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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....

12 Jul 2019
More than 80 NOCs attend CDM Seminar in Doha

Doha, Qatar, July 10, 2019: Representatives from more than 80 National Olympic Committees attended the Chef de Missions Seminar for the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha from July 8-10.

So far, 84 NOCs from all five continents have qualified for the October 12-16 WBG but it is expected that the final number will exceed 100.

A welcome reception, showcasing local Qatari culture, was held on the evening of July 8 before the CDM Seminar offi....

11 Jul 2019
Badminton development in Bhutan targets school teachers

Thimphu, Bhutan, July 11, 2019: Badminton Asia is delivering a series of programmes to develop more teachers and high-level coaches in Bhutan.

The course is designed around badminton activities and skills which are fun for the participants and, at the same time, educational and informative.

Badminton is becoming more and more popular in Bhutan and the Bhutan Badminton Federation capitalised on this by hosting the “Shuttle Time Tutor C....

11 Jul 2019
Fukuoka to host marathon swimming qualifier for Tokyo 2020

Gwangju, Korea, July 10, 2019: Fukuoka in Japan has been awarded the FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification competition for Tokyo 2020 by the FINA Bureau.

It was one of several competitions awarded during the FINA Bureau meeting on Wednesday, July 10 in Gwangju – host city of the 18th FINA World Championships from July 12-28. No dates were announced for the marathon swimming qualifier in Fukuoka.

Fukuoka is the next host o....

11 Jul 2019
New Sporting Asia focuses on women in sport

Kuwait, July 10, 2019: The new edition of the Olympic Council of Asia’s quarterly newsletter, Sporting Asia, is ready for download from the OCA website, www.ocasia.org.

Edition 45 – June 2019 – focuses on the rapidly developing women and sport movement in Asia and highlights several major achievements in the global Olympic scene.

Our eight-page women and sport coverage features the Asian winner of the IOC Women and Sport Awards World ....

11 Jul 2019
Chefs de Mission Seminar for ANOC World Beach Games closes in Doha

Doha, Qatar, July 11, 2019: Representatives from more than 80 National Olympic Committees attended the ANOC World Beach Games Chefs de Mission Seminar in Doha which came to an end on Thursday, July 11.

The three-day seminar arranged by the Organising Committee of the World Beach Games included a comprehensive briefing on preparations undertaken and a tour of proposed venues and the Athletes’ Village for the inaugural Games to be held from Oct....

10 Jul 2019
Tokyo 2020 sells 3.22 million tickets in first phase of lottery

Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2019: Tokyo 2020 organisers have announced that an additional ticket lottery will be held this year after 3.22 million tickets were sold to the general public in Japan in the first phase of ticket sales.

More than 90 per cent of the people who were awarded tickets through the first phase of the lottery made a purchase - an indication of the growing passion for the Olympic Games in Japan.

For the fans who were no....

10 Jul 2019
Malaysia NOC promotes women’s leadership in sport

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 10, 2019: The Olympic Council of Malaysia Women and Sport Committee organised the OCM Women and Sport Seminar on Monday, July 8 at the OCM Indoor Sports Complex in Kuala Lumpur. The theme was “Empowering Women Leadership in Sport”.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Dr. Waitchalla R.R.V. Suppiah, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, and the closing ceremony was conducted by Dato’ Sri....

10 Jul 2019
Jordan NOC signs agreement with Soc-Gen Bank

Amman, Jordan, July 10, 2019: The Jordan Olympic Committee has signed a partnership agreement with Societe Generale Bank. The agreement was signed by the JOC Secretary General, Nasser Majali, and the Director General of SGBJ, Nadim Qabwat.

The agreement comes within the framework of the JOC’s efforts to support Jordanian sports and athletes by working with institutions and companies keen to develop the sports sector in the Kingdom.

Ma....

10 Jul 2019
India’s Chand wins historic 100m gold medal at Summer Universiade

Naples, Italy, July 10, 2019: Dutee Chand created history when she became the first Indian to win a 100-metre gold medal at the Summer Universiade.

Chand won the gold medal in the women’s 100m sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples on Tuesday, July 9, clocking a time of 11.32 seconds. No Indian had qualified for the 100m final in the history of the Universiade before.

Dutee told the Indian Express after her famous victor....

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