Olympic Council of Asia

No room for Australia, New Zealand in Asian Games: OCA chief

Next year`s version of the quadrennial Asian Games, which is second in size only to the Summer Olympics, takes place in Indonesia with the 2022 edition scheduled for Hangzhou, China.

Sep 19, 2017, 21:40 PM IST

Host Indonesia wants 37 sports at 2018 Asian Games

The Incheon games in 2014 featured 36 disciplines, including the full Olympic programme plus more obscure pursuits like soft tennis, Indian wrestling-style sport kabbadi and Chinese martial art wushu.

Mar 16, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Kuwait terminates agreement with Olympic Council of Asia

This is Kuwait's second suspension in the past five years.

Nov 03, 2015, 08:25 AM IST

Another Games, another Chinese city: Sole bidder Hangzhou awarded 2022 Asiad

The Chinese city of Hangzhou was on Wednesday awarded the 2022 Asian Games, organisers and the official Xinhua news agency said, as Beijing seeks more international sporting events on its soil.

Sep 16, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Randhir Singh steps down as OCA Secretary General

Veteran Indian sports administrator Randhir Singh on Tuesday stood down as Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Asia after occupying the post for 24 years since 1991 at the 34th General Assembly of the organisation here.

Sep 15, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

A top Olympic official about to join FIFA`s executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation to detain FIFA members in a corruption raid.

May 29, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

OCA strip Sri Lanka of 2017 Asian Youth Games over autonomy

The Olympic Council of Asia are looking for new hosts for the 2017 Asian Youth Games after stripping Sri Lanka of the event because of an ongoing row over autonomy that has plagued sports in the is

May 24, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Sri Lanka ditched as Asian Youth Games host

Sri Lanka has lost the right to host the 2017 Asian Youth Games because of political interference from the government, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said. The multi-sport event set to be held in the southern town of Hambantota was withdrawn "due to problems with the autonomy of the National Olympic Committee from the government", an OCA statement said. 

May 22, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

Qatari Saud Al Mohannadi withdraws from FIFA Exco race

Qatar Football Association vice-president Saud Al Mohannadi has pulled out of elections for a place on the FIFA executive committee, saying West Asia should support one candidate.

Apr 28, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games

An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games.

Apr 04, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Kuwait footballing history shaped by political winds

Decades have passed since Kuwait`s halcyon days as a powerhouse of Asian soccer, but the tiny Gulf nation has retained its clout as a major player in the sport`s labyrinthine politics.

Jan 09, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

Sheikh says FIFA job `too early` for Prince Ali

Asia`s powerful Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah Wednesday underlined his support for Sepp Blatter to remain as FIFA president despite a challenge by Jordan`s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

Jan 07, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

OCA President declares Incheon Asiad successful

Olympic Council of Asia President Sheik Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah hailed the Incheon Asian Games a success Saturday and said women's basketball teams at future Asian Games could be allowed to wear hijabs.

Oct 04, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

Asian Games end with enthralling cultural extravaganza

The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza here today after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition.

Oct 04, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

OCA happy with very few positive dope tests

Olympic Council of Asia is happy that only six positive dope tests have been returned till date at the Asian Games and a few world records and several Games and continental records were set in different sporting disciplines.

Oct 04, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

Can understand Sarita Devi's emotions: OCA

After reinstating L Sarita Devi's medal following an apology from her and the IOA, the Olympic Council of Asia on Saturday said the boxer's disappointment on losing a controversial Asiad semifinal was understandable but her emotional outburst at the presentation ceremony was uncalled for.

Oct 04, 2014, 15:16 PM IST

BCCI is interested only in business of sport: OCA

BCCI's decision to not send Indian teams for the Asian Games today drew sharp criticism from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which accused the influential cricket board of treating the sport just as a business venture.

Oct 04, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

OCA reinstates Sarita Devi's bronze after a hearing

Putting an end to the status of the bronze medal won by Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi, the Olympic Council of Asia today re-instated her medal in the 60kg category after a hearing with the India's Asian Games contingent officials here.

Oct 02, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

Malaysia lose appeal against doping failure at Asian Games 2014

Malaysia`s wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen on Friday lost an appeal against a doping failure that saw her stripped of her Asian Games gold medal, Olympic Council of Asia sources said.

Oct 02, 2014, 13:10 PM IST

Asian Games: Boxing row prompts `fair play` warning

Asian Games organisers Thursday urged boxing`s world body to "ensure fair play" after an Indian fighter tearfully refused her bronze medal in a row over judging.

Oct 02, 2014, 11:20 AM IST