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18 Aug 2019
Bahrain crowned West Asia football champions

Manama, Bahrain, August 18, 2019: Bahrain emerged as champions of West Asia defeating hosts Iraq 1-0 in the final of the West Asian Football Federation Championship at Karbala Sports City last Wednesday, August 14.

In a tightly contested final in front of a full-capacity home crowd, Bahrain broke Iraqi hearts with a solitary goal from striker Isa Moosa Ali in the 39th minute to win their maiden West Asia title.

Bahrain had defeated Jo....

18 Aug 2019
Kho Kho ready to play tag at South Asian Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2019: An inspection visit of the site for Kho Kho at the 13th South Asian Games was made by Indian officials last week.

The President of the Nepal Olympic Committee, Member of Parliament Jeevan Ram Shrestha, met with the Secretary General of the Kho Kho Federation of India, M.S. Tyagi, and its Director, Subhash Kumar, at the NOC headquarters.

The Indian duo were on a visit to look at preparations and readi....

18 Aug 2019
Aaliyah stands tall at waterski worlds

Putrajaya, Malaysia, August 18, 2019: Malaysian waterski darling Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah can certainly stand tall after rounding up the IWWF Waterski World Championships on a high.

With nothing to lose, the 16-year-old delivered another outstanding showing in the women’s tricks final to score 7,440 at the Water Sport Complex, Putrajaya on Sunday.

It bettered her score of 7,320 in the preliminaries and it is yet another new Asian open wo....

17 Aug 2019
Singapore NOC teams up with Toyota

Singapore, August 16, 2019: The Singapore National Olympic Council has announced a new partnership agreement as they drive into the future.

The partnership is with Borneo Motors and Toyota Singapore – a TOP partner of the International Olympic Committee and now the official mobility partner of Singapore NOC.

In a Facebook post, Toyota Singapore said: “As part of championing our ‘Start Your Impossible’ initiative, Borneo Motors is hono....

17 Aug 2019
Asian Beach Games 'veteran' Aaliyah makes history at waterskiing worlds

Putrajaya, Malaysia, August 16, 2019: In a huge breakthrough for Malaysian waterskiing, Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah reached her first final at the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) Waterski World Championships on Friday.

Starting eighth in the women’s tricks preliminaries series 2, the teenager was at her calmest under intense pressure as she racked up a total of 7,320 points at the Water Sport Complex in Putrajaya.

Tha....

15 Aug 2019
Korea NOC President plans North-South bid for 2024 Winter YOG

Seoul, Korea, August 15, 2019: Lee Kee-heung, President of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee and IOC member, is hoping that the International Olympic Committee will award the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2024 to a joint Korea bid.

In an interview with the Yonhap News Agency in Seoul, Lee said a joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games by South Korea and North Korea remained the ultimate goal.

Yonhap reports that the IOC ....

15 Aug 2019
Nepali organisers announce key deadlines for South Asian Games

Lalitpur, Nepal, August 15, 2019: The deadlines for entry by sport and entry by name for athletes at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu and Pokhara have been announced by Nepali organisers.

At a meeting chaired by the President of the Nepal Olympic Committee, Member of Parliament the Hon. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, it was decided that the deadline for entry by sport would be September 30.

The deadline for entry by name of the athletes ....

15 Aug 2019
Sanya 2020 ABG launches official website

Sanya, Hainan, China, August 15, 2019: The official website of the Olympic Council of Asia’s 6th Asian Beach Games 2020 is up and running.

On Thursday, August 15, the website 三亚2020年第六届亚洲沙滩运动会官网 showed there are 471 days to the opening ceremony of the 6th ABG in Sanya, Hainan Island, China, on November 28. The Games will run until December 6.

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14 Aug 2019
Mongolian athletes receive financial grant from Japan in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 14, 2019: Mongolian athletes training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have received a grant of 50 million Mongolian Tugriks (US$18,750) from Japan.

The financial boost to support their training was handed over by Kawauchi Shiro, Japan’s Cultural Envoy to Mongolia, to Mongolia’s Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, Yondonperenlei Baatarbileg, earlier this month.

The Minister met ....

14 Aug 2019
China’s equestrian jumping team qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Beijing, China, August 13, 2019: China's show jumping team qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games equestrian competition after finishing second at the Olympic Group G team jumping qualifier in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, reports Xinhua News.

China's Li Yaofeng, Zhang You, Li Zhenqiang and Liu Tongyan totalled 47 faults for second place behind New Zealand, who had 17 faults.

Six nations were competing for the two slo....

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