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28 Mar 2019
Star Indian athletes attend education workshop

New Delhi, India, March 28, 2019: Top Indian athletes including sprinter Hima Das, heptathlete Swapna Barman and weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga took part in an innovative team building exercise at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala on Thursday.

The exercise was part of an Athlete Education Workshop organised by the Sports Authority of India under the aegis of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

The worksho....

28 Mar 2019
Philippines SEA Games organising committee chief issues rallying cry

Manila, Philippines, March 28, 2019: Philippines Southeast Asian Games organising committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano has vowed to leave behind the bickering among sports officials as he tried to rally Team Philippines toward the overall title in the upcoming SEA Games from November 30-December 10.

Speaking before some 1,300 national athletes and coaches during the pep rally and concert spearheaded by the GoPilipinasGo movement, Cayetano s....

28 Mar 2019
Syrian boxers dominate Arab Championships

Damascus, Syria, March 28, 2019: Syria’s boxing team ranked first at the recent Arab Boxing Championships in Sudan by winning four gold medals, four silver and one bronze, reports the Syrian Arab News Agency.

The four gold medals were won by Hussein al-Masri in the 49 kg category, Ahmed Ghossoun (75kg), Alaa Ghossoun (56kg) and Mohammad Malis (91kg).

The four silver medals were harvested by Ward Ali (52kg), Ali Mohammad (56kg), Yahi....

28 Mar 2019
Qatar NOC President meets with Italian Ambassador

Doha, March 28, 2019: The President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, met with the Ambassador of Italy, Pasquale Salzano, in Doha this week, reports the Qatar News Agency.

During the meeting, HE Sheikh Joaan praised the relationship and the cooperation between the two countries. The meeting reviewed aspects of mutual sports exchange and knowledge-sharing and ways in which to boost sports ties in the future. ....

28 Mar 2019
Malaysian sports heroes honoured in empowerment campaign

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 28, 2019: A pair of female Malaysian sports stars have been depicted as modern-day comic strip super heroes and International Women’s Day inspirations by AIA Malaysia.

They are eight-time World Open squash champion Nicol David and Paralympic sprinter Siti Noor Iasah, who is nicknamed the “Speed Queen”, and they feature in the AIA campaign known as “WHEM” – Women Heroes who Empower Malaysians.

In support....

28 Mar 2019
IOC increases revenue distribution to NOCs, IFs after PyeongChang 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2019: The IOC Executive Board on Wednesday approved an increased revenue distribution to National Olympic Committees and International Federations following the successful Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea, in 2018.

The success, demonstrated by the findings of an independent research study presented to the EB, was also confirmed on the business side. The IOC contributed a record amount of USD 887 million t....

28 Mar 2019
IOC EB accepts Paris 2024 proposal for new sports, including breaking

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2019: The IOC Executive Board on Wednesday supported the recommendation of the Olympic Programme Commission to put forward Paris 2024’s proposal for new sports – breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing – to the upcoming IOC Session in June. The final decision will be made by the IOC EB meeting in December 2020.

“All four of these proposed sports are clearly in line with Olympic Agenda 2020. They co....

27 Mar 2019
Asian Games' ‘king of backstroke’ targets world record in Gwangju

Qingdao, China, March 27, 2019: After posting a season's best time in the 100m backstroke at the Chinese national championships, world champion Xu Jiayu is targeting a world record at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea in July.

Xu, known as the “king of backstroke”, was in a class of his own, winning in 52.27 seconds to defend his 100m backstroke title in what was his second fastest time ever, reports Xinhua.

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27 Mar 2019
Watanabe hopeful Jordanian gymnasts will qualify for Olympics in future

Amman, Jordan, March 27, 2019: IOC Member Morinari Watanabe, President of the International Gymnastic Federation, traveled to Jordan last week at the invitation of the national federation and was pleased to see the promising steps the country is taking on the road towards the top level of gymnastics.

Watanabe, accompanied by Secretary General Nicolas Buompane, met Jordanian gymnasts at the Nour Zoubi Gymnastics Centre in the town of Zerja and....

27 Mar 2019
Omani women to the fore on international stage

Muscat, Oman, March 27, 2019: Female members of the Oman Olympic Committee will take part in a three-day Arab Women’s Sport International Conference which gets underway in Cairo, Egypt, today.

Under the theme ‘Challenges and Opportunities’ the conference aims at highlighting the Arab women’s sporting achievements, showcasing the successful experiences of Arab women’s sports organisations and discussing the future of women in sport from a legi....

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