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 […]
4:36 pm August 15, 2014 | No Comment
Geneva, Switzerland. Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organizers said Friday. “Athletes from affected areas will not compete in combat sports” and “it was also decided that no athletes […]
2:21 pm May 19, 2014 | No Comment
The World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, banned the inhalation of xenon and argon gas, saying it could illegally enhance the performance of athletes.
4:17 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
It started as a different interpretation of the National Sports System Law and now the International Olympic Committee is on the verge of banning Indonesia.
4:51 pm April 4, 2014 | No Comment
The IOC’s Coordination Commission has praised Tokyo’s early preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics, highlighting the financial planning and diversity of local organizers after a three-day visit to the Japanese capital. Commission chairman John Coates headed the visit, which was the first working-level talks between the Tokyo organizing committee and the IOC’s coordination body. “We’re […]
12:03 pm March 13, 2014 | No Comment
Teenage sensation Minjee Lee said she is in no rush to follow New Zealand's Lydia Ko by turning professional as she plots a path to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
1:57 pm February 25, 2014 | No Comment
Japanese figure-skating heroine Mao Asada on Tuesday hit back at sneering by the boss of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee over her disastrous performance on the ice in Sochi.
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