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24 Mar 2019
Malaysia NOC ExCo meeting focuses on SEA Games preparations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 23, 2019: The 188th Olympic Council of Malaysia Executive Council meeting - the first ExCo meeting of 2019) - was held on Saturday, March 23 at the OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. The meeting was chaired by Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, President of OCM.

Present at the meeting were 11 members of the Executive Board, 29 delegates from National Sports Associations of Ordinary Members, ....

22 Mar 2019
Maldives NOC sends former goalkeeper Aminath to top-level sports course

Male, Maldives, March 22, 2019: Maldives football coach Ms. Aminath Shiyana left for Budapest, Hungary on March 17 to attend the International Coaching Course (ICC).

The diploma programme offered by the University of Physical Education in Hungary is organised by the University’s International Directorate in collaboration with the IOC and Olympic Solidarity.

The course is held twice a year, from March to June and from September to De....

21 Mar 2019
Kazakhstan NOC and UNESCO agree on cooperation

Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 21, 2019: The Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee has signed a memorandum of cooperation with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The document was signed by Saken Mussaibekov, Kazakhstan NOC General Secretary, and Krista Pikkat, Director of UNESCO office for Kazakhstan. The signed memorandum is the first such document in Central Asia.

Within the framework of this ....

21 Mar 2019
Doha 2019 Worlds launches volunteer programme

Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2019: Qatar’s local organising committee for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will seek the help of at least 3,000 volunteers for the showpiece event taking place in the Middle East for the first time in September.

Volunteers based in Qatar, as well as from all over the world, can now be part of the unprecedented extravaganza in Doha from September 27 to October 6 with registration opening this week for ....

20 Mar 2019
Singapore PM joins public sailing day

Singapore, March 20, 2019: Singapore Sailing welcomed a special visitor to their complimentary public sailing weekend at Marina Bay last Saturday - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Together with Madam Ho Ching they put on their life jackets while listening to a safety briefing by General Manager Chung Pei Ming. They also wore the Singapore Sailing visors given to them, making them look just like a member of the sailing public.


20 Mar 2019
Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic Torch, Torch Relay emblem and official ambassadors

Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2019: Tokyo 2020 has unveiled the design of the torch that will be used during the Torch Relay for the next Olympic Games and the emblem that will be used to denote the Relay.

The Torch and its emblem will feature strongly in the build-up to the Games across the whole of Japan - and their unveiling on Wednesday comes exactly one year before the flame is due to arrive from Greece at Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi prefectu....

20 Mar 2019
Draw conducted for badminton’s Sudirman Cup in China

Nanning, China, March 19, 2019: Ten-time winners China are in a tricky group with India and Malaysia for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup, which will be held in Nanning, China from May 19-26, 2019.

The draw for the 31 participating teams, which are divided into four groups based on team rankings, was conducted in Nanning on Tuesday by the Badminton World Federation in the presence of officials from the Chinese Badminton Association, the host city, ....

20 Mar 2019
Yamanishi leads Japan’s domination at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships

Nomi, Japan, March 20, 2019: Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi lived up to his star billing as he fired off the fastest time of the year to win the men’s event at the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships last Sunday.

The bespectacled Yamanishi won the race, the third leg of the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge, in a time of one hour 17 minutes and 15 seconds. It lowered his personal best time by 26 seconds.

Trailing in his wake by a few ....

19 Mar 2019
UAE celebrates Emirati Child Day with 650 children

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2019: A total of 650 students participated in Emirati Child Day, an event organised by the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and the Fujairah Government last Sunday.

Held for the second year in a row, Emirati Child Day is a celebration to boost the physical, mental and psychological conditions of Emirati children with the view that they are the future generation that will carry the hopes....

19 Mar 2019
India’s successful bid to host U-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020 will be a game-changer

New Delhi, India, March 19, 2019: India will host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, a move which will raise the profile of women’s football in the country according to a senior official.

“We are thankful to FIFA for giving the right to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup. This will help the development of women’s football in the country and raise its profile,” All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das told the Press Trust o....

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