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25 Apr 2019
Bahrain tops final medal standings at Asian Athletics Championships

Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2019: Bahrain, driven by their powerful middle- and long-distance runners, finished top of the medal standings at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships which ended on Wednesday.

Bahrain collected 11 gold medals, seven silver and four bronze to finish top of the standings. China was in second place with nine golds, 13 silver and seven bronze with Japan finishing in third place with a haul of five golds, four silver and ....

24 Apr 2019
OCA EB member Ryu elected to ITTF Ex-Co

Seoul, Korea, April 24, 2019: The 2004 Olympic men's table tennis champion Ryu Seung-min has been elected to the executive committee of the International Table Tennis Federation, Yonhap News reports.

Ryu, 36, was voted unanimously to the key decision-making body of the ITTF at its Annual Meeting in Budapest on Monday on the sidelines of the world championships. His term as the 11th member of the committee runs through 2024.

Ryu is a....

24 Apr 2019
Kiryu becomes first Japanese to win men’s 100m gold at Asian Athletics Championships

Doha, Qatar, April 24, 2019: Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu and Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan won the blue riband 100m sprint races at the Asian Athletics Championships to earn the right to be called the “fastest man and woman in Asia” for the next two years.

Kiryu won the men’s 100m gold when he crossed the line at Khalifa International Stadium in 10.10 seconds, 0.3 ahead of Indonesia’s new sprinting sensation and reigning world under-20 champion La....

24 Apr 2019
SEA Games venues in Philippines escape earthquake damage

Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2019: Infrastructure for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019 in the Philippines this November escaped damage from the earthquake that struck Pampanga province, north of Manila, on Easter Monday.

The Philippine Athletes at Multi-Sport Event website reported that the magnitude 6.1 quake that jolted the main island of Luzon did not cause any damage to the venues to be used for the 2019 SEA Games in New Clark ....

24 Apr 2019
The King of Malaysia presents award to Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 24, 2019: The Executive Board and Management of the Olympic Council of Malaysia would like to congratulate Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Member of OCM, for being awarded the Sports Leadership Award 2018.

The Award was presented to Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah at the 2018 National....

23 Apr 2019
Malaysia’s Olympic Day celebrations to include Tokyo 2020 ticket prizes

Penang, Malaysia, April 23, 2019: The third organising committee meeting for the Olympic Carnival Penang 2019 and 2019 Olympic Day Celebration was held on Monday, April 22 at the Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR).

The meeting was chaired by Y.B. Soon Lip Chee, the Penang State Executive Council for Youth and Sports. The Olympic Council of Malaysia was represented by Dato’ Ong Eng (Vice President), Mr. Fong Wan Hor (General Manager) and Mr. Ed....

23 Apr 2019
OCA visits AYG 2021 host city Shantou

Shantou, China, April 23, 2019: A five-member delegation from the Olympic Council of Asia visited the host city of the OCA’s 3rd Asian Youth Games in 2021, Shantou, on Tuesday, April 23.

The OCA delegation was led by Mr Ser Miang Ng of Singapore, a member of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee and of the OCA.

Shantou is situated in Guangdong province and has a rich tradition of sports and culture.

Th....

22 Apr 2019
OCA ‘shocked and saddened’ by tragedy in Sri Lanka

Kuwait, April 22, 2019: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has expressed his shock and grief at the devastating loss of life in the series of bomb attacks to hit Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

As the death toll reached 290 and the number of injured stood at more than 500, Sheikh Ahmad said it was difficult to find words to describe the horrifying sequence of events that unfolded in churches and hot....

18 Apr 2019
Double Olympic taekwondo champion Wu stands for athletes’ committee election

Beijing, China, April 18, 2019: China’s two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Wu Jingyu is standing for election to the Athletes’ Committee of World Taekwondo.

Wu, who is Vice President of the Chinese Taekwondo Association and is training for a fourth Olympic Games appearance at Tokyo 2020, is one of 11 candidates for four positions to be elected by fellow athletes for the term 2019-2023.

The list also includes Yap Khim Wen of Malaysi....

18 Apr 2019
Badminton celebrates TOTAL commitment

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 18, 2019: The Badminton World Federation has announced that Total Oil Asia-Pacific will be the title sponsor of the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, in celebration of Total’s fifth year in partnership with the BWF.

Having inaugurated the partnership in 2015, this news reinforces Total’s continued support of badminton and its commitment to the valued long-term partnership with the....

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