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-70kg: All hail home judoka HWANG & -78kg: JEONG takes gold a week after Tokyo silver

The World Judo Tour 2013 concluded with the second and final day of the Judo Grand Prix, Jeju 2013, at the Jeju Halla Sports Complex on Friday. Seven weight categories took to the tatami in search of Grand Prix honours as the women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg categories and men’s -81kg, -90kg,

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World of Rugby Sevens to honour Nelson Mandela

Dublin, Dec 6, 2013: Following the sad news of the passing of Nelson Mandela, this weekend the world of rugby will unite in paying tribute to the former South African President in the stadium that bears his name. South Africa and 15 other international teams are set to compete in the Cell

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AFC Asian Cup draw set for March 26 at Sydney Opera House

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5, 2013: AFC ASIAN CUP DRAW SET FOR MARCH 26 AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE The Sydney Opera House will host the draw for the biggest football tournament ever staged in Australia, the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, on March 26, 2014. The draw, the key moment in the build-up

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Asian MAs will be excellent hosts: AFC President

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5, 2013: Asian MAs will be excellent hosts: AFC President Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has expressed confidence that AFC Member Associations will prove to be magnificent hosts of the FIFA age-group competitions and FIFA Congress. The FIFA Executive Committee awarded the hosting rights

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Rugby Family Pays Tribute to ‘Remarkable’ Mandela

Dublin, Dec 5, 2013: The International Rugby Board and the global Rugby family have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away today. The inspirational former South African leader and father of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ changed the face of Rugby in South Africa, using the opportunity of hosting Rugby World Cup

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Indoor archers set sights for Singapore

Lausanne, Dec 05, 2013: A record number of athletes from around the globe are heading to Singapore for the third year in a row for the Indoor Archery World Cup’s Asian leg to be held on 8-9 December 2013. This event is the city-state’s only annual open international individual archery tournament. The

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AIPS Asia holds historic meeting in Lahore

Lahore, Pakistan, Dec 3, 2013: Another chapter in the history of Pakistani sports journalism was written in the historical city of Lahore when Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF) hosted its first ever AIPS Asia Executive Committee (EC) meeting. The meeting was chaired by AIPS Asia President Faisal Al Qanai and was attended

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Shortlists for Player of the Year revealed

Cairo, Dec 5, 2013: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the shortlists for the 2013 African Player of the Year and the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa). This follows voting from members of the Technical & Development and the Media Committees from the initial list of nominees.

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China Retain Both World Junior Team Titles in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco, Dec 5, 2013: China has defended both the men’s and women’s team titles in a pulsating day of table tennis at the 2013 World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Rabat, Morocco. The men’s team comprising of KONG Lingxuan, LIANG Jingkun and ZHOU Kai survived the spirited Japanese trio of Masataka

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Brian Cookson Addresses UCI WorldTour Seminar

Chantilly, France, Dec 4, 2013: UCI President Brian Cookson today addressed stakeholders from the global cycling family including teams and organisers who were attending the annual UCI WorldTour seminar taking place in Chantilly. Opening the two-day seminar, UCI President Brian Cookson said: “The UCI WorldTour is home to professional cycling’s leading competitions,