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13 Dec 2019
China’s Li wins ‘against all odds’ equestrian award

Beijing, China, December 13, 2019: China’s Li Zhenqiang was presented with the Against All Odds Award at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) awards gala presented by Longines in Moscow.

Li started riding at the age of 27 and became a professional athlete just two years later. He was the first Chinese equestrian athlete to obtain the minimum eligibility requirements for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Sadly, in 2009, his horse Jumpy ....

13 Dec 2019
Four Asian legs on FINA marathon swim calendar for 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 13, 2019: FINA has announced the calendar for the 2020 edition of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, which includes an 11-leg competition, taking place between February and October.

With CNSG as Title Sponsor, the circuit gathers the best open water swimmers in the world in a series of 10km races. The calendar includes Qatar, Chinese Taipei, China and Hong Kong.

The 2020 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim....

13 Dec 2019
FINA Bureau meets in Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 12, 2019: A few hours before the official opening of the 20th FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships, to be staged in Kuwait City from December 12-20, the FINA Bureau held its last 2019 meeting. Under the presidency of Dr Julio C. Maglione, the main highlights of the gathering were:

*Approval of the standard qualifying times for the 2020 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and the....

13 Dec 2019
JOC President Yamashita set to become IOC Member

Tokyo, Japan, December 13, 2019: The new President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Yasuhiro Yamashita, has been nominated to be a member of the International Olympic Committee next year.

The judo legend, who received the Outstanding Athlete trophy at the ANOC Awards in Doha in October, is one of three nominations to be submitted to the 135th IOC Session on January 10 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The proposals were made by the IOC Executive Bo....

13 Dec 2019
Five Asian athletes bid for IOC Athletes’ Commission

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 13, 2019: Thirty candidates, including five from Asian National Olympic Committees, have been nominated for four available positions on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. The elections will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Nominated by their respective NOCs together with their NOC Athletes’ Commissions, the 30 candidates are from 30 NOCs and 19 summer sports.

The athletes elected by their pe....

13 Dec 2019
Beijing 2022 opens global volunteer programme

Beijing, China, December 13, 2019: The organising committee of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022 has launched the volunteer programme under the theme “Building a Dream Together”.

Continuing the powerful legacy and spirit of volunteerism from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, the organising committee plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Olympic Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for the Paralympic Winter Games.

The volu....

13 Dec 2019
Korea’s bid for Winter YOG 2024 gains momentum

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 13, 2019: The IOC Executive Board has accepted the recommendation of the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games to initiate a targeted dialogue with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 20204.

In line with the proposals for future host elections approved by the IOC Session in June, the IOC had already been open to opportunities for the Winter YOG 2024. The pr....

12 Dec 2019
Pakistan to use four cities to host 2021 South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 12, 2019: Pakistan will use Lahore and three other cities to host the 14th South Asian Games at the end of 2021 according to the country’s top Olympic official Lt. General Syed Arif Hasan.

Hasan, President of the Pakistan Olympic Association, told fellow executive members at a recent meeting of the South Asian Olympic Council that Pakistan was looking forward to hosting the Games.

“The Games will be based ....

11 Dec 2019
Nepal Prime Minister Oli declares South Asian Games a ‘grand success’

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 11, 2019: The Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, and top Nepalese sports officials Ramesh Kumar Silwal and Jeevan Ram Shrestha declared the 13th South Asian Games an unprecedented success at the closing ceremony on Tuesday.

Addressing the huge crowd at Dasharath Stadium via video conferencing, Oli, who had only a few days before returned from hospital after an appendix operation, commended Nepalese athletes for....

11 Dec 2019
Filipino spirit burns brightly at SEA Games closing ceremony

Tarlac, Philippines, December 11, 2019: The pride and passion of the Filipinos was on display at a rousing closing ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the athletics stadium of New Clark City on Wednesday evening.

There was much to celebrate for the host nation as the curtains came down on a hugely successful event both on and off the field.

The Philippines team was presented with the overall SEA Games championship after wi....

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