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21 Jul 2019
More than 100 athletes, officials from Macau visit Zhuhai, Guangzhou on sports mission

Macau, China, July 21, 2019: A delegation of more than 100 athletes and officials from Macau, China went on a two-day tour of southern China to promote sports exchange and cooperation with their neighbours in the Greater Bay Area.

The tour started on Friday morning just across the border in Zhuhai, where students joined local athletes in badminton and table tennis training.

After visiting sports halls in Zhuhai and holding a meeting w....

21 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka crowned West Asia baseball champions

Diyagama, Sri Lanka, July 21, 2019: Sri Lanka narrowly defeated Pakistan 5-4 to win the West Asia Baseball Championship in Diyagama on Saturday.

In a thrilling game, the hosts kept their nerve to ward off a strong comeback from Pakistan, who trailed 5-1 going into the eighth inning, to delight the home fans at the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship baseball grounds just outside Colombo.

Pakistan scored two runs in the eighth but could only ma....

21 Jul 2019
Swimming to have most number of medals at Tokyo 2020

Gwangju, Korea, July 21, 2019: FINA will be the governing body of a sport with the highest number of medals – 49 – at Tokyo 2020, it was revealed at the FINA General Congress in Gwangju, Korea, last Friday, July 19.

Speaking in the presence of delegates from 167 National Federations where the 18th World Championships are being staged until Sunday, July 28, FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione lauded the success of the world governing body for sw....

19 Jul 2019
Myanmar holds two-week long Olympic Day 2019 celebrations

Naypyitaw, Myanmar, July 19, 2019: Myanmar Olympic Committee celebrated Olympic Day 2019 with a mass hike attended by more than 11,000 people, plus a number of sports activities from June 16 to 30 across the country.

The Olympic Day Mass Hike was held on June 23 with 11,358 people taking part in the fun event. In addition to this, there were several sports events organised by the respective federations with more than 3,000 participants in the....

19 Jul 2019
UAE NOC reviews preparations for GCC Women’s Games

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2019: The United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee met with representatives of national sports federations to review preparations for the 6th Gulf Cooperation Council Women’s Games to be held in Kuwait in October.

The meeting was attended by Mohamed Ben Darwish, Executive Director of the UAE NOC, Brigadier General Saleh Mohamed Ben Ashour, Assistant Secretary General for technical and sports affair....

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....

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