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16 Nov 2018
Generation Amazing opens its first football pitch in India

Punjab, India, November 16, 2018: Generation Amazing, a key 2022 FIFA World Cup legacy project, has launched its first football pitch in India. Located next to a school in Jamsher, Punjab State, the pitch will host Generation Amazing’s football for development programme and provide a safe space for more than 20,000 young people.

“Our football for development programme has made significant strides since it was launched in India earlier this ye....

16 Nov 2018
Chinese Taipei weightlifter Lin banned for eight years

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 15, 2018: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and Lin Tzu-Chi (women’s 63kg weightlifting), CAS announced in a media release on Thursday, November 15.

Lin Tzu-Chi is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of eight years starting on November 14, 2018 with credit for any prior period of p....

16 Nov 2018
AIBA President opens women’s world boxing championships

Delhi, India, November 14, 2018: The opening ceremony of the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships took place in Delhi on Wednesday evening, kicking off in style what is set to be 10 days of first-class action inside the ring. The event runs from November 15-24.

Boxers flying the flags of the 62 competing countries and regions paraded around the two gleaming rings of the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium at the Indira Gandhi Sport Complex.

15 Nov 2018
IOC President to visit 2020 Olympic site in Fukushima

Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2018: Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, is set to visit Fukushima when he arrives in Tokyo for Olympic-related meetings later this month.

Fukushima Prefecture will host six baseball and softball matches when the sports return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 and the IOC President has penciled in the city as a stopover on his 2020 Tokyo Olympics site inspections, according to....

14 Nov 2018
Nepal enter second round of AFC Women’s 2020 Olympic football qualifiers

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 14, 2018: Nepal squeezed through to the second round of the AFC Women’s 2020 Olympic football qualifiers after a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in their final pool game enabled them to finish third in the preliminary round in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday.

Nepal and Palestine finished the first round of qualifiers as the two best third-placed teams to move into the next round of Asian qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic....

14 Nov 2018
Hong Kong, China NOC holds YOG reception

Hong Kong, China, November 14, 2018: The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China organised a Welcome Home Reception on Wednesday, November 14 for the Hong Kong team that took part in the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month.

The VIPs included the Hon. Mr. Lau Kong-wah, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Home Affairs Bureau; Mr. Timothy Fok, IOC Hon. Member, President of SF&OC and OCA Vice Pre....

14 Nov 2018
Bahrain NOC promotes healthy, active lifestyle

Manama, Bahrain, November 14, 2018: The benefits of walking for health, physical fitness and mental well-being were stressed at a dedicated workshop held in Riffa. This day-long event was organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Olympic Academy and staged at the Bahrain National Stadium.

Entitled “The Importance and Benefits of Walking”, the seminar was part of the BOC’s annual plan to develop sports activity and promote a healthy lifesty....

14 Nov 2018
Timur Dossymbetov enters Modern Pentathlon Hall of Fame

Limassol, Cyprus, November 14, 2018: Timur Dossymbetov, the first President of the Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee, has posthumously been included in the Hall of Fame of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon.

The executive committee of the UIPM at its 70th Congress held last weekend in Cyprus decided the eminent Kazakh sports official, a former world champion in pentathlon, be inducted into its Hall of Fame.

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13 Nov 2018
Qatar considering Iran offer to host 2022 World Cup teams

Doha, Qatar, November 13, 2018: Qatar is considering an offer from Iran to host teams during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to a top official in the organising committee.

Asked if teams could be based in Iran for their training headquarters, chief organiser Hassan Al Thawadi said: “This is part of the operational plan, but obviously it will have to be done with FIFA.”

Tehran's plan would be for some teams to base themselves in f....

12 Nov 2018
Eleven Asian NOCs qualify for ANOC World Beach Games

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 12, 2018: A total of 44 National Olympic Committees from all five Olympic continents have so far qualified for the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019, the Association of National Olympic Committees announced on November 9.

The 44 include 11 Asian NOCs: China, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Qatar and Chinese Taipei (see details below).

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