcia – the men’s 3m springboard champion.

Lin impress....

19 Nov 2018
Sri Lankan student rower on spirit award shortlist

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 19, 2018: The World Rowing Federation (FISA) and Filippi Boats have announced the finalists for the 2018 Filippi Spirit Award. The award honours university student rowers recognising their commitment to World Rowing’s core values.

Nominations came from around the world and have been narrowed down to a shortlist of four with four regions of the world being represented and four areas of study – psychology, engine....

19 Nov 2018
New Oman Olympic Academy set to spread Olympic ideals

Muscat, Oman, November 19, 2018: The Oman Olympic Academy will be officially opened on December 3 opening the way for it to serve as an Olympic educational and cultural hub.

The Board of Directors of the Oman Olympic Committee met last week under the stewardship of Sheikh Saif bin Hilal Al Hosni, acting Chairman, reviewed the final draft of the working strategy and system of the Oman Olympic Academy and decided the time was ripe for this body....

19 Nov 2018
Hong Kong beats Kenya to keep Rugby World Cup qualifying hopes alive

Marseille, France, November 17, 2018: Hong Kong beat Kenya 42-17 in their second match of the four-team repechage tournament on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

After losing their first match 26-9 to Germany, Hong Kong bounced back with a six-try performance against Kenya to earn a bonus point ahead of their final outing in the round-robin against qualifying favourites Canada.

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16 Nov 2018
Generation Amazing opens its first football pitch in India

Punjab, India, November 16, 2018: Generation Amazing, a key 2022 FIFA World Cup legacy project, has launched its first football pitch in India. Located next to a school in Jamsher, Punjab State, the pitch will host Generation Amazing’s football for development programme and provide a safe space for more than 20,000 young people.

“Our football for development programme has made significant strides since it was launched in India earlier this ye....

16 Nov 2018
Chinese Taipei weightlifter Lin banned for eight years

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 15, 2018: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and Lin Tzu-Chi (women’s 63kg weightlifting), CAS announced in a media release on Thursday, November 15.

Lin Tzu-Chi is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of eight years starting on November 14, 2018 with credit for any prior period of p....

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