25 Sep 2018
Syrian swimmer Ayman gets FINA backing for another six months

Phuket, Thailand, September 25, 2018: Syrian swimmer Ayman Klzie, an International Swimming Federation (FINA) scholarship holder, has seen his training support extended for another six months allowing him to fine-tune his preparations for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China in December.

Ayman, 23, is from Aleppo, Syria. He received a FINA scholarship in 2015 and moved to Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand where he ....

25 Sep 2018
Khalifa International air-conditioned stadium wows IAAF officials

Doha, Qatar, September 25, 2018: The world’s first air-conditioned sports stadium - the Khalifa International Stadium – has left top officials from the International Association of Athletics Federations visibly impressed.

The state-of-the-art Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which will be the venue for the 2019 IAAF World Championships, was visited by a large IAAF technical team last weekend.

They were all overwhelmed, especia....

25 Sep 2018
Pyongyang stages autumn marathon

Pyongyang, DPR Korea, September 25, 2018: The 2018 Autumn Amateur Marathon of DPR Korea was held in Pyongyang on Sunday, September 23, reports the Korean Central News Agency.

The competition, comprised of a full marathon, half-marathon, 10km and 5km races, attracted amateur runners from the DPRK, China, the Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, Sweden, Singapore and other countries.

The course started outside Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Pa....

25 Sep 2018
China’s Asian Games champs announce FIVB world championship squad

Beijing, China, September 25, 2018: China has unveiled a 14-member squad for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan as big names Zhu Ting and Zhang Changning spearhead a team including 10 world championship rookies, reports Xinhua.

"For many players in our squad, this is their first World Championship. They don't have much experience to deal with the pressure from the opponents. Veterans that have played in the Olym....

24 Sep 2018
2022 Asian Games host city prepares for FINA short-course world championships

Hangzhou, China, September 24, 2018: World swimming body FINA and the organising committee for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China, marked 100 days to go earlier this month.

The short-course championships will be held from December 11-16, preceded by the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention from December 8-10.

Around 1,000 athletes from 170 countries will be taking part in the short-course championships....

24 Sep 2018
WADA approves 2019 Prohibited List

Montreal, Canada, September 24, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued a media release related to the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), subject to strict conditions.

Meeting in the Seychelles upon the invitation of the National Sports Council of the Seychelles, WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) primarily focused on this key decision.

However, t....

24 Sep 2018
Tokyo 2020 to open volunteer recruitment this week

Tokyo, Japan, September 24, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer programme from this Wednesday.

Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes' Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success. They are of....

24 Sep 2018
Sri Lanka to host its first international baseball tournament

Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 24, 2018: Sri Lanka, better known for its prowess on the cricketing oval, will host an international baseball tournament for the first time, in March, 2019, as the sport continues to make impressive strides on the baseball diamond.

The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) executive committee, which met on the sidelines of the XII BFA Under 18 Baseball Championship in Miyazawa,

Japan earlier this month, awa....

24 Sep 2018
Launch of "Living Poetry in Hangzhou - Asian Games 2022" website

Hangzhou, China, September 24, 2018: The Hangzhou Tourism Commission has launched the “Living Poetry in Hangzhou - Asian Games 2022” website - an immersive, content-rich and thoroughly captivating consumer website that brings Hangzhou's unique characteristics and diverse experiences to life.

The site is centered on story-telling, seamlessly guiding travellers through 10 dedicated itineraries with links to airline pages offering special packag....

24 Sep 2018
Badminton ace Lee diagnosed with nose cancer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 24, 2018: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has been diagnosed with early stage nose cancer, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed in a statement on Saturday, September 22.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist is currently in Taiwan seeking treatment, BAM President Norza Zakaria said in the statement.

"Chong Wei is currently in Taiwan seeking treatment and I am pleased t....

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