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18 Jun 2019
Bahrain NOC to build sports medicine hospital

Manama, Bahrain, June 18, 2019: Bahrain Olympic Committee President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has authorised the construction of a new sports medicine hospital.

Shaikh Khalid, who is also First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, made the announcement at the sixth meeting of the current BOC board of directors.

Construction of the new hospital, which will be under the umbrella of the BOC, will begin so....

18 Jun 2019
Vietnam steps up judo development

Budapest, Hungary, June 18, 2019: The International Judo Federation welcomed leaders from the Judo Federation of Vietnam and the Vietnam Sports Administration to its Presidential Office in Budapest for the first time on Tuesday, June 11, and signed two agreements.

IJF President Marius L. Vizer, Vietnam Sports Administration Chairman Vuong Bich Thang and Judo Federation of Vietnam President and Vietnam Olympic Committee member Nguyen Manh Hung....

18 Jun 2019
Mongolia signs MOU to support athletes’ bid to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 18, 2019: Athletes in Mongolia bidding to take part in the Olympics and Paralympics received a boost with a Memorandum of Understanding being signed between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and state-owned enterprise Erdenet.

Yo Baatarbileg, Minister of Sport, and Badamsuren Khookhor, Director-General of Erdenet, signed a MOU supporting athletes and the national team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic....

17 Jun 2019
Qatar to host inaugural ANOC World Beach Games

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019: The Association of National Olympic Committees today announced the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games will be hosted by the Qatar Olympic Committee.

The Qatar government has provided ANOC with financial guarantees and has a proven track record in successfully hosting international events, including world championships in swimming, handball, gymnastics and cycling.

In order to prevent disruption to the NO....

17 Jun 2019
Tragedy in Iran as young karate star passes away

Tehran, Iran, June 17, 2019: Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Navid Mohammadi has tragically passed away after being involved in a fatal car accident in Tehran last week.

The World Karate family mourns the death of the 18-year-old Mohammadi who was one of the most promising karate athletes. He made history for the sport when he won the gold medal at Buenos Aires 2018 in the Male Kumite +68kg category in the first appearance of karate at....

17 Jun 2019
Nepal Olympic Day celebrations to last nine days

Kathmandu, Nepal, June 17, 2019: A nine-day celebration of Olympic Day under the umbrella of the Nepal Olympic Committee got underway in Kathmandu last Saturday.

Nepal NOC President and Member of Parliament Hon. Jeevan Ram Shrestha was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Modern Olympic Movement.

President Shrestha hoisted the Nepal flag and the chairman of Nepal’s Sports For All Commission, Bishnu G....

16 Jun 2019
Qatar wins right to host Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualifier

Doha, Qatar, June 16, 2019: Qatar will host the World Singles Olympic Qualification Event for Tokyo 2020 in May next year according to the International Table Tennis Federation.

Qatar and Portugal were selected as host nations for the Olympic singles and doubles qualification events respectively by the world table tennis governing body. The singles qualification tournament will be held from May 26-29 in Doha.

“Qatar is one of the most....

14 Jun 2019
Philippines shine in dragon boat races ahead of SEA Games

Manila, Philippines, June 14, 2019: Filipino paddlers haven’t lost their winning touch since bagging five gold medals in the ICF (International Canoe Federation) Dragon Boat World Championships in 2018, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

In a dazzling display of speed, precision and teamwork, the Go For Gold-Philippine Dragon Boat Team brought home two gold medals and one silver from the prestigious DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore earlier....

14 Jun 2019
18th Asian Games leader Erick Thohir set to become new IOC member

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019: The head of the organising committee for last year’s successful Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesian media mogul Erick Thohir, is set to become a new IOC member later this month.

Mr Thohir, 49, who is President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, is one of 10 names submitted by the IOC Executive Board to the 134th IOC Session that will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland from June 24-26.


14 Jun 2019
Hangzhou 2022 has big football dreams for 2,022 schools

Hangzhou, China, June 14, 2019: The organisers of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2022 have announced ambitious plans to develop football in 2,022 schools in the build-up to the next Asiad.

Organising committee HAGOC has joined forces with the Young Footballer Growth Fund to establish the Asian Games Football Dream on the donation platform of Alipay.

The aim of the programme is to support football on campus at a total of 2,....

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