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18 Sep 2018
Sapporo to focus on 2030 Winter Olympics

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2018: The IOC once again expressed its sympathy for the victims and families of all those affected by the recent earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, which left 41 dead and caused considerable damage, with many people still living in temporary shelters.

For this reason, the city of Sapporo, the Japanese Olympic Committee and the IOC agreed on Monday, September 17 that the IOC would not put Sapporo on the list of....

18 Sep 2018
Iran NOC sets up council to record key sporting moments

Tehran, Iran, September 18, 2018: In a move to record and keep alive key moments in the history of sport in Iran, an Oral History Planning Council has been created by the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Initiated by Iran NOC President Syed Reza Salehi Amiri, the Council has been tasked with preserving and maintaining experiences of sport and promoting the values and basic principles of the Olympic movement among th....

18 Sep 2018
Hong Kong, China NOC celebrates Asian Games success, YOG participation

Hong Kong, China, September 18, 2018: The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, held a function on Monday, September 17 to mark two events – the successful participation in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia and the flag presentation ceremony for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Argentina next month.

Hong Kong brought home a record medal haul from the Asian Games of 46 medals, comprised of eight gold, 18 silver and 20 br....

17 Sep 2018
Uzbekistan NOC signs four-year contract with Pres-Jog

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 17, 2018: The Uzbekistan National Olympic Committee signed a four-year cooperation agreement with Chinese company Qierte Co. Ltd, whose Pres-Jog brand of sportswear will be worn by its athletes for all major Games until the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

According to the agreement signed by Umid Akhmatjanov, President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, the country’s athletes will compete in Pres-Jog s....

16 Sep 2018
Maldives beat India to win SAFF Cup

Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 16, 2018: Maldives stunned favourites India 2-1 to win the 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday night.

It was only the second time that the Maldives were crowned champions of the regional showpiece having won previously in 2008.

A goal in each half, the first from Ibrahim Mahudhee Hussain in the 19th minute and the second from Ali Fasir in....

16 Sep 2018
Cambodia NOC Sec-Gen promoted to Secretary of State for Tourism

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 16, 2018: Among the spate of promotions announced recently by the newly-formed Royal Government of Cambodia, NOC Cambodia Secretary General Vath Chamroeun has been appointed Secretary of State in the Ministry of Tourism.

This prestigious new role will work in conjunction with his current job with the NOCC. The Tourism Ministry is headed by HE Dr. Thong Khon, who is also is the president of the NOCC.

The....

13 Sep 2018
Asian Games champions receive 160,000 USD prize money

Manila, Philippines, September 12, 2018: During the incentive awarding for Asian Games medalists at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte added 2 million peso (40,000 USD) for a gold medal on top of the 2 million granted by law via RA 10699.

Gold medalists shall therefore receive 4 million peso (80,000 USD) in total from the Philippine government.

This is on top of the 1 million peso (20,000 USD) each coming from ....

12 Sep 2018
Shaikha Hayat welcomes Bahraini athletes

Manama, Bahrain, September 12, 2018: Bahrain Olympic Committee Executive Board member Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa welcomed members of the national athletics team on their return from the IAAF Continental Cup in the Czech Republic.

The Bahrainis followed up their Asian Games success in Jakarta last month by producing impressive results at the competition, the most significant of which was Salwa Eid winning the women’s 400m gold med....

11 Sep 2018
Asian Games medals boost Jordan’s taekwondo rankings

Amman, Jordan, September 11, 2018: Following their recent successes, Jordan’s taekwondo fighters are moving up in the world rankings.

After winning silver at the latest World Grand Prix round in Moscow, and securing bronze at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia, Saleh Al

Sharabati moved up 10 spots to 25th on the -80kg standings released by the World Taekwondo Federation.

Juliana Al Sadeq climbs seven spots to 23 after winni....

06 Sep 2018
Macau sports community celebrates Asian Games success

Macau, China, September 5, 2018: The Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region of Macau, China, Dr Fernando Chui Sai On, congratulated the athletes who brought glory to Macau at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

The SAR Chief Executive was Guest of Honour at a reception by the Macau sports community at the Fisherman’s Wharf on Wednesday evening.

Dr Chui said the whole delegation had brought honour ....

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