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26 Feb 2020
Vietnam badminton tournament postponed to June

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 26, 2020: The Badminton World Federation can confirm the decision to postpone the Ciputra Hanoi – Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge 2020 from March 24-29 until June 2-7 due to continued concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak.

The decision was made on the advice of the Vietnam Sports Administration linked to strict health protection restrictions in place in Vietnam.

BWF accepts that all relev....

26 Feb 2020
Iran’s sabre team heading for Tokyo Olympics

Tehran, Iran, February 26, 2020: Iran’s men’s sabre team have booked a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, reports the Tehran Times.

The Persians came fifth in the International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup on Sunday.

In the men’s team sabre competition in Varsovie in Poland, seventh seeds France caused a surprise as they won gold by beating top seeds South Korea 45-43.

Germany won the bronze medal after defeat....

26 Feb 2020
Teams arrive for Olympic boxing qualifier in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, February 26, 2020: Jordan is on track to hosting a successful Asia/Oceania boxing qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, according to the local organising committee.

Amman will host the qualifier from March 3-11 after stepping in at short notice following the withdrawal of original host city Wuhan in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan was set to organise the event from February 3-14.

Jordan ....

26 Feb 2020
World team table tennis championships in Busan put back to June

Busan, Korea, February 25, 2020: The World Team Table Tennis Championships scheduled to open next month in the 2002 Asian Games host city of Busan has been postponed by three months due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Yonhap News.

The team championships were set to run from March 22-29 in Busan, 450km southeast of Seoul. But, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the metropolitan city, the local organisers and the International Table Ten....

26 Feb 2020
Southeast Asia RADO visits Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, February 26, 2020: The Director General of the Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (SEARADO), Gobinathan Nair, paid a visit to Brunei to meet with key stakeholders in anti-doping.

In a Facebook post, SEARADO said it was honoured to have met Maj Gen (R) Dato Aminuddin Ihasan Abidin, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, who expressed his interest and support in the fight against doping.

25 Feb 2020
Kyrgyzstan steps in to host Asian wrestling Olympic qualifiers

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, February 25, 2020: Kyrgyzstan will host the Asian wrestling qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the capital Bishkek next month, United World Wrestling has confirmed.

The qualifiers were due to be held in Xian, China from March 27-29 but have been moved due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We are glad that the Kyrgyzstan government and the Kyrgyzstan Wrestling Federation were able to step in as a suitable repl....

25 Feb 2020
Palestine NOC hosts women’s sports seminar as part of ‘Why Not?’ campaign

Ramallah, Palestine, February 25, 2020: The Palestine Olympic Committee organised a women’s sports seminar at the National Sports Academy.

The seminar was attended by many women working in government and in civil and sports institutions and was held under the title of “Campaign to promote social behavioral change for West Bank and Gaza Strip”.

It was part of a 21-day campaign called “Why Not?” to change and adjust the attitude of so....

25 Feb 2020
India to host 2022 Commonwealth archery and shooting championships

London, England, February 25, 2020: A Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships is set to take place in India in 2022 after a proposal to stage the event was approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board.

The event will be held in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, and is scheduled to be staged in January 2022.

It adds to a hugely exciting year for Commonwealth Sp....

24 Feb 2020
India's women wrestlers win all-time high eight medals at Asian Championships

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2020: The Indian women’s team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championships finishing with eight medals, including three golds, last Friday, September 21.

The Indian team had won only one gold medal before this edition but, spurred on by partisan fans at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex in New Delhi, the local team led by golden girls Divya Kakran (68kg), Sarita Mor (59kg) and ....

24 Feb 2020
Asian Games javelin champion Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2020: Almost nine months after undergoing surgery, India’s top javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra returned to action with a bang by qualifying for Tokyo 2020 in his first competitive outing of the year.

The 2018 Asian Games gold medallist, who missed the entire 2019 season after elbow surgery last May, threw 87.86m, well past the 85-metre Olympic qualifying mark, on his fourth attempt at a meeting in Potchefstroom, S....

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