19 Oct 2018
Survey reveals big tourist spending at Asian Games

akarta, Indonesia, October 18, 2018: Spending by foreign and domestic tourists during the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia reached IDR3.7 trillion (244 million USD), according to a new survey.

Spending on souvenirs accounted for the largest proportion of the overall sum, according to the head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Bambang Brodjonegoro.

Around IDR655.4 billion (43 million USD) of the foreign tourist spend....

18 Oct 2018
Thai boxers win two YOG golds

Date: 18 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 18, 2018: Thailand won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in boxing as Asian countries dominated the ring on the penultimate day at the Youth Olympic Games.

Panpatchara Somnuek and Atichai Phoemsap gave Thailand two golds while Kazakhstan’s Aibek Oralbay also won a gold. In addition, Asia’s strong contingent of boxers won two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Somnuek earned T....

17 Oct 2018
Kitazono raises the bar to become first gymnast to win five golds at YOG

Date: 16 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 16, 2018: The crowds repeatedly called out his name “Takeru, we love you”, leaving Japan’s teenage gymnastic sensation blushing after he finished the Youth Olympic Games with a five-star performance.

Takeru Kitazono became the most decorated artistic gymnast in the history of the Youth Olympic Games winning five individual gold medals. He also won a silver in the team competition.


17 Oct 2018
China, Qatar end YOG athletics programme on top of podium

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: China and Qatar were among the nations winning a gold medal on the last day of the athletics competition at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, October 16.

The 11 medal events on the final day included the women’s 5k walk, the men’s and women’s 200 metres and the men’s javelin.

In the first of those four events, Xi Ricuo of China shed tears of joy as she crossed the line first in a time of 22....

17 Oct 2018
Zhang’s aim is true in archery final

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: China’s Zhang Mengyao overcame Spain’s Elia Canales 6-4 in a keenly contested archery final to win the women’s individual recurve gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, October 16.

After scoring 675 points out of a possible 720 in the ranking round to earn top seeding for the elimination rounds, Zhang made her consistency count, averaging an impressive 28 points in each three-arrow set.

17 Oct 2018
Ambassador hosts dinner for Philippines’ YOG team

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: The Philippines has ended its Youth Olympic Games campaign at Buenos Aires with one silver medal – for Christian Tio in men’s kiteboarding. This silver medal success for the Boracay-based sailor was celebrated at a farewell dinner hosted by the Philippine Ambassador to Argentina, Linglingay Lacanlale, on Monday. The reception was attended by team members and led by Chef de Mission Jonne Go. “For me it’s ....

17 Oct 2018
Four Thai boxers reach YOG finals

Four Thai boxers reach YOG finals Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: Boxers from 14 countries have fought their way through to the 13 finals in men’s and women’s competitions at the Youth Olympic Games, reports the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Thailand will have the most boxers of any nation in the finals with four representatives. Kazakhstan, Russia and Great Britain will all have three boxers each. Tuesday’s action at the Oc....

17 Oct 2018
Japanese striker Nakamura shifts allegiance to Hong Kong

Date: 17 Oct 2018 Hong Kong, China, October 17: 2018: Japanese-born soccer player Yuto Nakamura has announced he has obtained Chinese citizenship, opening the door to the striker representing Hong Kong in a friendly against Indonesia on Tuesday night.

Nakamura, 31, revealed on social media that he has received a Hong Kong passport earlier in October. The 31-year-old Nakamura, who was born in Chiba Prefecture and started playing football at th....

16 Oct 2018
Fan stays cool to continue gold medal streak for China in trampoline

Date: 15 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 15, 2018: China’s Fan Xinyi kept her country’s gold medal-winning streak in women’s Trampoline Gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games alive by edging out Australia’s Jessica Pickering in the battle for top honours.

Fan’s victory means China remains undefeated in this event at the YOG after gold medals won by Dong Yu (2010 Singapore) and Zhu Xueying (2014 Nanjing).

“We do not have a sec....

16 Oct 2018
Japan stuns Spain in YOG futsal semi-finals

uenos Aires, Argentina, October 16, 2018: Japan’s women’s futsal team stunned the pride of Europe in the semi-finals of the Youth Olympic Games as they beat Spain 3-2.

Having eliminated one of the tournament favourites in the last four, Japan will now play another European powerhouse Portugal in the final at Tecnopolis Park on Wednesday – the day before the closing ceremony of the YOG.

The Portuguese thrashed Bolivia 16-2 in the other....

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