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27 Mar 2020
Hong Kong NOC announces Nissin Foods as Exclusive Food Partner to support athletes

Hong Kong, China, March 27, 2020: Nissin Foods announced the company will join the partnership with the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) as the “Exclusive Food Partner”.

Although the Tokyo Olympics is postponed due to the epidemic, Nissin Foods has decided to embrace the challenges and stand by Hong Kong’s elite athletes.

Partnering with SF&OC, Nissin Foods also wishes to enhance public a....

27 Mar 2020
Filipina boxer Irish Magno sees a silver lining in Tokyo 2020 postponement

Manila, Philippines, March 27, 2020: Tokyo-bound boxer Irish Magno of the Philippines sees a silver lining in the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to next year.

Magno, 28, qualified for the Olympics through the Asia-Oceania boxing qualification tournament held in Amman, Jordan from March 3-11 and was all set for her Olympic Games debut.

This has been put on hold due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to not later than summer 2....

27 Mar 2020
Kind-hearted PV Sindhu helps fight COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 27, 2020: World champion with a big heart – that’s India’s badminton ace PV Sindhu!

With India battling the COVID-19 outbreak in a 21-day lockdown, the 24-year-old sports superstar stepped forward to do her bit by donating 500,000 Indian rupees each (a total of US$13,300) to two south Indian states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Sindhu confirmed her decision via a Twitter announcement on March 26.

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26 Mar 2020
Jordan NOC praises ‘stay home’ commitment of athletes

Amman, Jordan, March 26, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee has issued a statement expressing satisfaction and pride in the determination and attitude of their athletes to stay at home amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

In a Facebook post, the JOC says: “The Jordanian Olympic Committee commends the commitment of the players of our national teams to their home training and the instructions of the official authorities during the ban period.

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26 Mar 2020
Korea NOC gives elite athletes break from national training centre

Seoul, Korea, March 25, 2020: Around 500 Korean athletes and coaches staying at the main national training centre have been asked to move out by Friday, reports Yonhap News.

Following the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC) said Wednesday that it wanted to give athletes a respite from weeks of being holed up inside the Jincheon National Training Centre, 90km south of Seoul. They ....

26 Mar 2020
Temur Rahimov wins luxury car in Tajikistan judo competition

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 26, 2020: The inherent drive for success by Temur Rahimov earned Tajikistan’s top judoka a grand prize of a sleek limousine at the two-day Capital Cup competition held in Dushanbe last weekend.

Rahimov, the country’s leading judo exponent, went home in style driving a Mercedes Benz which was the grand prize for winning the main event at the March 20-21 event held in the Navruzgoh of Dushanbe to mark the Navruz holi....

26 Mar 2020
Official Release of Games Emblem for Aichi-Nagoya 2026

Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, March 23rd: The Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games Organizing Committee, (AINAGOC) revealed their official emblem for the 20th Asian Games Aichi-Nagoya 2026.

The AINAGOC asked public for the emblem design in Autumn of 2019 and received 884 proposals from all over Japan.

The design created by Hiroshi Miyashita, Associate Professor of Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Aichi Sangyo University, was caref....

25 Mar 2020
Joint statement from IOC and Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020: The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, held a conference call this morning (Tuesday, March 24) to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

They were joined by Yoshiro Mori, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto; the Governor of ....

25 Mar 2020
Indian athletes go into 21-day lockdown with rest of the country

New Delhi, India, March 25, 2020: All sports training camps and centres in India will remain closed during the 21-day lockdown, confirmed Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday, March 25.

Rijiju took to Twitter to post: “My dear Athletes, as per the directions of the Government, all sports training camps and centres will remain closed during the 21-day lockdown. Please maintain your physical and mental fitness a....

25 Mar 2020
Asian athletes and officials post post-postponement feelings

Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 25, 2020: Asian athletes and sports officials have taken to social media to post their feelings on the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The International Olympic Committee, in association with the Japanese government, announced the decision on March 24 to put the Games back to next year – summer 2021 at the latest – due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*India’s six-time world boxing champion and Lond....

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