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14 Nov 2019
Different strokes come together as OCA Swimming Youth Camp ends

Doha, Qatar, November 14, 2019: What began nine days ago as athletes and coaches from 33 different National Olympic Committee participating in a swimming youth camp ended on Thursday, November 14, in a joyous revelry of camaraderie and companionship.

The curtain came down on the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp in Doha with friendships forged for life, and with 66 swimmers and 32 coaches returning home learning more than how to ‘Swi....

13 Nov 2019
India grab six Olympic quotas at Asian Shooting Championships

Doha, Qatar, November 13, 2019: India led the way grabbing six of the 38 quota places in shooting on offer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the 14th Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar.

India, who finished fourth at the Championships winning five gold medals at the Losail Shooting Complex, will be satisfied with its rich haul of six quotas to the Olympics.

They were followed by Japan and Thailand who both won five quotas, ahea....

13 Nov 2019
It’s fever pitch as social media bug hits OCA Swimming Youth Camp

Doha, Qatar, November 13, 2019: The social media bug has hit the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp with all the coaches banding together with course instructor Pierre Lafontaine in a WhatsApp group.

“We are now almost at the end of this wonderful journey here in Qatar. What now? I don’t want this to be the end of it all, and decided to form this WhatsApp group among the coaches so that we can all keep in touch with each other in the ....

12 Nov 2019
OCA Youth Swimming Camp gets a taste of Qatari culture

Doha, Qatar, November 12, 2019: From dancing in the aisle to browsing through artefacts at Qatar National Museum, Pierre Lafontaine is trying to lead by example and show the 66 young swimmers at the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp that life is not all about sport.

The course instructor at the nine-day camp showed his other side as the 33 Asian National Olympic Committees participating in the camp enjoyed an excursion away from the ....

11 Nov 2019
Language no barrier for Bhutanese at OCA Swimming Youth Camp

Doha, Qatar, November 11, 2019: Chhimi Gyeltshen is having trouble with his goggles. He is hurriedly trying to clean them so he can see better underwater in the pool at Hamad Aquatic Centre as another session of the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp gets underway.

The 15-year-old novice from Bhutan gets a helping hand from course instructor Pierre Lafontaine, who mimes spitting into the goggles.

The ex-Canadian Olympic team....

11 Nov 2019
Singapore NOC delegations receive flags

Singapore, November 11, 2019: As Team Singapore gears up for the upcoming major Games, the three contingents from the 2019 SEA Games, 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games and 2020 ASEAN Para Games gathered together at the Tampines Hub for the flag presentation.

Guests-of-Honour Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council, and Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, were in attenda....

11 Nov 2019
Chinese women make history by winning Olympic berth at rugby sevens

Guangzhou, China, November 11, 2019: The Chinese women’s rugby sevens team sealed a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by winning the Asian Rugby Women’s Sevens qualification tournament on Sunday, November 10.

China defeated Hong Kong 33-0 in the final to book an Olympic berth. The victory also created history as it will be the first time for China Rugby to appear in the Olympics.

Eight women’s teams from Asia competed for the solitary....

10 Nov 2019
‘Swim Big’ is the mantra at OCA Youth Camp

Doha, Qatar, November 10, 2019: ‘Swim Big’ is what Manoj Mark, coach of the Sri Lanka contingent, and the other 32 coaches at the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp are being instilled with by course instructor Pierre Lafontaine.

“To swim big you need a number of aspects to come together like technique, strength, flexibility, fitness and team work. It's not that we were in the dark about this but Pierre has crystalised everything for ....

09 Nov 2019
DPR Korea swimmers pushing boundaries at OCA Youth Camp

Doha, Qatar, November 9, 2019: For Pyongyang teenager Yun Ju Myong, the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp has become a milestone event in his life.

Hardly had the 16-year-old got over the excitement of his first plane ride than he was coming to terms with rubbing shoulders with children of his own age from other countries for the first time.

And, of course, he has already learned that he can go faster in the water if his ha....

08 Nov 2019
The Timor Leste teen building for the future

Doha, Qatar, November 8, 2019: Timor Leste swimmer Anna Luis Fernandes has set herself big targets – inside and outside the pool.

The teenager from Dili is one of 66 young swimmers from 33 National Olympic Committees at the OCA/Olympic Solidarity Swimming Youth Camp in Doha and is excited to be experiencing such high-level coaching and facilities at the Hamad Aquatic Centre.

“It’s very rarely that we get the chance to be coached by ....

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