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17 Dec 2018
Long-time rowing advisor in Hong Kong awarded IOC Trophy

Hong Kong, China, December 17, 2018: The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China has presented the 2018 IOC Trophy “Olympism in Action” to Sir David Akers-Jones, Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong, China Rowing Association, in recognition of his excellent contribution in fostering Hong Kong’s social and sports development.

The award presentation ceremony of the 2018 IOC Trophy was held on December 14 at the South China Athl....

17 Dec 2018
Chinese divers sweep FINA awards for 2018

Hangzhou, China, December 16, 2018: The best aquatic athletes of 2018 across FINA’s disciplines were announced on Sunday night in Hangzhou, China as the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) came to an end.

Ten elite athletes (five men and five women), two teams, their respective coaches, two masters athletes and a media award were distributed during the inspiring fifth edition of the annual FINA World Aquatics Gala 2018 “Soirée des Et....

17 Dec 2018
Winter Olympics hosting tops sports stories in Korea for 2018

Seoul, Korea, December 17, 2018: South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympics for the first time topped the list of the country's most memorable sports news stories of 2018, as compiled by Yonhap News Agency on Monday.

In a survey of 57 South Korean newspapers and broadcasters from December 7-12, the successful staging of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics earned 505 points to finish first.

A first-place vote was worth 10 points, with ....

17 Dec 2018
FINA President praises Hangzhou organisers

Hangzhou, China, December 16, 2018: The 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) came to a close on Sunday night in Hangzhou with Asian powerhouses China and Japan securing places in the Top 10 final medals table. Nine world records were established over the six days of action.

Host nation China finished fifth with three gold medals, five silver medals and five bronze for 13 in total. Japan was eighth, with two gold medals, one silver and....

17 Dec 2018
PV Sindhu grabs her first major title to give India historic victory

Guangzhou, China, December 16, 2018: At last, Pusarla V Sindhu has taken the step from blushing bridesmaid to radiant bride, savouring her career’s biggest moment with a historic triumph as she became the first Indian winner at the HSBC Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals 2018.

After losing seven successive finals in various championships, the Rio Olympics silver medalist finally overcame her finals blues with a 21-19, 21-17 win over....

16 Dec 2018
Two Koreas to meet IOC on joint 2032 Olympic bid

Seoul, South Korea, December 15, 2018: South Korea and North Korea will discuss their joint 2032 Olympic bid with the International Olympic Committee early next year, it was announced on Friday.

The two sides reached that agreement during the latest round of sports talks at the joint liaison office in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. South Korea Vice Sports Minister Roh Tae-kang and North ....

16 Dec 2018
IOC launches first Olympic store for Chinese fans with Alibaba help

Zhangjiakou, China, December 15, 2018: The International Olympic Committee and Worldwide Top Partner Alibaba Group launched the first-ever Olympic store on Tmall, China’s largest business-to-customer marketplace for brands and retailers, on Saturday.

The new Olympic store will be initially available to Chinese fans on Alibaba’s Tmall, with additional plans in development to create a global ecommerce platform for fans around the world.

15 Dec 2018
Tokyo 2020 roll out 56 test events to ensure a smooth Olympics

Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020, will hold 56 test events in all the Olympic sports until May 2020 to ensure that everything runs smoothly when the showpiece event returns to the Japanese capital.

These test events will comprise of both scheduled international sporting events that happen to take place in Japan during the build-up to the Games as well as dedicated ....

15 Dec 2018
India knocked out of men's hockey World Cup

Odisha, India, December 13, 2018: The Netherlands crushed home hopes with a 2-1 victory over India in the quarterfinals of the IHF Men's Hockey World Cup at Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

India, the last of the four Asian teams standing in the 16-team competition at the quarterfinals stage, opened the scoring in the first quarter through Akashdeep Singh who hit a rebound into the top of the net.

But the joy which erupted from the 16,000 fan....

15 Dec 2018
Wang wins China’s second gold of short-course world champs

Hangzhou, China, December 13, 2018: China’s Wang Jianjiahe produced an heroic performance to win the host country’s second gold medal of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou on Thursday night.

The 16-year-old schoolgirl destroyed the field to win the gruelling women’s 800 metres freestyle – 32 laps of the 25-metre pool – in 8 minutes, 04.35 seconds.

Simona Quadarella of Italy was second in 8:08.03 – 3.68 second....

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