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17 Jul 2019
Tashkent all geared up for crucial Asian Karate Championships

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 17, 2019: A total of 340 participants from 33 countries will take part in the 16th Asian Karate Federation Senior Championships which will get underway on Friday, July 19, in Tashkent.

The competition, which will run through to Sunday, July 21, will feature both kata and kumite categories, the latter being split into various weight classes.

Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov, President of the National Olympic Committee....

16 Jul 2019
Ahmed Zabeer named Maldives' flagbearer at Indian Ocean Island Games

Male, Maldives, July 16, 2019: Basketball player Ahmed Zabeer has been named as the Maldives flag bearer at the 10th Indian Ocean Island Games which will get underway on Friday, July 19, in Mauritius.

Zabeer was described as “a role model for the younger generation” by Marzooq Ahmed, Secretary General of the Maldives Olympic Committee, as he was presented with the national flag by the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday.


15 Jul 2019
Volunteers on right track ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships

Doha, Qatar, July 15, 2019: Volunteers from different communities in Qatar are getting familiarised with all things Doha, broadening their knowledge of the capital city as they get ready to welcome athletics fans from across the world.

Doha is ready to welcome over 2,000 athletes from 213 countries to compete over 10 days at Khalifa International Stadium from September 27 to October 6 as the whole country prepares for the IAAF World Athletics....

15 Jul 2019
Kickboxing included at Iran Sport Talents Olympiad

Tehran, Iran, July 14, 2019: Kickboxing has been included on the programme at next month’s Iran 2nd Sport Talents Olympiad in Tehran.

The Asian Kickboxing Confederation announced that the sport, to be held in five weight categories, will be held under the auspices of the Iran Kickboxing Association.

Sport Talents Olympiad is a multi-sports event organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Iran in age categories of 13-16 years with....

12 Jul 2019
OCA/OS regional forums to focus on final preps for Tokyo 2020

Kuwait, July 12, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia has announced the dates and host city of the annual Regional Forums conducted in cooperation with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity.

Bangkok will host both forums for all five OCA zones over four days in early November.

National Olympic Committees from East Asia and South East Asia will meet on November 3-4.

National Olympic Committees from West Asia, Central Asia and South Asia wi....

12 Jul 2019
More than 80 NOCs attend CDM Seminar in Doha

Doha, Qatar, July 10, 2019: Representatives from more than 80 National Olympic Committees attended the Chef de Missions Seminar for the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha from July 8-10.

So far, 84 NOCs from all five continents have qualified for the October 12-16 WBG but it is expected that the final number will exceed 100.

A welcome reception, showcasing local Qatari culture, was held on the evening of July 8 before the CDM Seminar offi....

11 Jul 2019
Badminton development in Bhutan targets school teachers

Thimphu, Bhutan, July 11, 2019: Badminton Asia is delivering a series of programmes to develop more teachers and high-level coaches in Bhutan.

The course is designed around badminton activities and skills which are fun for the participants and, at the same time, educational and informative.

Badminton is becoming more and more popular in Bhutan and the Bhutan Badminton Federation capitalised on this by hosting the “Shuttle Time Tutor C....

11 Jul 2019
Fukuoka to host marathon swimming qualifier for Tokyo 2020

Gwangju, Korea, July 10, 2019: Fukuoka in Japan has been awarded the FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification competition for Tokyo 2020 by the FINA Bureau.

It was one of several competitions awarded during the FINA Bureau meeting on Wednesday, July 10 in Gwangju – host city of the 18th FINA World Championships from July 12-28. No dates were announced for the marathon swimming qualifier in Fukuoka.

Fukuoka is the next host o....

11 Jul 2019
New Sporting Asia focuses on women in sport

Kuwait, July 10, 2019: The new edition of the Olympic Council of Asia’s quarterly newsletter, Sporting Asia, is ready for download from the OCA website, www.ocasia.org.

Edition 45 – June 2019 – focuses on the rapidly developing women and sport movement in Asia and highlights several major achievements in the global Olympic scene.

Our eight-page women and sport coverage features the Asian winner of the IOC Women and Sport Awards World ....

11 Jul 2019
Chefs de Mission Seminar for ANOC World Beach Games closes in Doha

Doha, Qatar, July 11, 2019: Representatives from more than 80 National Olympic Committees attended the ANOC World Beach Games Chefs de Mission Seminar in Doha which came to an end on Thursday, July 11.

The three-day seminar arranged by the Organising Committee of the World Beach Games included a comprehensive briefing on preparations undertaken and a tour of proposed venues and the Athletes’ Village for the inaugural Games to be held from Oct....

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