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24 Mar 2019
Malaysia NOC ExCo meeting focuses on SEA Games preparations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 23, 2019: The 188th Olympic Council of Malaysia Executive Council meeting - the first ExCo meeting of 2019) - was held on Saturday, March 23 at the OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. The meeting was chaired by Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, President of OCM.

Present at the meeting were 11 members of the Executive Board, 29 delegates from National Sports Associations of Ordinary Members, ....

24 Mar 2019
UAE Special Olympics lays foundation for a more inclusive world

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2019: Unified Champion Schools will be set up throughout the United Arab Emirates as part of the legacy from the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 which drew to an end last Thursday.

A series of social initiatives will be put in place, and one of those was the establishment of Unified Champion Schools, a nationwide programme that will pair public school pupils with and without disabilities ....

22 Mar 2019
Maldives NOC sends former goalkeeper Aminath to top-level sports course

Male, Maldives, March 22, 2019: Maldives football coach Ms. Aminath Shiyana left for Budapest, Hungary on March 17 to attend the International Coaching Course (ICC).

The diploma programme offered by the University of Physical Education in Hungary is organised by the University’s International Directorate in collaboration with the IOC and Olympic Solidarity.

The course is held twice a year, from March to June and from September to De....

22 Mar 2019
Mary Kom skips Asian Championships to focus on Tokyo 2020 qualification

New Delhi, India, March 22, 2019: Celebrated Indian boxer Mary Kom will skip the Asian Championships in Thailand next month as she focuses on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia in September.

“This year is very important for me. Qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics is my mai....

22 Mar 2019
Shaikh Khalid is lone candidate for Bahrain NOC presidency

Manama, Bahrain, March 22, 2019: Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa is the only candidate to become the new president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), it was announced on Thursday, March 21.

As the submission of the BOC candidacy campaign came to an end, it emerged that the Bahrain Athletics Association candidate, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, was the lone presidential candidate for a four-year electoral cycle.

However,....

22 Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China NOC presents Honour Roll plaques

Hong Kong, China, March 22, 2019: In recognition of the significant contribution in the sports community of Hong Kong, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China held a presentation ceremony of commemorative plaques to sports celebrities in the 2018 Honour Roll on March 20, 2019.

The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Timothy Fok, President of the Federation.

The 19 sports celebrities in the 2018 Hong Kong Spec....

22 Mar 2019
Cambodia benefits from taekwondo development fund

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 22, 2019: World Taekwondo and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF) have delivered a 24,000 USD taekwondo development fund and university scholarship grants to Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodia's Minister for Education, Youth and Sport, during a ceremony at the Education Ministry in Phnom Penh.

The fund was handed over to Hang, who also serves as President of the Cambodian Taekwondo Federation, by ADF executive director C....

21 Mar 2019
Kazakhstan NOC and UNESCO agree on cooperation

Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 21, 2019: The Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee has signed a memorandum of cooperation with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The document was signed by Saken Mussaibekov, Kazakhstan NOC General Secretary, and Krista Pikkat, Director of UNESCO office for Kazakhstan. The signed memorandum is the first such document in Central Asia.

Within the framework of this ....

21 Mar 2019
Doha 2019 Worlds launches volunteer programme

Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2019: Qatar’s local organising committee for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will seek the help of at least 3,000 volunteers for the showpiece event taking place in the Middle East for the first time in September.

Volunteers based in Qatar, as well as from all over the world, can now be part of the unprecedented extravaganza in Doha from September 27 to October 6 with registration opening this week for ....

20 Mar 2019
Singapore PM joins public sailing day

Singapore, March 20, 2019: Singapore Sailing welcomed a special visitor to their complimentary public sailing weekend at Marina Bay last Saturday - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Together with Madam Ho Ching they put on their life jackets while listening to a safety briefing by General Manager Chung Pei Ming. They also wore the Singapore Sailing visors given to them, making them look just like a member of the sailing public.

Singap....

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