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18 Apr 2019
Double Olympic taekwondo champion Wu stands for athletes’ committee election

Beijing, China, April 18, 2019: China’s two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Wu Jingyu is standing for election to the Athletes’ Committee of World Taekwondo.

Wu, who is Vice President of the Chinese Taekwondo Association and is training for a fourth Olympic Games appearance at Tokyo 2020, is one of 11 candidates for four positions to be elected by fellow athletes for the term 2019-2023.

The list also includes Yap Khim Wen of Malaysi....

18 Apr 2019
Badminton celebrates TOTAL commitment

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 18, 2019: The Badminton World Federation has announced that Total Oil Asia-Pacific will be the title sponsor of the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, in celebration of Total’s fifth year in partnership with the BWF.

Having inaugurated the partnership in 2015, this news reinforces Total’s continued support of badminton and its commitment to the valued long-term partnership with the....

18 Apr 2019
Chinese Taipei NOC heads for Arafura Games with 73 athletes

Taipei, April 18, 2019: The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee staged a flag presentation ceremony for the Chinese Taipei delegation to the Arafura Games 2019 in Darwin, Australia on Thursday, April 18.

The Director General of Sports Administration, Dr. Chin-Hsung Kao, presented the Chinese Taipei NOC flag to the head of delegation, Mr. Hong-Dow Lin, and Chef de Mission Ms. Jacqueline Yi-Ting Shen, who are the President and Secretary General, r....

17 Apr 2019
Hong Kong’s mega ice hockey tournament attracts 1,600 players

Hong Kong, China, April 17, 2019: Over 80 teams from 12 countries and cities will compete in Asia’s biggest ice hockey tournament, the Mega Ice Hockey Fives 2019, presented by Kerry Properties, from April 29 to May 11 at Mega Ice – the only international-sized ice rink in Hong Kong, China.

Fans will enjoy another festival of continuous action in one of the world’s fastest sports. The competition is set to be as fierce as ever with the three c....

17 Apr 2019
Women to represent UAE for first time at Asian Boxing Championships

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2019: Fahima Al-Faqi and Hanan Al-Zeyoudi will make history when they become the first female boxers to represent the United Arab Emirates at the Asian Boxing Championships, which gets underway in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday.

Their appearance in the international ring follows the official approval of the Muslim hijab by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) at its executive committee meeting in....

16 Apr 2019
President Rouhani expects Iranian athletes to shine at Tokyo 2020

Tehran, Iran, April 16, 2019: President Hassan Rouhani believes Iranian athletes can make their country proud and happy at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In a meeting with Iran's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Masoud Soltanifar, last Saturday, President Rouhani said he expected his country’s athletes to shine at next year’s prestigious events.

President Rouhani also called for improved access for women in sports....

16 Apr 2019
UAE 2019 School Olympics all set to unearth young talent

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2019: The search for young talent in the United Arab Emirates will get underway at the end of April when the 7th School Olympics is held across the Emirates.

Jointly organised by the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Education, the 2019 School Olympics will be held at training centres across all educational districts in the UAE.

Mohammed bin Darwish, UAE NO....

16 Apr 2019
Kazakhstan’s sports stars transformed into super models

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2019: The Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee has issued a striking, limited edition calendar to promote their leading athletes while giving them a taste of life under the spotlight as a super sports model.

Olympic.kz is happy to share the outcome of this project which united 30 representatives of Kazakhstan’s national Olympic team, including several Asian Games champions from last year.

The calen....

16 Apr 2019
Malaysian school adds Teqball to sports programme

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 16, 2019: Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan Empat has become the first school to collaborate with the Malaysia Teqball Association, incorporating Teqball as part of its Physical Education and sports initiative in breeding a new generation of future sports champions.

More than 1,000 students and guests were in attendance at the Teqball table handover ceremony, including KJ Siva (President of MTA), Syed Norzalman bin


15 Apr 2019
Bahrain’s second baby games kicks off with over 1,000 participants

Manama, Bahrain, April 15, 2019: The Bahrain Olympic Committee launched the biggest children’s sports event in the Kingdom on Saturday, April 13 as the second Bahrain Baby Games got underway at Isa Sports City in Riffa.

A total of 1,029 toddlers, comprised of 563 representing 35 nurseries and 466 from 34 kindergartens, are taking part in this event, which has been organised for the second consecutive year in cooperation with the Ministry of E....

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