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18 Dec 2018
Jordan NOC promotes U15 fencing championships

Amman, Jordan, December 18, 2018: The sport of fencing is growing steadily in Jordan and its up and coming talent will be showcased at the Jordan Fencing Federation’s U15 National Championships for all weapons this week, reports the Jordan Olympic Committee.

The event is being held at the Federation’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Al Hussein Youth City, with the national team scouts in attendance to spot possible talent that can be develop....

18 Dec 2018
World athletics championships 2019 ‘reflects Qatar 2030 national vision’

Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Vice President and General Director of the local organising committee of the IAAF 2019 World Athletics Championships, HE Dahlan Al Hamad, says the hosting of the track and field extravaganza is in line with the Qatar 2030 national vision.

“Qatar has designed its 2030 national vision not only for the sports field but to promote comprehensive developme....

18 Dec 2018
South Korea budgets US$3.4 billion as operating costs for 2032 Olympics with North Korea

Seoul, Korea, December 18, 2018: South Korea will need a budget of about US$3.44 billion, or 3.9 trillion Won, to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics with North Korea, an estimate by the Seoul City government revealed on Tuesday. This excludes North Korea’s share.

The projection from multiple private institutions came as the Seoul metropolitan government is pushing for a joint bid with Pyongyang for the Olympic Games. The plan was part of t....

18 Dec 2018
Rugby World Cup 2019 achieves ‘Asia 1 Million’ participation target

Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018: With nine months to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, World Rugby’s “Impact Beyond” legacy programme has surpassed all expectations by achieving its target of one million participants in Asia.

Launched in 2013, the ground-breaking Impact Beyond project is a central pillar in World Rugby’s mission to grow the game globally, providing the platform for women and men, girls and boys to be introduced to the g....

18 Dec 2018
Palestine teenager Leila Malki wins FEI ‘Against All Odds’ Award

Manama, Bahrain, December 17, 2018: Leila Malki, 15, spoke of the challenges she faced growing up in Palestine and being involved in sports after scooping the "Against All Odds" prize at the International Equestrian Federation Awards 2018 at a glitzy ceremony in Manama last month.

The Palestinian teenager was recognised by the voting panel, including close to 100,000 public votes alongside a distinguished panel of judges representin....

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....

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