Kuwait: The latest edition of the OCA’s official newsletter, Sporting Asia, has been published to coincide with the IOC Women and Sport Forum for Africa and Asia in Kuwait from November 18-20.
The new edition looks back on the momentous 125th IOC Session in Argentina in September, focusing on Tokyo’s impressive victory in the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games. We also profile the new IOC President, Thomas Bach, as well as reporting on wrestling’s reprieve in the Olympic Games sports programme and saluting Asia’s latest IOC member, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski of the Philippines.
On the subject of the Philippines, the tragic and devastating events and aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan overtook the publishing deadlines of this new Sporting Asia, as the Asian Games Centennial Festival and 32nd OCA General Assembly scheduled to be held in Boracay on November 28-29 were postponed.
Elsewhere in Sporting Asia (issue December 2013) we devote eight pages to the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, in August and display some of the work of the six OCA Young Reporters who attended from Mongolia, Oman, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan.
There are reports from the OCA Coordination Committee's visit to Incheon, OCA Advisory Committee meeting in Nanjing and from the OCA Fun Run + Learn events in Tajikistan and Cambodia.
Regular features include the President’s Message, Inside the OCA, Games Updates, News and Sport from the 45 NOCs and OCA Sports Diary and Sponsors’ Club.
to download Sporting Asia 23.