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19 Nov 2018
Sri Lankan student rower on spirit award shortlist

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 19, 2018: The World Rowing Federation (FISA) and Filippi Boats have announced the finalists for the 2018 Filippi Spirit Award. The award honours university student rowers recognising their commitment to World Rowing’s core values.

Nominations came from around the world and have been narrowed down to a shortlist of four with four regions of the world being represented and four areas of study – psychology, engine....

19 Nov 2018
New Oman Olympic Academy set to spread Olympic ideals

Muscat, Oman, November 19, 2018: The Oman Olympic Academy will be officially opened on December 3 opening the way for it to serve as an Olympic educational and cultural hub.

The Board of Directors of the Oman Olympic Committee met last week under the stewardship of Sheikh Saif bin Hilal Al Hosni, acting Chairman, reviewed the final draft of the working strategy and system of the Oman Olympic Academy and decided the time was ripe for this body....

19 Nov 2018
Hong Kong beats Kenya to keep Rugby World Cup qualifying hopes alive

Marseille, France, November 17, 2018: Hong Kong beat Kenya 42-17 in their second match of the four-team repechage tournament on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

After losing their first match 26-9 to Germany, Hong Kong bounced back with a six-try performance against Kenya to earn a bonus point ahead of their final outing in the round-robin against qualifying favourites Canada.

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16 Nov 2018
Generation Amazing opens its first football pitch in India

Punjab, India, November 16, 2018: Generation Amazing, a key 2022 FIFA World Cup legacy project, has launched its first football pitch in India. Located next to a school in Jamsher, Punjab State, the pitch will host Generation Amazing’s football for development programme and provide a safe space for more than 20,000 young people.

“Our football for development programme has made significant strides since it was launched in India earlier this ye....

16 Nov 2018
Chinese Taipei weightlifter Lin banned for eight years

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 15, 2018: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and Lin Tzu-Chi (women’s 63kg weightlifting), CAS announced in a media release on Thursday, November 15.

Lin Tzu-Chi is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of eight years starting on November 14, 2018 with credit for any prior period of p....

16 Nov 2018
AIBA President opens women’s world boxing championships

Delhi, India, November 14, 2018: The opening ceremony of the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships took place in Delhi on Wednesday evening, kicking off in style what is set to be 10 days of first-class action inside the ring. The event runs from November 15-24.

Boxers flying the flags of the 62 competing countries and regions paraded around the two gleaming rings of the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium at the Indira Gandhi Sport Complex.

15 Nov 2018
IOC President to visit 2020 Olympic site in Fukushima

Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2018: Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, is set to visit Fukushima when he arrives in Tokyo for Olympic-related meetings later this month.

Fukushima Prefecture will host six baseball and softball matches when the sports return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 and the IOC President has penciled in the city as a stopover on his 2020 Tokyo Olympics site inspections, according to....

14 Nov 2018
Nepal enter second round of AFC Women’s 2020 Olympic football qualifiers

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 14, 2018: Nepal squeezed through to the second round of the AFC Women’s 2020 Olympic football qualifiers after a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in their final pool game enabled them to finish third in the preliminary round in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday.

Nepal and Palestine finished the first round of qualifiers as the two best third-placed teams to move into the next round of Asian qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic....

14 Nov 2018
Hong Kong, China NOC holds YOG reception

Hong Kong, China, November 14, 2018: The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China organised a Welcome Home Reception on Wednesday, November 14 for the Hong Kong team that took part in the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month.

The VIPs included the Hon. Mr. Lau Kong-wah, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Home Affairs Bureau; Mr. Timothy Fok, IOC Hon. Member, President of SF&OC and OCA Vice Pre....

14 Nov 2018
Bahrain NOC promotes healthy, active lifestyle

Manama, Bahrain, November 14, 2018: The benefits of walking for health, physical fitness and mental well-being were stressed at a dedicated workshop held in Riffa. This day-long event was organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Olympic Academy and staged at the Bahrain National Stadium.

Entitled “The Importance and Benefits of Walking”, the seminar was part of the BOC’s annual plan to develop sports activity and promote a healthy lifesty....

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