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22 Aug 2019
Khaibullin wins Olympic berth in sport climbing for Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, August 22, 2019: Rishat Khaibullin of Kazakhstan booked his berth in sport climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when he finished in the top seven in the men’s event at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships in Japan last weekend.

Khaibullin set a new Kazakhstan record of 5.863 seconds in speed climbing – bouldering and lead climbing are the other two disciplines in sport climbing – as he book....

22 Aug 2019
India dominates Tokyo 2020 hockey test event

Tokyo, Japan, August 22, 2019: It was double delight for India as both the men’s and women’s teams won the finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics hockey test event.

India’s women’s team defeated hosts Japan 2-1 in the final on Wednesday, August 21. Earlier the Indian men’s team blanked New Zealand 5-0 to clinch top honours at the Oi Hockey Stadium, the venue for hockey at next year’s Olympics.

The newly-built venue passed with flying colou....

22 Aug 2019
SEA Games organisers receive 20,000 volunteer applications

Manila, Philippines, August 22, 2019: As the Philippines celebrated 100 days to go to the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the public are showing a true volunteer spirit.

The SEA Games, which will run from November 30 to December 11, will have ample manpower support thanks to 20,000 applications to be a volunteer. The target of organising committee PHISGOC was 9,000.

Since the volunteers programme was launched in April, 36 institutio....

22 Aug 2019
Indonesia’s Asian Games champs beaten by Koreans at badminton worlds

Basel, Switzerland, August 21, 2019: The World Championships jinx continued to haunt Indonesia’s Asian Games men’s double champions Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo as the top seeds lost to Korea’s Choi Sol Gyu and Seo Seung Jae in the second round of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019.

Choi and Seo showed character to bounce back from a first game loss and a 17-19 deficit in the decider to prevail over the favourites 16....

22 Aug 2019
Nagoya, Shanghai to host short track World Cup next season

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 22, 2019: The International Skating Union World Cup Short Track series will stop in six countries in season 2019-2020, including Japan and China, the ISU has announced.

On the first day of the World Cup (Fridays), athletes will go through qualifying rounds in order to secure a spot in the World Cup sessions that will take place on days two and three (Saturdays and Sundays).

The schedule is:

Novemb....

21 Aug 2019
Qatar shooters leave for Rio aiming for Olympic berths

Doha, Qatar, August 21, 2019: A five-strong Qatari shooting team left on Monday, August 19, for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a five-day training camp ahead of the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup which will be held from August 26 to September 3.

The World Cup in Rifle and Pistol will serve as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and more than 500 athletes from 66 countries will participate.

The Qatari national....

21 Aug 2019
Pakistan’s Olympic hero and hockey goalkeeper Zakir Hussain passes away

Islamabad, Pakistan, August 21, 2019: Pakistan’s legendary hockey goalkeeper and Olympic champion Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday, August 19, at the age of 89.

Hussain was part of the gold medal winning Pakistan side at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He also won a silver at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. The goalkeeper also grabbed gold for Pakistan in the 1958 Tokyo Asian Games and in the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games.

Pakistan Ho....

21 Aug 2019
Singapore surprise for world No. 1 Yamaguchi

Basel, Switzerland, August 20, 2019: Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min ousted world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the second round of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland on Tuesday evening.

The 20-year-old Singaporean defeated the Japanese player in straight sets 21-14, 21-18 in a women’s singles second round match that lasted 40 minutes.

Yeo, who is ranked 32nd in the world, said: "I did my best to focus on ev....

20 Aug 2019
Sri Lanka NOC to hold Olympic Solidarity sport administrators course

Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 20, 2019: The Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee will hold its second Olympic Solidarity Sport Administrators course next month.

An invitation has been issued to sport administrators, lecturers in sports management and sport science and physical education instructors to join the course which will be held from September 19-22 at Olympic House in Colombo.

The Sri Lanka NOC has stated that gender balance will....

20 Aug 2019
Nepal women’s football team to use Nadezhda Cup as warm-up for South Asian Games

Lalitpur, Nepal, August 20, 2019: Nepal women’s national football team will use the four-team Nadezhda Cup in Kyrgyzstan next month as a warm-up for the 13th South Asian Games in December.

Nepal will compete alongside hosts Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the round-robin tournament to be played in Karakol from September 8-12, the All Nepal Football Association announced.

The Association added that the Nepal women’s team will ....

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