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20 Jan 2019
Nepal NOC hands cash awards for Asian Games athletes at 9th General Assembly

Kathmandu, Nepal, January 20, 2019: Nepal’s silver medal-winning paragliding team in the Men’s team cross-country event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang were given cash awards at the 9th General Assembly of the Nepal Olympic Committee on Saturday.

Bimal Adhikari, Bijay Gautam, Sushil Gurung, Yukesh Gurung and Bishal Thapa were each given Rs. 20,000 for bringing honour to the country by winning the silver medal in paragliding a....

17 Jan 2019
IOC Press Release: London 2012 wrestler forfeits silver medal

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2019: The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all substances prohibited in 2012.

As part of this process, the IOC ....

16 Jan 2019
Jordan's women's football team crowned West Asia champions

Manama, Bahrain, January 16, 2019: Jordan’s women’s national football team received a timely boost before April’s second round of the AFC Women’s 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament by winning the West Asian Championship in Manama, Bahrain on Tuesday.

Jordan defeated hosts Bahrain 3-0 in a winner-take-all finale with both teams entering the five-team competition unbeaten. Jordan had earlier beaten the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Palestin....

15 Jan 2019
Saudi Arabia NOC holds seminar on Olympic values for teachers

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 15, 2019: A three-day educational programme on Olympic values, targeting 60,000 students, was held for employees of the Ministry of Education last week.

The programme, which was held under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee and started late last year, is being held for the first time in the Kingdom, confirming the support of the leadership to push for the development of sport in Saudi Arabia.

15 Jan 2019
Chinese short tracker Zhou elected to ISU Athletes’ Commission

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2019: Further to the decision of the 56th International Skating Union Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, to introduce an ISU Athletes’ Commission and following the election of ISU office holders during the 57th ISU Ordinary Congress 2018 in Seville, Spain, the elections for the ISU Athletes’ Commission are to take place in 2019.

The ISU has received eight nominations for its upcoming Athletes Comm....

15 Jan 2019
Thai weightlifting leaders visit IWF HQ

Budapest, Hungary, January 14, 2019: Maj. Gen. Intarat Yodbangtoey, First Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), and Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey, General Secretary of the Asian Weightlifting Federation and President of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA), paid a courtesy visit to the IWF Secretariat office in Budapest.

They were welcomed by IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, who congratulated them on the 60....

15 Jan 2019
Jordan NOC and Taekwondo Federation carry out training seminars for coaches

Amman, Jordan, January 15, 2019: The second phase of the preliminary stage of coaching for Olympic trainers in taekwondo was carried out by the Jordan Taekwondo Federation in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee of Jordan last Sunday.

A total of 29 aspiring coaches attended the seminar held at the Prince Rashid Hall in Al Hussein Sports City as the Jordan Taekwondo Federation seeks to develop its coaching infrastructure in the Ol....

15 Jan 2019
Nepal sends four-strong team to 1st Winter Children of Asia Games

Kathmandu, Nepal, January 14, 2019: A four-strong Nepal squad left last week to prepare and participate in the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games in Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia, from February 8 to 17.

The President of the Nepal Olympic Committee and Member of Parliament Jeevan Ram Shrestha, who is also President of Nepal Ski Association, bade farewell and gave his best wishes to the team of two boys and two girls who will participate in cross-co....

14 Jan 2019
UAE NOC President hails country’s best-ever Asian Games performance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2019: The President of the National Olympic Committee of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has praised the country’s athletes for their successes in 2018.

While congratulating sports federations and athletes for achieving outstanding results in the past year, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed also emphasized the importance of hosting major events in the UAE which he sai....

14 Jan 2019
Philippines’ SEA Games CDM aims to rekindle AIMAG spirit

Manila, Philippines, January 14, 2019: The Chef de Mission of the Philippines delegation at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in their home country this year has called for a united front in the bid for gold medals, reports People’s Tonight.

Monsour del Rosario, a well-known taekwondo champion, actor and Congressman, urged fellow sports officials and athletes to set aside their differences and work together to ensure the country’s success ....

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