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21 Feb 2019
OCA describes 2020 Asian Beach Games host city Sanya as ‘hidden treasure’ of China

Sanya City, Hainan Island, China, February 21, 2019: The Honorary Life Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Raja Randhir Singh, has described Sanya City as a “hidden treasure” ahead of the OCA’s 6th Asian Beach Games in November 2020.

Raja Randhir led an OCA delegation on a site visit on Thursday morning, followed by a meeting with the Mayor of Sanya, A. Dong. The activities were part of the OCA Coordination Committee meeting with l....

21 Feb 2019
Indonesia submits official bid to host 2032 Olympics

Jakarta, Indonesia, February 21, 2019: A top official of Indonesia’s Olympic Committee says the country has officially joined the bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its huge success in hosting the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembnag last year.

The Associated Press reported that Muddai Madang, deputy chairman of Indonesia’s National Olympic Committee, revealed on Tuesday that letters from President Joko Widodo and the Olympic Committ....

21 Feb 2019
Asia elects new baseball leaders at Congress

Taipei, Chinese Taipei, February 21, 2019: Three new executive board members were elected to baseball’s governing body in Asia, the Baseball Federation of Asia, at Tuesday’s Congress in Taipei.

Japan’s Masatake Yamanaka, recently appointed as the President of the Baseball Federation of Japan, was elected as BFA Vice-President taking over from compatriot Yoshinobu Suzuki, who had retired.

The Congress called for the election of three....

21 Feb 2019
OCA conducts first Coordination Committee meeting for 6th ABG

Sanya City, Hainan Island, China, February 21, 2019: The first steps on the road to the Olympic Council of Asia’s 6th Asian Beach Games in 2020 were taken at the inaugural meeting of the OCA Coordination Committee at the Wyndham Sanya Bay Hotel on Thursday afternoon.

The OCA’s Honorary Life Vice President, Raja Randhir Singh, led the OCA side and the Vice Mayor of Sanya Municipal People’s Government of Hainan Province, Chen Tie Jun, represent....

20 Feb 2019
Hong Kong holds residential Olympism camp to celebrate Beijing 2022

Hong Kong, China, February 20, 2019: A total of 61 athletes took part in a three-day residential Olympism camp jointly organised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

The camp, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Sai Kung Outdoor Training facility, was held to mark Beijing’s winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games as well as to celebrate the three Olympism values of Excelle....

20 Feb 2019
Hangzhou 2022 submits dates for 19th Asian Games to OCA

Hangzhou, China, February 20, 2019: The organising committee of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 submitted the official dates of the next Asiad to the Olympic Council of Asia’s Coordination Committee on Wednesday, February 20.

The local organisers plan to hold the 19th Asian Games from September 10-25, 2022, and the OCA Coordination Committee will submit these dates for approval by the OCA Executive Board on March 2 in Bangkok and by the 38....

19 Feb 2019
Iraq NOC re-elects Hammoudi as President

Baghdad, Iraq, February 19, 2019: The National Olympic Committee of Iraq conducted their Electoral General Assembly in accordance with the International Olympic Committee/Olympic Council of Asia and NOC Iraq road map on February 15-16.

The elections were overseen by Mr Haider Farman, representing the IOC and OCA, and attended by representatives of 21 National Federations.

Mr. Raad Hammoudi was re-elected NOC President, Mr. Falah Has....

19 Feb 2019
OCA confident of ‘excellent’ Asian Games in 2022

Hangzhou, China, February 19, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia has every confidence that Hangzhou will stage an “excellent” Asian Games in 2022 and add to the Olympic legacy in China.

In a meeting with the Mayor of Hangzhou, Xu Liyi, on Tuesday, the OCA’s Honorary Life Vice President, Raja Randhir Singh, said China’s experience in organising international multi-sport events would guarantee a successful Asiad in 2022.

“This will be ....

19 Feb 2019
Sajjadi named Iran team leader for Tokyo 2020

Tehran, Iran, February 19, 2019: Nasrollah Sajjadi was named as Iran’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It’s the fifth time he will take on this role at an Olympic Games.

The 67-year-old veteran sports administrator in Iran was the head of the country’s sports delegation at 1988 Seoul, 1996 Atlanta, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing. He has also been the team leader at six Asian Games, the last being the 2018 showpiece in Jakarta and P....

19 Feb 2019
New President of Saudi Arabia NOC Prince Abdulaziz pledges to promote sports in Kingdom

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 19, 2019: Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal Al Saud, the new President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, has pledged to work hard to develop sports and Olympic ideals in the Kingdom.

In a letter dated February 18 to Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Prince Abdulaziz said: “As newly elected President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, I will work very hard to ....

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