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18 Feb 2020
Women in Sport: Hong Kong rugby’s Royce Chan

Hong Kong, China, February 18, 2020: Former Hong Kong women’s rugby captain Royce Chan Leong-sze is in no doubt about the impact rugby has had on her life, reports World Rugby.

Having joined a local club in her mid-20s primarily to please her boss at work, the game helped provide the structure that Chan had been missing since she graduated from secondary school.

By her own admission she was “quite a party person” prior to picking up....

18 Feb 2020
‘United by Emotion’ at Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan, February 17, 2020: Tokyo 2020 revealed the official Games Motto, "United by Emotion", on Monday. The motto emphasises the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to connect and celebrate in a way that reaches beyond their differences.

The motto encapsulates the Games vision capturing the essence of the ideas and concepts that the host city wishes to share with the world.

"United ....

18 Feb 2020
IOC Spotlight: Japan’s figure skating sensation Yuzuru Hanyu

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 18, 2020: At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Yuzuru Hanyu wowed the spectators – and the millions watching on TV around the world – by winning the men’s figure skating gold medal.

The Japanese icon defended his crown four years later at PyeongChang 2018 and has since become the first figure skater to complete the “super slam” with his victory at the Four Continents Championship at Seoul this month.

18 Feb 2020
Nepal Armed Police Force athletes receive cash rewards for winning medals at 13th South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, February 18, 2020: The Nepal Armed Police Force felicitated the 13th South Asian Games medal winners from the department on Sunday, February 16.

A total of 80 athletes from the Nepal APF Club had bagged 45 medals – eight golds, 15 silvers and 22 bronze medals – in the regional sporting extravaganza held from December 1-10 last year in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Nepal finished second in the medal standings behind powerh....

18 Feb 2020
Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards gala dinner postponed

Hong Kong, China, February 18, 2020: The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that the annual sports stars awards presentation night has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The statement read:

“In view of the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, to minimize the health risk of attending athletes, VIPs, guests and NSAs, the Sports Fed....

17 Feb 2020
Malaysia NOC, judo federation organise course for coaches

Penang, Malaysia, February 17, 2020: The Olympic Council of Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysia Judo Federation organised the Technical Course for Coaches in Judo (Level 1) from February 10-14 at the Penang Golf Club.

The course was supported and endorsed by Olympic Solidarity and the International Judo Federation. It was conducted by “Sensei” (teacher) Salim Bougoffa from Great Britain, who was appointed by the IJF.

Twenty ....

17 Feb 2020
International Fencing Academy to be built in Tashkent

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, February 17, 2020: An International Fencing Academy will open in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with the support of the International Fencing Federation (FIE).

Members of the executive committee of the FIE – Aze Erika, Novak Perovich and Vitaliy Logvin – met Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov, the President of the Uzbekistan National Olympic Committee, in Tashkent, where it was decided that an International Fencing Academy would start operat....

16 Feb 2020
Central Asian NOCs to revive regional games in 2021

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 16, 2020: A meeting of Secretaries General of the Central Asian National Olympic Committees was held in Nur-Sultan. The main agenda was not only the cooperation between the NOCs in the region but also the resumption of the Central Asian Games, reports Olympic.kz.

The meeting was attended by the Vice President of NOC Kazakhstan, Andrey Kryukov, and NOC representatives of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ky....

14 Feb 2020
Hong Kong rugby sevens postponed to October

Hong Kong, China, February 13, 2020: The Hong Kong Rugby Union and World Rugby have announced the rescheduling of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens to October 16-18, 2020.

The move is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the ensuing travel and logistical challenges that meant organisers could no longer guarantee to host the event in April without disruption.

When offered the opportunity of an exciting new slot later in th....

14 Feb 2020
Korea’s Winter YOG champion looks ahead to Beijing 2022

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 13, 2020: Korea’s Winter Youth Olympic Games figure skating champion You Young will be only 17 years old when the next Winter Olympics come around in Beijing in 2022.

But she is on course to be one of the finest skaters in the world at Beijing 2022 and with a genuine chance of earning a place on the podium, even against the mighty Russians, Japanese and North Americans.

You finished 13 points clear of....

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