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21 Oct 2019
Malaysia NOC congratulates former intern on graduation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2019: The management of the Olympic Council of Malaysia would like to congratulate Mr. Eddy Chew for successfully graduating as a Bachelor of Sports Science (Sports Management) from the University of Malaya.

Prior to his graduation, Eddy had completed a three-month internship programme at the OCM, from February 18 to May 10, 2019, where he was attached to all the departments to learn the processes and proce....

21 Oct 2019
Philippines’ ‘Famous Five’ meet President Duterte

Manila, Philippines, October 21, 2019: Excitement is growing in the Philippines as the organisers and athletes build up to the 30th South East Asian Games which they will host at the end of November.

Some world-class performances in recent weeks have not only put the sports community in good heart ahead of the November 30-December 11 SEA Games at New Clark City in Pampanga, 100km north of Manila, but also ignited hopes for medals at Tokyo 202....

21 Oct 2019
Qatar NOC’s padel tournament attracts 96 players

Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2019: The Qatar Olympic Committee organised the first edition of its padel racquet sport tournament from October 18-20 with the participation of 96 players.

The QOC Secretary General, HE Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, honored the winners. The medal ceremony was attended by the Director of the QOC Sports Affairs Department, Mr. Khalil Al Jaber, and the Secretary General of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Fede....

21 Oct 2019
Jordan NOC President praises basketball level

Amman, Jordan, October 21, 2019: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, has praised the level of Jordan’s 3x3 basketball teams during their participation at the first ANOC World Beach Games held in Doha, Qatar.

Both men’s and women’s teams won their last group games, watched by HRH Prince Feisal, to finish the tournaments on a high following two early defeats each. It meant both teams finished third in their ....

21 Oct 2019
Nepal NOC holds Winning Mindset conference ahead of South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, October 21, 2019: Hosts of the 13th South Asian Games, Nepal took pains to put the country’s top athletes in the right frame of mind for the showpiece by holding a Winning Mindset conference over the weekend in Lalitpur.

Organised by the Nepal Olympic Committee, Winning Mindest was a national conference on exercise, sports and performance psychology. It was attended by more than 100 participants – athletes, coaches, managers....

21 Oct 2019
Bahrain’s Naser nominated for Female World Athlete of the Year

Monaco, October 16, 2019: Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, women’s 400m world champion, was the only Asian athlete among the list of nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year 2019 announced by the International Association of Athletics Federations on Tuesday, October 15.

The IAAF confirmed a list of 11 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from....

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.

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