4:20 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. Tokyo is looking to slash the price tag for the 2020 Summer Olympics by $1.7 billion through scrapping or scaling back plans to build new facilities amid fears over spiraling costs. Recent estimates put the bill for the venues, including the construction of 10 new facilities, at 450 billion yen ($3.8 billion)- three times […]
3:41 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Siblings Aero Sutan Aswar and Aqsa Aswar brought their rivalry to a whole new level as they competed against each other for Asian Beach Games title wins this week. Clashing in the runabout stock class of the Jet Ski competition at the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, younger brother Aqsa crossed the […]
6:25 pm November 14, 2014 | No Comment
The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Nov. 18 and while specific details of his proposals […]
8:30 am November 11, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Indonesia’s weight-lifters have been competing on a regular basis in the Olympic Games and that looks set to continue in the 2016 Rio Games. Olympic multi-medalist Eko Yuli Irawan already has a foot in Rio de Janeiro after finishing second in the men’s 62-kilogram category at the 2014 World Weight-Lifting Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, […]
8:19 pm November 7, 2014 | No Comment
Bangkok. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called on sports leaders to quit talking and start taking action to reform the way the body runs the Olympics. Bach used his opening address at the Association of National Olympic Committees general assembly (ANOC) in Bangkok on Friday to urge delegates to support his 40-point […]
8:12 pm November 6, 2014 | No Comment
Bangkok. Asia’s Olympic chief ruled out rescheduling the 2022 Winter Olympics to avoid the Qatar World Cup on Thursday as moves gather pace to shift football’s showpiece to a cooler time of year. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of Asia’s Olympic body and the worldwide Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), said he was sure […]
3:01 pm October 30, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi has indicated that preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will not be one of his priorities over the next five years, with the 2018 Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia seen as a greater prize. Imam, speaking on Wednesday at the ministry office during a handover […]
6:20 pm October 21, 2014 | No Comment
The perennial problem of a lack of funding for Indonesian athletes preparing for international competitions is being felt particularly acutely ahead of next month’s Asian Beach Games in Thailand. With the government currently in transition, sports federations are unlikely to get funding approval in time, Suwarno, the head of Prima, the special body in charge of the athletes’ preparation, said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
7:44 pm August 20, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia saw mixed fortunes in the beach volleyball competition of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing, China, on Wednesday. Women’s pair Nanda Ragilia and Rizki Dwi Andriatni conceded their first defeat after losing to runners-up of the World U-19 Championships, Sarah Schneider and Lisa Arnholdt of Germany, 21-17 21-13 in the E Pool preliminary […]
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