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11 Apr 2019
Tickets go on sale for Asian Athletics Championships in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2019: Athletics fans in Qatar, Asia and all over the world can now buy tickets for the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships with online sales commencing on Wednesday.

The competition takes place at the air-conditioned Khalifa International Stadium from April 21-24 and brings together nearly 700 athletes and more than 400 officials and coaches from 43 countries.

Starting at an affordable 30 Qatari Riyals, which i....

11 Apr 2019
Work on new international-quality water sports centre to commence in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 11, 2019: A new water sports centre with two swimming pools of 50 metres and 25 metres will be built in Ulaanbaatar in preparation for the 7th Children of Asia International Sports Games in 2020.

A memorandum of cooperation was signed last week between the Governor of Ulaanbaatar, S. Amarsaikhan, the Director of the Organising Committee of the Children of Asia Games, D. Jargalsaikhan, and the President of the Mong....

11 Apr 2019
Lack of sports culture hurting region’ – OCA

Muscat, Oman, April 11, 2019: The Muscat Daily carried a front-page interview with the Director General of the Olympic Council of Asia, Husain Al Musallam, on the sidelines of the GCC NOC meetings.

Here is the article in full, by Ashok Purohit, from the April 10 edition of Muscat Daily (https://muscatdaily.com):

A day before the sports ministers of GCC are scheduled to attend a summit in Muscat, a top Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) o....

11 Apr 2019
6th Asian Beach Games 2020

Sanya, Hainan Island, China, April 10, 2019: The OCA’s sixth edition of the Asian Beach Games will be held at the tourist city of Sanya, Hainan Island, China from Saturday, November 28 to Sunday, December 6, 2020 (nine days).

Sanya is blessed with golden beaches and sparkling seas as well as a tropical climate, leading to the nickname of the “Hawaii of China”.

Indeed, on a visit in February 2019, the Chairman of the OCA Coordination....

11 Apr 2019
3rd Asian Youth Games 2021

Shantou, Guangdong, China, April 11, 2019: The OCA’s third edition of the Asian Youth Games will be held in Shantou city on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, China, in 2021 on dates to be confirmed.

Shantou was awarded the hosting rights at the 38th OCA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 3, 2019 and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the host city contract.

Shantou officials said the Asian Youth Games would....

10 Apr 2019
Praful Patel becomes first Indian to join FIFA Executive Council

New Delhi, India, April 10, 2019: All India Football Federation President Praful Patel has become the first Indian to be selected as one of five members of FIFA’s Executive Council. He said it will give the country “more voice” in world football.

Patel, 62, who is also a Senior Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation, was elected with a record-breaking margin, securing 38 out of the 46 votes at the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur....

10 Apr 2019
GCC NOCs establish sports dispute authority

Muscat, Oman, April 10, 2019: The 31st meeting of the Council of Presidents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) National Olympic Committees was held in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday, April 9.

The meeting approved the formation of the GCC Dispute Resolution Authority to be based in Bahrain. The Authority's board of directors will include the secretary generals of the GCC NOCs, the executive director of the Authority and a representative of the GCC Sec....

10 Apr 2019
Jordan hosts tri-nation taekwondo camp

Amman, Jordan, April 10, 2019: Jordan, Belgium and Moldova have launched their tri-nation taekwondo training camp in Amman ahead of the World Championships in Manchester next month.

The teams will be based at the Olympic Preparation Centre for the next week to ensure quality preparation, with a number of top 10 fighters taking part including Belgian World No. 1 for the -63kg weight, Jawad Ashab.

The Moldova athletes arrived on Sunda....

10 Apr 2019
DPRK runners win Pyongyang international marathon

Pyongyang, DPR Korea, April 10, 2019: The 30th Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon was held in the capital on Sunday, April 7 to mark the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, Day of the Sun.

Marathon runners from the DPRK, China, Morocco, Kenya and Ethiopia and foreign amateurs competed in marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km races, reports the Korean Central News Agency. The opening ceremony took place at the Kim Il Sung Stadium....

10 Apr 2019
Entries confirmed for Guangzhou leg of new FINA event

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 10, 2019: A total of 109 swimmers from 28 National Federations have confirmed their participation in the new FINA Champions Swim Series - a three-leg circuit kicking off in 2019.

The first stop of the competition will be in Guangzhou (CHN) on April 27-28; the swimming stars will then compete in Budapest (HUN) on May 11-12; Indianapolis (USA) will conclude the show on May 31-June 1.

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