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Pyeongchang fights for name recognition

As test events start this week for the 2018 Winter Olympics, host Pyeongchang is facing the uncomfortable truth that it's a place not many people have heard of.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/25 5:03:41

Ancient Indonesian martial arts seeks global spotlight

Some fight with machetes a meter long, others are armed with daggers curved like the claws of big cats, while other combatants rely only on their wits. This is the world of "pencak silat," or Indonesian martial arts, which is now battling for greater global recognition.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/22 19:03:40

Construction of freeway for 2022 Winter Olympics to start soon

The construction of Yanchong Expressway, a major transportation project for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, will start by the end of this year and is expected to be completed in 2019, said China's Hebei provincial department of transportation on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/19 21:57:54

Fukushima safe for Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/19 0:13:39

Former Olympic saber champion becomes Romania's Olympic head

Former Olympic saber champion Mihai Covaliu was elected on Tuesday as the new Chairman of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR).
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/16 9:08:15

WADA hits back at Russia 'manipulation' attack, insists on transparency, neutrality

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) hit back Friday at Russia's claims of "manipulation" by the global body and warned that Russia is still not at international doping norms.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/11 23:43:39

Tokyo OKs baseball games in Fukushima

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizers on Wednesday approved a plan to hold part of baseball's qualifying rounds in the disaster-hit Fukushima region to support its recovery from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear accident.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/9 23:38:39

China to speed up construction of winter sports infrastructure

China's General Administration of Sport released a plan on Wednesday to speed up the construction of winter sports infrastructure, aiming to build at least 500 skating rinks before the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/2 23:36:56

Rio anti-doping program a 'success': IOC

The Rio Olympics anti-doping program was successful despite a lack of trained staff and resources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday following a World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) report noting "serious failings" in the process.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/10/29 0:48:39

IOC sanctions nine athletes failing Beijing re-analysis

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday sanctioned nine more athletes who failed the retests of Beijing Olympics doping samples.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/27 10:25:11

Olympic debut shines light on Japanese martial art

Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/25 19:38:39

IOC boss ducks Korea row in Tokyo visit

IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday dodged questions over reports that some Tokyo 2020 events could be held in South Korea, a move which would further embarrass beleaguered Games organizers.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/19 23:13:39

IOC, Tokyo target soaring costs

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief and Tokyo's governor on Tuesday agreed to work together on ­cutting skyrocketing costs for the 2020 Games, as reports said the IOC would consider moving some venues to South Korea.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/19 0:03:39

IOC pleased with Beijing's preparation for 2022 Winter Games

Internatonal Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission officials spoke highly of Beijing's preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in their first meeting here on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/13 1:01:13

Italy officially abandons 2024 Olympic bid

Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago put a definitive end Tuesday to Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the city's newly elected mayor refused to support the project. “I wrote to the International Olympic Committee [IOC] today to withdraw Rome-2024 from the running,” Malago told a specially convened press conference.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/12 0:08:40

First meeting of IOC Coordination Commission for 2022 Winter Games opens in Beijing

The first meeting of IOC Coordination Commission for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 opened here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/10 23:15:19

Chinese vice premier meets head of IOC's coordination commission for 2022 Winter Games

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s coordination commission for the 2022 Winter Games Alexander Zhukov here on Monday, promising a "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/10 23:14:14

New testing framework within WADA proposed at Olympic Summit

A new anti-doping testing authority to be set up within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was one of the key recommendations made at the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/9 21:19:13