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24 Feb 2020
India's women wrestlers win all-time high eight medals at Asian Championships

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2020: The Indian women’s team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championships finishing with eight medals, including three golds, last Friday, September 21.

The Indian team had won only one gold medal before this edition but, spurred on by partisan fans at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex in New Delhi, the local team led by golden girls Divya Kakran (68kg), Sarita Mor (59kg) and ....

24 Feb 2020
Asian Games javelin champion Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2020: Almost nine months after undergoing surgery, India’s top javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra returned to action with a bang by qualifying for Tokyo 2020 in his first competitive outing of the year.

The 2018 Asian Games gold medallist, who missed the entire 2019 season after elbow surgery last May, threw 87.86m, well past the 85-metre Olympic qualifying mark, on his fourth attempt at a meeting in Potchefstroom, S....

24 Feb 2020
World boxing champion Petecio to receive sportswriters’ award in Philippines

Manila, Philippines, February 24, 2020: World boxing champion Nesthy Petecio will be among the main recipients of the Philippine Sportswriters Association annual awards, to be held at the Manila Hotel on March 6.

The 27-year-old featherweight won gold in the women’s world championships in 2019. She also won SEA Games gold at the end of the year, improving on her three silver medals from previous editions of the regional sports extravaganza. ....

24 Feb 2020
Iran's men dominate Asian Wrestling Championships

New Delhi, India, February 24, 2020: Iran’s freestyle wrestlers topped the medal standings in the men’s competition at the Asian Wrestling Championships which ended in New Delhi on Sunday, February 23.

The Iranian wrestlers won two gold, two silver and four bronze medals to gain the highest number of medals among the participating countries in the men’s events at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sport Complex.

India and Kazakhstan finished ....

21 Feb 2020
Chinese athletes continue Tokyo 2020 preparations amidst coronavirus outbreak

Beijing, China, February 21, 2020: Chinese athletes have been gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, despite challenges posed by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, reports Xinhua News.

“Our teams are all focusing on their training and competitions," said a spokesman for the General Administration of Sport in China on Thursday.

“We are confident of building a strong Chinese team at the Olympic Games as well as fighting....

21 Feb 2020
Malaysia NOC President attends golf sponsorship ceremony

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 21, 2020: The Malaysian Golf Association will be organising its flagship event, the Malaysia Open, from March 5-8 at the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam.

The Malaysia Open is making its return to the Asian Tour Schedule this year after a four-year absence and will be sanctioned by the Asian Tour in partnership with the Japan Golf Tour Organisation. The Malaysia Open will be offering a lucrative ....

21 Feb 2020
SportAccord 2020 moves from Beijing to Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 21, 2020: SportAccord has confirmed that the Olympic capital Lausanne will host the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2020. The event has been moved from Beijing due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Returning to the home of international sport, the 18th SportAccord will take place from April 19-24 at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre. Lausanne last hosted the event in 2016.

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21 Feb 2020
Campbelltown, NSW, to host China-Korea women’s football play-off

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 21, 2020: The Asian Football Confederation announced the venues for the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Final Round Play-off for Tokyo 2020 on Friday.

The two play-offs are between South Korea and China and Australia v Vietnam, with the winners of each play-off booking a ticket to Tokyo.

The play-offs will be played over two legs on March 6 and March 11, but China must play their “home” game ....

21 Feb 2020
DPR Korea NOC announces cancellation of 2020 Pyongyang Marathon

Pyongyang, DPR Korea, February 21, 2020: The National Olympic Committee of DPR Korea, in association with the DPRK Amateur Athletics Association and Koryo Tours, confirmed on Friday that the 2020 Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon - also known as the Pyongyang Marathon - has been cancelled due to the ongoing closure of the DPRK border and COVID-19 virus situation in the region.

“The marathon organisers wish to convey their gratitude to ....

21 Feb 2020
Jordan to host Asian taekwondo qualifying for Tokyo 2020

Amman, Jordan, February 21, 2020: Jordan will have the honour of hosting the taekwondo qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Jordan Olympic Committee announced on Friday.

The JOC said that the International Federation, known as World Taekwondo, had awarded the Asian taekwondo qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to Jordan.

The qualifying tournament will take place from April 10-12. ....

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