Olympic Newsletter

NOCs face March 31 deadline for OCA events
19.01.2010
The Olympic Council of Asia would like to remind its 45 National Olympic Committees that the deadline for declaring an interest in hosting multi-sport game…

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MABGOC participates in Olympic Day Run

19.01.2010
Muscat, Oman: The Muscat Asian Beach Games Organising Committee (MABGOC) came out to shine at the Annual Oman Olympic Day run held today at Sahwa Park in M…

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UAE NOC announce Olympic Day Run

18.01.2010
The National Olympic Committee of the United Arab Emirates has announced that its Olympic Day Run for 2010 will take place at Safa Park, Dubai, on Friday, …

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Honour for Olympic swimmer Lim

17.01.2010
Three-time Olympic swimmer Alex Lim Keng Liat has been appointed Malaysia’s Chef de Mission for the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this summer. The O…

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Guangzhou residents celebrate 300-day countdown to Asian Games

16.01.2010
Guangzhou: Tens of thousands of residents in Guangzhou gathered at Huangpu Sports Centre Stadium on Saturday to celebrate the 300-day countdown to the 16th…

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Mongolia NOC holds secret ballot for 2011 host

15.01.2010
The General Assembly of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee was held at Olympic House in Ulaanbaatar. Members discussed numerous important issues conc…

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HK NOC increases Olympic Day Run quota to 6,000

14.01.2010
Hong Kong: Following the runaway success of the Hong Kong National Olympic Committee’s 2009 Olympic Day Run at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the entry quota…

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Asian trio on IOC’s Rio 2016 commission

13.01.2010
A trio of Asian IOC Members have been appointed to the Rio 2016 Coordination Commission. Timothy Fok (Hong Kong), Nat Indrapana (Thailand) and Wu Ching-Kuo…

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Asian Youth Camp 2010 to focus on judo

11.01.2010
Kuwait: The Olympic Council of Asia announced today that the next Asian Youth Camp which is part of the sport development project will focus on judo. The c…

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UAE NOC earns praise from Ministry of Education

11.01.2010
The Ministry of Education has praised the United Arab Emirates NOC for their efforts in promoting sport in schools in an official letter of thanks and appr…

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Velappan to contribute to OCM Conference

10.01.2010
The former Secretary General of the Asian Football Confederation, Peter Velappan, will be among the designated speakers at the Olympic Council of Malaysia …

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President NOC of Bahrain appointed to the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports

10.01.2010
HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Prime Minster of Kingdom of Bahrain restructured the high Council of Youth and Sports and appointed H.H Sheikh Na…

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Iran NOC holds second management module

09.01.2010
Since last December, the Iranian NOC has organised the first Advanced Sport Management Course, placed under the auspices of Olympic Solidarity. Spread over…

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HRH Prince Feisal among six nominees for IOC

08.01.2010
HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein of Jordan and Chinese speedskater Yang Yang are among six candidates nominated by the International Olympic Committee Executiv…

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2009 IOC Trophy ‘Sport and the Fight against Doping’

08.01.2010
“The Olympic Council of Malaysia selected Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, to be the recipient of the 2009 IOC Trophy ‘Sport and the Fight against Doping’. The Tro…

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Making plans for 10,000 media

07.01.2010
Macau, China: OCA Media Committee Chairman Manuel Silverio has assured the 10,000 media representatives attending the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in Nove…

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Wong awarded IOC academic research scholarship

07.01.2010
In the framework of its Postgraduate Research Grant Programme, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre has chosen seven research projects for their academic excelle…

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Annual Olympic Gala celebration in Ulaanbaatar

06.01.2010
The annual Olympic gala ” BURTU CHONO”, named as a folktale symbol of heroism of nomadic Mongolian, held in Ulaanbaatar in kind partnership with Mong…

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UAE athletes honoured for 3 gold, 3 bronze medals at AIG

06.01.2010
The United Arab Emirates’ medal-winners from the third Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam have been officially recognised in two separate functions. Following a…

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Muscat 2010 hosts 1st OCA Coordination Committee Meeting

06.01.2010
Muscat, Oman: The 1st Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Coordination Committee Meeting was held today at the Muscat Grand Hyatt during which the Muscat Asian B…

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