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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....

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 ....

11 Jan 2019
Hong Kong to host first Asian beach korfball world cup

Hong Kong, China, January 11, 2019: The International Korfball Federation has announced that the Hong Kong China Korfball Association will host the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) in March 2019.

This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball, the IKF said in a statement. With this event added to the IKF competition calendar, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organised in 2019.

11 Jan 2019
Kazakhstan NOC holds seminar for female athletes on career transition

Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 11, 2019: Female athletes in Kazakhstan were given the opportunity to learn more about the development of professional skills after ending their sports career.

The information was provided at a two-day training seminar entitled “UNESCO Funshop: Women Athletes Career Transition” organised by Kazakhstan NOC in cooperation with UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office.

The informal working title was “Girls’ Power” and t....

11 Jan 2019
The first of many anti-doping seminars held by Tajikistan Olympic Committee

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 11, 2019: An anti-doping seminar headlined "Sports Medicine and Protection of Clean Athletes” was organised by the National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan in Dushanbe from January 7-9.

The seminar, which was attended by coaches and trainers from sports schools in the country as well as Olympic sports bodies in Dushanbe, was held in collaboration with the Committee of Youth Affairs and Sports under the Gover....

11 Jan 2019
Unified Korea makes historic debut at men’s handball world championship

Berlin, Germany, January 10, 2019: The unified Korean men's handball team fell to Germany 30-19 in its historic world championship debut in Berlin on Thursday, reports Yonhap News.

Korea put up a good fight but proved no match against the world No. 1 Germany at the International Handball Federation (IHF) Men's Handball World Championship at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin. Germany and Denmark are co-hosts of the tournament, which wraps up on Ja....

10 Jan 2019
Asian Games success highlighted taekwondo’s expansion in 2018

Seoul, Korea, January 10, 2019: The President of World Taekwondo, Choue Chungwon, has used his New Year's message to highlight the continuing growth of the sport, notably at the 18th Asian Games. Choue said the addition of poomsae to the taekwondo programme at the 18th Asiad in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in August was a big step forward for the sport.

“Poomsae was featured for the first time at the Asian Games, in Jakarta, Indonesia, w....

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