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21 Oct 2018
IIHF receives peace award for unified Korea team

hodes, Greece, October 20, 2018: Bringing together teams from North and South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang has earned the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) a Peace and Sport Award.

The IIHF received the Special Jury Award at the Peace and Sport Forum for its efforts in bringing together a unified North and South Korea women’s ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics.

Eight international and regional org....

21 Oct 2018
Macau NOC joins city sports carnival, promotes OCA events

Macau, China, October 21, 2018: The sports community in Macau, China, joined forces on Sunday to stage the ninth Macau Sports Carnival in the historic Tap Seac Square in the cultural heart of the city.

More than 70 sports federations and other organisations affiliated to the Association of Sports Federations in Macau, China took part in the day-long carnival, which attracted thousands of sports fans, families and other members of the public o....

20 Oct 2018
Zhang selected for IOC’s 2026 evaluation commission

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 18, 2018: The Evaluation Commission that will assess the Candidate Cities for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – Calgary (Canada), Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden) – has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Commission is formed of IOC Members and Olympic Movement representatives. Some of these were already part of the Working Group that was responsibl....

20 Oct 2018
Sports officials learn CPR techniques

Manama, Bahrain, October 19, 2018: Twenty-seven sports officials from various clubs and federations attended a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Bahrain Olympic Academy.

This two-day course was organised in cooperation with the American base in Bahrain and was presented by a team of experts in this area.

The course followed the directives of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Repr....

19 Oct 2018
Survey reveals big tourist spending at Asian Games

akarta, Indonesia, October 18, 2018: Spending by foreign and domestic tourists during the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia reached IDR3.7 trillion (244 million USD), according to a new survey.

Spending on souvenirs accounted for the largest proportion of the overall sum, according to the head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Bambang Brodjonegoro.

Around IDR655.4 billion (43 million USD) of the foreign tourist spend....

18 Oct 2018
Thai boxers win two YOG golds

Date: 18 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 18, 2018: Thailand won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in boxing as Asian countries dominated the ring on the penultimate day at the Youth Olympic Games.

Panpatchara Somnuek and Atichai Phoemsap gave Thailand two golds while Kazakhstan’s Aibek Oralbay also won a gold. In addition, Asia’s strong contingent of boxers won two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Somnuek earned T....

17 Oct 2018
Kitazono raises the bar to become first gymnast to win five golds at YOG

Date: 16 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 16, 2018: The crowds repeatedly called out his name “Takeru, we love you”, leaving Japan’s teenage gymnastic sensation blushing after he finished the Youth Olympic Games with a five-star performance.

Takeru Kitazono became the most decorated artistic gymnast in the history of the Youth Olympic Games winning five individual gold medals. He also won a silver in the team competition.

Kit....

17 Oct 2018
China, Qatar end YOG athletics programme on top of podium

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: China and Qatar were among the nations winning a gold medal on the last day of the athletics competition at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, October 16.

The 11 medal events on the final day included the women’s 5k walk, the men’s and women’s 200 metres and the men’s javelin.

In the first of those four events, Xi Ricuo of China shed tears of joy as she crossed the line first in a time of 22....

17 Oct 2018
Zhang’s aim is true in archery final

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: China’s Zhang Mengyao overcame Spain’s Elia Canales 6-4 in a keenly contested archery final to win the women’s individual recurve gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, October 16.

After scoring 675 points out of a possible 720 in the ranking round to earn top seeding for the elimination rounds, Zhang made her consistency count, averaging an impressive 28 points in each three-arrow set.

17 Oct 2018
Ambassador hosts dinner for Philippines’ YOG team

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: The Philippines has ended its Youth Olympic Games campaign at Buenos Aires with one silver medal – for Christian Tio in men’s kiteboarding. This silver medal success for the Boracay-based sailor was celebrated at a farewell dinner hosted by the Philippine Ambassador to Argentina, Linglingay Lacanlale, on Monday. The reception was attended by team members and led by Chef de Mission Jonne Go. “For me it’s ....

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