19 Jun 2018
Vietnam NOC celebrates Olympic Day

Thai Nguyen, Vietnam, June 19, 2018: On the occasion of the 124th anniversary of the founding of the IOC on June 23, 1894, the Vietnam Olympic Committee organised Youth Olympic Day 2018 at Binh Yen High School in Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province, in coordination with the People's Committee of Dinh Hoa district.

Youth Olympic Day was attended by Mr. Luong Van Lanh, Secretary of the district Party Committee and Chairman of the People's C....

19 Jun 2018
Philippines NOC’s new president visits IOC HQ

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2018: The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, welcomed the newly elected President of the Philippine Olympic Committee, Ricky Vargas, to the IOC HQ in Lausanne.

Mr Vargas, who was elected POC President in February, was accompanied by NOC Secretary General Patrick Gregorio and IOC member Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski.

The situation of sport in the country and the preparations of t....

19 Jun 2018
OCA attends WADA Asia/Oceania anti-doping meeting in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 19, 2018: Representatives of 29 countries as well as senior figures from WADA, OCA and UNESCO are scheduled to attend this year’s Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport, which will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from June 18-19.

The meeting, which is the 15th such annual gathering, will be chaired by Sri Lanka’s Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports,....

19 Jun 2018
Nepal NOC holds farewell ceremony for Asian Games E-sports hopefuls

Kathmandu, Nepal, June 18, 2018: The President of Nepal Olympic Committee and Member of Parliament, the Hon. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, held a farewell ceremony for the Nepali athletes competing in the South Asia qualifying competition for the E-sports event at the 18th Asian Games 2018.

The six athletes were Saurav Ranjit, Saurav Maskey, Alen Bhattarai, Alen Bantawa, Sumit Maharjan and Shiddi Ratna Shakya, accompanied by the Nepal E-sports Associa....

19 Jun 2018
Olympic Channel produces documentary on Korean unity at PyeongChang 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2018: The journey of the athletes, coaches, dignitaries and others who played a role in bringing the two Koreas together at PyeongChang 2018 is featured in a new Olympic Channel documentary entitled “We Are One.” An Olympic Channel original production, the 37-minute film premiered worldwide on June 13 on the Olympic Channel on and its mobile apps.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The joint ma....

19 Jun 2018
DPRK, Qatar NOCs to benefit from ANOC scholarship

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2018: The Association of National Olympic Committees has selected three students from North Korea, Brazil and Qatar to receive scholarships to study the Master of Sport Administration course at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), as ANOC continues to provide opportunities for its NOCs to learn from international best practice.

This is the sixth year ANOC has partnered with RIOU as it aims to pr....

18 Jun 2018
Athletes, spectators are the key to Asian Games success in final two months

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 18, 2018: In precisely two months – on Saturday, August 18 – the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Council of Asia’s 18th Asian Games will take place at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. It will be the second time the Indonesian capital has hosted the OCA’s premier sports event, following the fourth edition in 1962, but these 18th Asian Games will make history as the first to be co-hosted, together w....

17 Jun 2018
Bhutan NOC holds first sports administrators course since 2003

Thimphu, Bhutan, June 16, 2018: A four-day Sports Administrators Course is being held at the Tennis Conference Hall in Changlingmethang, Thimphu, from June 14-17. This course was last conducted in 2003.

Mr. Maxwell de Silva, Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, and Mr. M.L.H. Pereira, Visiting Professor at the University of Kelaniya, are the National Course Directors.

The course is being conducted by the....

17 Jun 2018
Thai Sports Minister opens Asian Games fun run in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, June 17, 2018,: Thailand Tourism and Sports Minister H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat opens the 22nd edition of the 18th Jakarta – Palembang Asian Games 2018 Fun Run held in Bangkok on Sunday morning. The 7.8 km fun run has attracted around 1,000 participants categorized 10 groups by age for men and women age U15, age 16-30, age 31-40, age 41-50, age over 50.

H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat encourages all athletes and nations to celeb....

16 Jun 2018
Asian Games mascots prove popular in Eid celebrations

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 16, 2018: There is nothing better than an attractive mascot to draw attention to a big event – except for three attractive mascots! As co-host cities Jakarta and Palembang begin final preparations for the 18th Asian Games from August 18 to September 2, the trio of mascots are certainly playing a major role in the promotion and awareness campaign.

The scenes at Kota Tua (Old Town) on a sunny Saturday afternoon were a p....