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Officials are arriving Bahrain ahead of an Olympic Solidarity and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Regional Forum for West, Central and South Asian National Olympic Committees, which is due to start tomorrow.
Boxing, equestrian, rowing and volleyball, along with floorball and petanque, have been added to the programme for the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to bring the total number of sports being contested to 36.
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.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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