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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.


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.


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....

14 Aug 2019
Philippines appoints CDM for Tokyo 2020

Manila, Philippines, August 14, 2019: Football chief Nonong Araneta has been named as the Philippines' chef de mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reports ABS-CBN News.

His appointment was announced during the Philippine Olympic Committee’s first general assembly since Cavite Rep. Bambol Tolentino’s election as its new president.

“I’ll do my best to help the team and hopefully we can have a good performance in Tokyo,” said Araneta.

14 Aug 2019
Minister’s visit boosts Brunei’s young wushu athletes

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, August 14, 2019: Brunei Darussalam’s junior wushu athletes received a morale boost when the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, visited their training ground this week.

The wushu athletes will compete in the 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bo....

13 Aug 2019
Sri Lanka hires Serbian coaches for South Asian Games handball campaign

Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 13, 2019: The Handball Federation of Sri Lanka have set their sights on golden glory at the South Asian Games and hired two high-performance coaches from Serbia to train the national squad until the December 1-10 Games in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nedeljko Matic and Nenad Kraljsevski arrived in the island on August 1 on a four-month contract and have got down to work with the Sri Lanka men’s and women’s squad.


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