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18 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka honours top athletes at Presidential Sports Award ceremony

Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 18, 2019: Weightlifter Indika Dissanayake and boxer Anusha Kodithuwakku were named as Sri Lanka’s most outstanding sportsman and sportswoman in 2018.

Dissanayake, silver medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, won the top prize for male athletes at the third Presidential Sports Award ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo on Wednesday, July 17.

Kodithuwakku, who won a ....

18 Jul 2019
Asian kabaddi delegates visit Malaysia NOC

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 18, 2019: A delegation from the Asian Kabaddi Federation, headed by Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Sarwar Rana, made a courtesy visit to the Olympic Council of Malaysia on Tuesday, July 16.

Mr. Sarwar Rana was accompanied by Mr. Prasad Rao, Technical Director of AKF and IKF; Mr. Sathasivam Munusamy, President of the Kabaddi Association of Malaysia (KAM); Mr. Ashokan Munusamy, Deputy President of KAM; Mr. Thinakara....

18 Jul 2019
Chinese Olympic Committee plans 7th COC Youth Camp

Beijing, China, July 18, 2019: The Chinese Olympic Committee will hold its 7th Youth Camp this November in a further bid to promote the Olympic values and cultural exchange. The 7th COC Youth Camp will take place in Beijing from November 3-8 and the invited NOCs are permitted to send two participants – one female and one male – aged between 18 and 35. “The purpose of the camp is to showcase the unique value, functions and impact of sports culture....

18 Jul 2019
CT Olympic Academy Session to focus on ‘Olympic Diplomacy and Peace’

Taipei, July 18, 2019: The main topic of the 42nd Session of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Academy will be “Olympic Diplomacy and Peace”, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee has announced.

The CTOC and Chinese Taipei Olympic Academy will be organising the 42nd Session from August 29 to September 1 at the Chinshan Youth Activity Centre in New Taipei City.

The CTOC is inviting select NOCs/National Olympic Academies to send two delegates –....

18 Jul 2019
OCA youth camp will teach athletes more than just skateboarding

Kuwait, July 18, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia is making sure that the young athletes from around the continent will learn much more than skateboarding at the Asian Youth Camp at the end of this month.

The skateboarding youth camp, which will open on July 29 and close on August 9, is being held in Nanjing, China, organised by the OCA in partnership with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity.

Each of the OCA’s 45 National Olympic Committees....

17 Jul 2019
Tashkent all geared up for crucial Asian Karate Championships

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 17, 2019: A total of 340 participants from 33 countries will take part in the 16th Asian Karate Federation Senior Championships which will get underway on Friday, July 19, in Tashkent.

The competition, which will run through to Sunday, July 21, will feature both kata and kumite categories, the latter being split into various weight classes.

Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov, President of the National Olympic Committee....

16 Jul 2019
Ahmed Zabeer named Maldives' flagbearer at Indian Ocean Island Games

Male, Maldives, July 16, 2019: Basketball player Ahmed Zabeer has been named as the Maldives flag bearer at the 10th Indian Ocean Island Games which will get underway on Friday, July 19, in Mauritius.

Zabeer was described as “a role model for the younger generation” by Marzooq Ahmed, Secretary General of the Maldives Olympic Committee, as he was presented with the national flag by the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday.


15 Jul 2019
Volunteers on right track ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships

Doha, Qatar, July 15, 2019: Volunteers from different communities in Qatar are getting familiarised with all things Doha, broadening their knowledge of the capital city as they get ready to welcome athletics fans from across the world.

Doha is ready to welcome over 2,000 athletes from 213 countries to compete over 10 days at Khalifa International Stadium from September 27 to October 6 as the whole country prepares for the IAAF World Athletics....

15 Jul 2019
Kickboxing included at Iran Sport Talents Olympiad

Tehran, Iran, July 14, 2019: Kickboxing has been included on the programme at next month’s Iran 2nd Sport Talents Olympiad in Tehran.

The Asian Kickboxing Confederation announced that the sport, to be held in five weight categories, will be held under the auspices of the Iran Kickboxing Association.

Sport Talents Olympiad is a multi-sports event organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Iran in age categories of 13-16 years with....

12 Jul 2019
OCA/OS regional forums to focus on final preps for Tokyo 2020

Kuwait, July 12, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia has announced the dates and host city of the annual Regional Forums conducted in cooperation with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity.

Bangkok will host both forums for all five OCA zones over four days in early November.

National Olympic Committees from East Asia and South East Asia will meet on November 3-4.

National Olympic Committees from West Asia, Central Asia and South Asia wi....

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