26 Sep 2018
Iran moves closer to full women’s freedom in sports

New York, United States, September 26, 2018: Another step in the march for women’s emancipation in sports in Iran was taken when International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the ongoing 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Female participation in sport in Iran was among the topics discussed between President Rouhani and the IOC chief.


26 Sep 2018
YOG torch relay to visit ‘end of the world’

Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 26, 2018: The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018 will mark a historic milestone for the Olympic Movement on Sunday, September 30, for the Torch Tour that will travel through the streets of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, will be the guest of honour at the relay that will also have the presence of the head of the Organising Committee for the third Summer ....

26 Sep 2018
Oman Olympic Committee holds finance management course

Muscat, Oman, September 26, 2018: A specialised sports management course on finance was held last week by the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) within the framework of the Olympic Solidarity 2018 Programme.

A total of 22 employees involved in finance in sports associations and committees and other partnering sports organisations took part in the management course. In attendance were Taha bin Sulaiman Al Kishry, OOC Secretary General, and Dr. Munzi....

25 Sep 2018
Syrian swimmer Ayman gets FINA backing for another six months

Phuket, Thailand, September 25, 2018: Syrian swimmer Ayman Klzie, an International Swimming Federation (FINA) scholarship holder, has seen his training support extended for another six months allowing him to fine-tune his preparations for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China in December.

Ayman, 23, is from Aleppo, Syria. He received a FINA scholarship in 2015 and moved to Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand where he ....

25 Sep 2018
Khalifa International air-conditioned stadium wows IAAF officials

Doha, Qatar, September 25, 2018: The world’s first air-conditioned sports stadium - the Khalifa International Stadium – has left top officials from the International Association of Athletics Federations visibly impressed.

The state-of-the-art Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which will be the venue for the 2019 IAAF World Championships, was visited by a large IAAF technical team last weekend.

They were all overwhelmed, especia....

25 Sep 2018
Pyongyang stages autumn marathon

Pyongyang, DPR Korea, September 25, 2018: The 2018 Autumn Amateur Marathon of DPR Korea was held in Pyongyang on Sunday, September 23, reports the Korean Central News Agency.

The competition, comprised of a full marathon, half-marathon, 10km and 5km races, attracted amateur runners from the DPRK, China, the Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, Sweden, Singapore and other countries.

The course started outside Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Pa....

25 Sep 2018
China’s Asian Games champs announce FIVB world championship squad

Beijing, China, September 25, 2018: China has unveiled a 14-member squad for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan as big names Zhu Ting and Zhang Changning spearhead a team including 10 world championship rookies, reports Xinhua.

"For many players in our squad, this is their first World Championship. They don't have much experience to deal with the pressure from the opponents. Veterans that have played in the Olym....

24 Sep 2018
2022 Asian Games host city prepares for FINA short-course world championships

Hangzhou, China, September 24, 2018: World swimming body FINA and the organising committee for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China, marked 100 days to go earlier this month.

The short-course championships will be held from December 11-16, preceded by the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention from December 8-10.

Around 1,000 athletes from 170 countries will be taking part in the short-course championships....

24 Sep 2018
WADA approves 2019 Prohibited List

Montreal, Canada, September 24, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued a media release related to the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), subject to strict conditions.

Meeting in the Seychelles upon the invitation of the National Sports Council of the Seychelles, WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) primarily focused on this key decision.

However, t....

24 Sep 2018
Tokyo 2020 to open volunteer recruitment this week

Tokyo, Japan, September 24, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer programme from this Wednesday.

Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes' Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success. They are of....

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