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17 Feb 2019
Curtain comes down on Children of Asia Winter Games

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation, February 16, 2019: The curtain came down at the 1st Children of Asia Winter Games with chief organiser Dmitry Glushko hinting that the next edition, in 2021, could also be held in Sakhalin.

As fireworks soared into the evening sky at a colourful Closing Ceremony on Saturday, top-ranking officials were already looking ahead to hosting the next edition in Sakhalin provided the Olympic Council of Asia gave ....

16 Feb 2019
You Young wants to follow in footsteps of Korean legend Kim Yuna

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, February 15, 2019: Move over Queen Yuna for there is another figure skater ready to take over as the darling of South Korea – You Young.

“Young has got what it takes to be the next big thing to come out of South Korea in figure skating,” says her American coach Tom Zakrajsek as he watches her

go through her routine during warm-up in the girls’ free skate programme event at the 1st Children of Asia Winter Games on ....

16 Feb 2019
IOC considers request for unified Korean teams to enter Tokyo 2020 qualifying

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 15, 2019: One year after the successful Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the IOC organised a working meeting to discuss further sports cooperation between the Republic of Korea (KOR) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK) on Friday.

During this tripartite meeting, the IOC and the two Korean delegations, composed of representatives of their respective NOCs and governments, discussed the format and pa....

15 Feb 2019
Singapore NOC selects SEA Games team leaders

Singapore, February 15, 2019: The Singapore National Olympic Council has appointed Ms Juliana Seow (46), Valerie Teo (34) and Chung Pei Ming (36) to lead the Singapore contingent at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

Former national fencer Seow will be making her chef de mission debut and will be assisted by two former national athletes – bowler Valerie Teo and sailor Chung Pei Ming. Both Teo and Chung have represented the Republic at the....

15 Feb 2019
London 2012 boxing champion Sapiyev appointed Sports Committee Chairman in Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan, February 15, 2019: London 2012 Olympic boxing champion Serik Sapiyev has been appointed Chairman of the Committee for Sport and Physical Education of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, reports Kazakhstan NOC.

Sapiyev was born in 1983 in the Karaganda region. He graduated from Karaganda State University with a degree in Physical Education and Jurisprudence.

In 2014 he graduated from B....

15 Feb 2019
Pakistan joins Baseball5 boom

Lahore, Pakistan, February 15, 2019: The Pakistan Baseball Federation organised the first ever Baseball5™ game in the country in an historic step forward to introduce and promote the new World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) urban baseball/softball discipline in Pakistan.

The game was held at Bahria Town, Lahore, the second most populous city in the country, on February 5. Pakistan Green defeated Pakistan Red 8-6 after a five-innings m....

14 Feb 2019
UAE’s Humaid takes a leap of faith in snowboarding

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation, February 14, 2019: It was one small leap, but one giant step for athletes in the Gulf when Humaid Yaqoub al-Ansari became the first athlete from the region to take part in snowboarding at the 1st Children of Asia Winter Games.

Snowboarding, an Olympic sport since Nagano 1998, has in the last couple of years gained recognition in the United Arab Emirates which is being represented by just one athlete in S....

14 Feb 2019
SEA Games organisers announce first six sponsors for Philippines 2019

Manila, Philippines, February 14, 2019: Six companies have entered into partnership agreements with the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (PHISGOC), boosting the country’s preparation drive into higher gear.

PHISGOC was represented at the signing ceremony by its Chairperson, former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Commi....

14 Feb 2019
Jordan NOC reports on wrestling programme

Amman, Jordan, February 14, 2019: The Jordan Wrestling Federation has launched a programme to improve the skills and capacity of its national team coaches, the Jordan Olympic Committee reports on its website (ww.joc.jo).

Held in cooperation with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity and the International Wrestling Federation, 23 coaches took part in what is hoped to be the first of many sessions.

The Federation has also held a referees’ cour....

14 Feb 2019
Baseball groups drawn for Tokyo 2020 qualifying

Seoul, Korea, February 14, 2019: South Korea, the last Olympic baseball champions in 2008, will take on Cuba, Australia and Canada in an upcoming qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020, reports Yonhap News.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced the locations and groups for the Nov. 2-17 Premier 12 tournament following a draw in Mexico City on Wednesday.

The tournament will feature the top 12 countries in the world....

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