23 Oct 2018
Qatar adds world gymnastics championships to impressive hosting portfolio

Doha, Qatar, October 23, 2018: The world of gymnastics is in the starting block. A total of 76 countries with over 500 gymnasts will compete for medals at the 48th FIG World Championships to be held in Doha from October 25 to November 3.

The capital of Qatar is set to host the first ever Gymnastic Worlds in the Arab region. At same time, this will be the third Asian country to host the World Gymnastics Championships after Japan (1995 and 2011....

23 Oct 2018
Bahrain steps up e-sports development

Manama, Bahrain, October 23, 2018: The Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Assistant General Secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee General Secretary, Abdulrahman Askar, has pledged the full support of the BOC in developing e-sports.

The announcement followed a meeting between Askar and the Bahrain Mind Sports and E-Sports Federation President, Ali Shuwaiter, as well as BOC board member and the head of the e-sports committee, Ali Sharfi, at....

23 Oct 2018
Qatar, China to host Asian handball qualifiers for Tokyo 2020

Doha, Qatar, October 23, 2018: The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) has chosen Qatar to host the Asian men's qualification tournament for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will run from October 17-27, 2019.

The decision came during a meeting of the AHF Executive Committee held in Doha on the sidelines of the 2018 IHF Super Globe in the presence of Ahmad Al Shaabi, President of the Qatar Handball Association and Vice President of the AHF.

23 Oct 2018
Beijing 2022 mascot design competition enters final stretch

Beijing, China, October 23, 2018: Organisers are urging artists to highlight cultural elements and appeal to youth in their proposed designs for the 2022 Winter Olympics mascots as the submission process enters its final phase, reports the China Daily.

The organising committee of the Winter Games began accepting design proposals for Beijing 2022 over the weekend and public enthusiasm to participate has been impressive, the Beijing 2022 commit....

23 Oct 2018
IOC Focus - Takeru Kitazono: A star is born

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 23, 2018: The International Olympic Committee says a star was born at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this month – Japan’s Takeru Kitzaono.

In a special feature on its official website, the IOC reports: The winner of five individual gold medals and a team silver, Japanese artistic gymnast Takeru Kitazono was one of the undoubted stars of the YOG Buenos Aires 2018.


22 Oct 2018
Zhang elected to UWW bureau

Budapest, Hungary, October 22, 2018: The United World Wresting Bureau and Congress held meetings and elections ahead of the 2018 Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, covering a range of important topics, including the allocation of host cities through 2021.

The Congress, which met on Friday, October 19, gathers bi-annually to discuss a range of topics. The 2018 Congress focused on a complete financial review, new initiatives i....

22 Oct 2018
Iran to celebrate National Paralympic Day

Tehran, Iran, October 22, 2018: The Iran National Paralympic Committee (NPC) will celebrate National Paralympic Day on Monday, October 22, at the Milad Sports Complex in Tehran, reports the Tehran Times.

The event will be attended by approximately 3,000 children with impairments..

There will be a video message from Andrew Parsons, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President, to show the commitment of the IPC in support....

22 Oct 2018
Indonesian climbers shine in IFSC World Cup

Wujiang, China, October 22, 2018: Indonesia, who excelled at the 18th Asian Games sport climbing competition in Palembang, won two gold medals in the penultimate round of the International Federation of Sport Climbing 2018 World Cup in Wujiang, China.

Aries Susanti Rahayu won the Women’s Speed title, beating Anouck Jaubert of France in the final. The Indonesian climber recorded multiple times under 8 seconds, including the second fas....

22 Oct 2018
Two Koreas discuss joint wrestling team for Tokyo 2020

Two Koreas discuss joint wrestling team for Tokyo 2020

Seoul, Korea, October 22, 2018: South and North Korea are considering forming a joint wrestling team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Seoul's wrestling governing body said on Saturday, October 20.

The Korea Wrestling Federation (KWF) said its competition director, Lee Joong-sub, and the North Korean wrestling body secretary general, Kim Il, met on Thursday in Budapest, wh....

22 Oct 2018
AIMAG host Ashgabat prepares to stage World Weightlifting Championships

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, October 22, 2018: Following on the successful staging of the OCA’s 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017, Turkmenistan is in full swing preparing for another major international sports event – the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat from October 28 to November 10.

Applications from 100 countries and regions (9 states of Africa, 38 European countries, 29 Asian countries and regions, 15 American a....

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