24 Sep 2018
2022 Asian Games host city prepares for FINA short-course world championships

Hangzhou, China, September 24, 2018: World swimming body FINA and the organising committee for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China, marked 100 days to go earlier this month.

The short-course championships will be held from December 11-16, preceded by the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention from December 8-10.

Around 1,000 athletes from 170 countries will be taking part in the short-course championships....

24 Sep 2018
WADA approves 2019 Prohibited List

Montreal, Canada, September 24, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued a media release related to the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), subject to strict conditions.

Meeting in the Seychelles upon the invitation of the National Sports Council of the Seychelles, WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) primarily focused on this key decision.

However, t....

24 Sep 2018
Tokyo 2020 to open volunteer recruitment this week

Tokyo, Japan, September 24, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer programme from this Wednesday.

Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes' Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success. They are of....

24 Sep 2018
Sri Lanka to host its first international baseball tournament

Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 24, 2018: Sri Lanka, better known for its prowess on the cricketing oval, will host an international baseball tournament for the first time, in March, 2019, as the sport continues to make impressive strides on the baseball diamond.

The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) executive committee, which met on the sidelines of the XII BFA Under 18 Baseball Championship in Miyazawa,

Japan earlier this month, awa....

24 Sep 2018
Launch of "Living Poetry in Hangzhou - Asian Games 2022" website

Hangzhou, China, September 24, 2018: The Hangzhou Tourism Commission has launched the “Living Poetry in Hangzhou - Asian Games 2022” website - an immersive, content-rich and thoroughly captivating consumer website that brings Hangzhou's unique characteristics and diverse experiences to life.

The site is centered on story-telling, seamlessly guiding travellers through 10 dedicated itineraries with links to airline pages offering special packag....

24 Sep 2018
Badminton ace Lee diagnosed with nose cancer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 24, 2018: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has been diagnosed with early stage nose cancer, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed in a statement on Saturday, September 22.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist is currently in Taiwan seeking treatment, BAM President Norza Zakaria said in the statement.

"Chong Wei is currently in Taiwan seeking treatment and I am pleased t....

24 Sep 2018
Uzbekistan rewards its Asian Games medal winners

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 24, 2018: At a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov on Saturday, Uzbekistan rewarded its athletes for winning medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Cash awards of US$5,000 was handed out to gold medal winners, US$3,000 to silver medalists and US$2,000 to bronze winners. In addition, coaches of the successful sports were also given awards of merit plus a financial reward of US$2,....

22 Sep 2018
Abu Dhabi wins bid to host 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2018: Abu Dhabi will host the 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. More than 7,000 triathletes are expected to compete in Abu Dhabi after the International Triathlon Union Executive Board confirmed at its annual congress in Australia last week that the UAE’s capital will play host to another major international sporting event.

“Abu Dhabi is established offering world class sporting facilities an....

21 Sep 2018
China steps up ice hockey programme for 2022

Beijing, China, September 21, 2018: International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel kicked off a trip to China this week with an opening ceremony to inaugurate the new offices of the Chinese Ice Hockey Association (CIHA).

“This is a landmark moment in the development of Chinese ice hockey,” said Fasel. “Prior to the creation of the CIHA, ice hockey was under the stewardship of a general ice sports association - but now ice hoc....

21 Sep 2018
Nepal NOC chief hints at postponement of 2019 South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, September 21, 2018: The South Asian Games could be postponed from its scheduled dates in March next year, according to Jeevan Ram Shrestha, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Nepal.

Giving the keynote address at the annual general assembly of the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum in Kathmandu this week, NOC President Shrestha hinted at the postponement of the 13th edition of the South Asian Games slated for Marc....

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