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01 Aug 2019
Sri Lanka NOC holds talk on Good Governance in Sport

Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 1, 2019: The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee invited Dr. Borja Garcia, senior lecturer in Sports Management and Policy at Loughborough University, UK, for a talk on ‘Good Governance in Sport: Why do we need it’, on Thursday, July 25.

Dr. Garcia explained the principles of Good Governance through democracy, transparency, accountability, integrity, develo....

01 Aug 2019
Laos NOC holds Level One badminton workshop

Vientiane, Laos, August 1, 2019: A six-day technical course for coaches in badminton was held by the National Olympic Committee of Laos in collaboration with the Laos Badminton Federation last week.

The Level 1 workshop was conducted by Mohammad Zuno Kartono, a Badminton World Federation qualified coach, and took place from July 22-27.

The workshop was divided into two sections: theory and practice. Participants were given a briefing ....

01 Aug 2019
OCA youth camp makes dream come true for Iranian athlete

Nanjing, China, August 1, 2019: The OCA’s Asian skateboarding youth camp in Nanjing has made a dream come true for 18-year-old Iranian athlete Sanam Nabipoor.

“Before I came to China I had seen only cities in my country and suddenly this happened to me,” she says. “Thanks to the OCA youth camp I am visiting a new country and seeing so many different things.

“I am very happy to be here; I never felt my dream would come true this fast.”....

31 Jul 2019
Sayyid Khalid elected as new chairman of Oman Olympic Committee

Muscat, Oman, July 31, 2019: Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi has been elected as the new chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee.

Sayyid Khalid, a former chairman of Oman Football Association, won 10 out of 14 votes at the election of the General Assembly held last Thursday, July 25.

He defeated acting chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee Sheikh Saif Al Hosni, who took over from Khalid al Zubair who resigned last September.

Sayyid K....

31 Jul 2019
Iran crowned Volleyball U21 Men’s World Champions for first time

Tehran, Iran, July 31, 2019: Iran made history by winning for the first time the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship which ended in Riffa, Bahrain last Saturday, July 27.

Iran defeated Italy 3-2 in the final of the 16-team competition with Porya Yali leading the way for the winners with a personal haul of 23 points.

“The final was such a difficult match. Nobody had beaten Italy in the earlier rounds and we knew it was going t....

31 Jul 2019
OCA youth camp builds on Asian Games skateboarding spirit

Nanjing, China, July 31, 2019: When skateboarding made its Asian Games debut at Palembang, Indonesia last year, the camaraderie and spirit among the athletes was clear to see.

A smooth and elegant run displaying technical excellence or the mastery of a particularly difficult trick earned cheers, applause and fist bumps from fellow competitors, even though the high score could replace them on the medal podium.

The same can be said for ....

30 Jul 2019
Maldivian athletes return home to heroes’ welcome from Indian Ocean Island Games

Male, Maldives, July 30, 2019: The successful Maldivian delegation from the 2019 Indian Ocean Island Games returned home from Mauritius to a festive welcome with the country’s President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih leading the cheer squad on Monday, July 29.

Hundreds of cheering fans, cabinet ministers and top sports officials were on hand to greet the 23 Maldivian athletes who won a total of 15 medals including four golds, four silver and seven bro....

30 Jul 2019
Malaysian skateboarder shows her dedication after Asian Games disappointment

Nanjing, China, July 30, 2019: Malaysian skateboarder Christina Lai was hoping to leave Palembang with an Asian Games medal last year. Instead she left in a wheelchair.

Christina, 14, suffered the cruellest of blows – injuring her back in a fall just 30 seconds before the end of the practice session for the women’s Park event at Jakabaring Sports City and being unable to compete.

“I had been training for the Asian Games for four or fi....

30 Jul 2019
Asian Games champ Didal moves closer to Tokyo 2020

Los Angeles, United States, July 30, 2019: Asian Games champion Margielyn Didal of the Philippines finished fifth in the 2019 Street League Skateboarding World Tour at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

It was the highest finish ever achieved by a Filipino in the Street League Skateboarding World Tour.

The 20-year-old Cebuana posted a total score of 21.7 points in the women's final round. This result will strength....

30 Jul 2019
Macau athletes head to 2nd National Youth Games in China

Macau, China, July 30, 2019: The Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, Fernando Chui Sai On, hosted a farewell ceremony for a group of young Macau athletes who will be competing at the 2nd National Youth Games in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi province.

The ceremony was held at Government HQ on Monday and the Chief Executive wished them all the best and said he hoped the athletes could produce their....

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