20 Jul 2018
OCA: Denis Ten - one of Asia’s best and most popular athletes

Kuwait, July 20, 2018: The Olympic Council of Asia has expressed “shock and immense grief” over the death of Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten at the age of 25.

“It is difficult to comprehend and to accept this truly awful news about the death of Denis Ten,” said the OCA President, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, in a statement.

“He was one of Asia’s most talented and popular athletes and to lose him at such a young age is tra....

20 Jul 2018
IOC Press Release: New events for Beijing 2022

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 20, 2018: The IOC Executive Board approved an innovative event programme for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 at their meeting on July 18. The programme includes the highest representation of female athletes at an Olympic Winter Games to date, while reducing the athlete quota below the maximum number specified in the Olympic Charter.

The new-look schedule features the addition of monobob and freestyle ski big ....

20 Jul 2018
Kazakhstan has lost ‘outstanding champion’, says NOC President

Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 19, 2018: The President of Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee, Timur Kulibayev, has sent his condolences to the parents of figure skating star Denis Ten, who died on Thursday after being stabbed in Almaty. Denis was 25 years old.

“On behalf of myself, on behalf of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan and the entire sports community of our country, I express my most sincere condolences on the untimely passin....

20 Jul 2018
Bahrain NOC holds symposium on OCA anti-doping guidelines

Manama, Bahrain, July 20, 2018: The Bahrain Olympic Committee’s anti-doping committee organised a symposium on anti-doping for national sports federations that will take part in the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18 to September 2.

The symposium, presented by Dr Hussain Al Haddad, aimed to spread awareness among sports federation representatives before sending their teams to the Asian Games.

20 Jul 2018
Uzbekistan NOC President discusses Olympic Solidarity projects with IOC

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 20, 2018: The President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, Umid Ahmadjonov, met with the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the NOC Press Service reports.

According to the NOC, Umid Ahmadjonov raised the issue of election of the representative of Uzbekistan to the membership of the IOC. At the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, eight new m....

20 Jul 2018
Tajikistan sports family celebrates Olympic Day in Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 20, 2018: More than 1,000 sports enthusiasts joined Tajikistan NOC for their Olympic Day 2018 celebrations at the Youth Park in Dushanbe.

The participants included athletes, Olympians, volunteers, NOC officials - including Vice President Abdullozoda Ahtam Rustam - and representatives of the Committee for Youth Affairs and Sports, as well as 1,000 members of the public.

The IOC President’s message was read ....

20 Jul 2018
Schooling, Feng named Singapore’s athletes of the year

Singapore, July 20, 2018: The finalists of the Singapore Sports Awards 2018 and members of the sporting fraternity gathered at Marina Bay Sands Singapore on July 19 to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the top athletes and those who have helped shape Sporting Singapore.

Organised by the Singapore NOC and Sport Singapore (SportSG), and supported by the Tote Board group comprising Tote Board, Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Clu....

19 Jul 2018
Thousands enjoy first day of Asian Games Torch Relay

Solo, Indonesia, July 19, 2018: The 18,000km Torch Relay for the 18th Asian Games began in a blaze of colour and with a carnival atmosphere in Central Java on Thursday. Starting from the Sultan’s Palace in the heart of Yogyakarta at 7am, the first leg of the relay made its first break at the iconic Tugu tower landmark two hours later.

The 11km route was lined with thousands of people, including 10,000 school children waving the distinctive re....

18 Jul 2018
Bahrain NOC plans Olympic Day celebration

Manama, Bahrain, July 18, 2018: Bahrain Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that they will celebrate the global Olympic Day 2018 on Friday, July 20.

This year’s event, which will start at 5.30pm near the Bahrain Football Association premises in Riffa, is being organised by the BOC in cooperation with the Bahrain Road Runners, which is under the Bahrain Athletics Association.

The distance for the run-walk is 3km and registration w....

18 Jul 2018
Asian Games is ‘extraordinary moment’ for Indonesia, says Susy Susanti

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 18, 2018: Badminton legend Susy Susanti is back in the sports spotlight – and loving every minute of it. The 1992 Olympic Games women’s singles champion is serving her country again as Indonesia’s Torch Relay Ambassador for the 18th Asian Games.

As such, she was the centre of attention when the Asian Games flame arrived in Yogyakarta, Central Java, from New Delhi, India, on Tuesday morning in readiness for the star....