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By Nick Butler Newly elected Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) President Fahim Hashimy wants to produce a "world class" organisation which is a symbol of the positive change taking place in his country.
April 30 - More than 3,000 athletes in Hong Kong have benefitted from the Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme (HKACEP) since it was launched in 2008, the country's Secretary for Home Affairs, Tsang Tak-sing, has claimed.
April 28 - Celebrations took place today to mark 200 days-to-go until the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, an event which has special significance as the forerunner of the inaugural World Beach Games which is currently being proposed.
April 14 - A Board meeting and results management training session hosted by the West Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (WARADO), along with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has seen the implementation of the new World Anti-Doping Code discussed.
April 13 - A landmark first step in allowing girls in Saudi Arabian state schools to take part in sport has been welcomed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the first of many such reforms.
By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek
April 10 - Turkey's and Qatar's Olympic Committees today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two organisations open up new channels of collaboration and best practice exchange.
By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek
April 10 - Battling the ongoing impact of Typhoon Haiyan as well as reduced funding and support are the biggest challenges facing the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), vice-president Jose A Romasanta has told insidethegames today.
April 2 - Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has pledged his support to a Saudi Arabia sports development initiative that could see more of the nation's women competing at Olympic Games.
By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City
April 1 - Sri Lankan city Hambantota is facing the prospect of being stripped of the 2017 Asian Youth Games after being unable to achieve the organisational progress demanded by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
March 26 - Timothy Fok Tsun-ting will tomorrow stand unopposed for President at the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong annual meeting, an event overshadowed by a row involving the only representative from the territory at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
March 24 - Wilfried Lemke, the United Nations secretary general's special adviser on sport for development and peace, has spoken out in praise of Qatar's contributions to the development of sport in the region.
March 7 - Abdulrahman Askar, acting general secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), has met with Haider Farman, deputy director of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), to discuss "deepening ties" between the two organisations.
Canadian show jumper Ian Millar holds the record for the most Olympic appearances by an athlete in any sport. When he competed at London 2012 at the age of 65 it was the tenth time he had competed in the Games since making his debut 30 years earlier at Munich 1972. He had won his only Olympic medal at Beijing 2008 when he was part of Canada’s team that took silver in the team jumping event. Millar won a gold medal in the Pan American Games team jumping event at Toronto 2015. He announced his retirement in 2019.
The City of Liverpool is host to the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2022.
The World Artistic Gymnastics Championships is the property of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) which is the governing body of Gymnastics worldwide. The Championships represent the pinnacle of elite gymnastics competition, attracting a substantial worldwide broadcast audience. WGC2022 is looking to engage an individual or agency to deliver the commercial sales process and maximise commercial opportunities for the event.
Almost 35 years after losing out to Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics, Brisbane is poised to stage the Games in 2032. Philip Barker reports on the long history of Australian Olympic bids, with the country still one of only two in the Southern Hemisphere to have hosted the Games.