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SPORTS NEWS - National 07 Apr, 2024

Pak Heroes Celebrate Sport for Development and Peace Day
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, April 6, was celebrated here by the national hockey players and officials under the banner of Pak Heroes Club and Mohammedan Academy Pakistan Junior Captain Hannan Shahid said: “We wield our sticks not just to score goals, but to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding. On this International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, let us celebrate the unifying power of our sport and strive to create a world where every match played brings us closer to harmony and progress." Pakistan Develop Squad Captain Murtaza Yaqoob said: “On this International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, let us remember that the true victory lies not in the number of goals we score, but in the bonds of friendship and understanding we forge. Field hockey teaches us resilience, teamwork, and respect, qualities that transcend borders and unite us in the pursuit of a more peaceful and inclusive world." Pakistan Police Team Captain Imran Azhar said: “As we commemorate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, let’s recognize that every hit, every sprint, and every goal carries the potential to create positive change and pave the way for a more inclusive and peaceful World.”Director Asian Hockey Federation Ghulam Ghous said: “This day primarily teaches us about improving our society and surrounding through caring about everyone. We have to defend the rights of everyone and help them to achieve their aims following the path of humanity. Our thinking should align our actions and the interests of the people surrounding us.”Abid Zia, Chief Executive Crown Micro said: “Justice is the main tool for developing peace in the society.”Amer Sheikh, Chief Executive City Bread said: “Sports teach us tolerance, teamwork and ethics and these are implemented in our daily lives automatically.” Former International player Khalid Qureshi, Iftikhar Butt, Mohammad Shahid, Mohammad Yaqoob, Usman Shaukat, Abdul Qadir Zahid, and Toheed ul Hassan were also present to celebrate this occasion.

SPORTS NEWS - National 12 Mar, 2024

Olympian Arshad Nadeem calls on Sports Minister Punjab Faisal Ayub
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: Olympian javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem called on Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Faisal Ayub Khokhar at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. Senior athletics coach Salman Iqbal Butt was also present on this occasion.Talking on this occasion, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Faisal Ayub Khokhar assured Arshad Nadeem that Sports Board Punjab will provide every kind of support to him for the preparation of the Paris Olympic Games. “The whole of Pakistan is proud of Arshad’s feats and after several decades, now there is a hope that Pakistan can win an Olympic gold medal through Arshad Nadeem,” he added.Expressing great confidence in star javelin thrower, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Faisal Ayub Khokhar said that Arshad will live up to the expectations of the nation and clinch Pakistan’s first track and field medal in the Paris Olympics. “All required resources and facilities will be provided for Arshad’s international standard training so that he can win laurel in the Olympic Games,” he opined.Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Faisal Ayub Khokhar said that a focal person will be appointed on behalf of the Punjab Sports Department to facilitate the training of Arshad at the Punjab Stadium. “The construction work at Arshad Nadeem Stadium will also be started soon in Mian Channu,” he informed.Expressing his determination on this occasion, Olympian javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem said that he is committed to getting the Olympic gold medal for Pakistan. “I’m grateful to Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Faisal Ayub Khokhar for promising the best facilities for my training”. 

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 11 Mar, 2024

World Skateboarding Tour Dubai Street 2024 concludes
Sports ReportDubai (UAE): The World Skateboarding Tour concluded in dramatic fashion on the Dubai waterfront late last night as WST Dubai Street 2024 brought the curtain down on a wild fortnight of international skateboarding action from the UAE.As with the Park discipline one week previously, last night’s shootout will likewise go a long way to determining which 44 Men and Women each go forward to the Olympic Qualifier Series which will ultimately determine who gets the opportunity to represent their country in the Paris Olympic Games this coming summer.127 Men and 75 Women flew into the Emirate in order to advance the prospects of their nations but by Sunday’s finals a mere 8 of each remained. With Japan having 4 Men and 6 Women in those finals it was inevitable that they would take home at least one podium spot- but in the end, they took both top spots and both third positions as well, with Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro and Australian prodigy Chloe Covell taking the second place slots respectively.World Skate President Sabatino Aracu said: “Thanks to Arada for organizing this incredible event for the second year in the Emirates, in this amazing scenario of Dubai harbour. We are close to Paris 2024 and it has been amazing to see how much our athletes have grown in the last two years. Good luck to all of them!”Results (Men's Event):KAIRI NETSUKE - JPNGUSTAVO RIBEIRO - PORSORA SHIRAI - JPNResults (Women's Event):LIZ AKAMA - JPN CHLOE COVELL - AUSCOCO YOSHIZAWA- JPN

SPORTS NEWS - National 10 Mar, 2024

Army man Mohammad Aamir wins Lahore Open Road Cycle Race
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: Mohammad Aamir of Pakistan Army has won the title of the Lahore-Kasur Lahore Open Road Cycle Race by covering a distance of 70 Kilo-meters in 2 Hours 22 minutes and 17 Seconds on the occasion of Pakistan Day.Mohammad Bilal also from Pakistan Army garbed second position while Mohammad Arsalan third. Adeel forth (Punjab), Mohammad Hasnain fifth (Army) and Mohammad Shakil sixth (Punjab) positions respectively. The race paddled-off from Punjab Football Stadium at 08.00 am Sharp from Punjab Stadium Opp. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore towards Ferozpur Road Kalma Chowk, Model Town, Kanchi, Chungi Amer Sidhu, Gajumata, Khana Kacha, Mustafabad (Laliani) and turn back Kasur ByPass to ward Lahore and Terminated at Kalma Chowk Overhead bridge. Metro Bus Station opp Gadafi Stadium Lahore. A record 60 cyclists from Pakistan Army, Pakistan Wapda, Pakistan Railways, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and all division from Punjab took part in this mega Road Cycle Race. This race was organized by Punjab Cycling Association in collaboration with Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Management Committee for the Sport of Cycling in Pakistan for the promotion and development for the game of Cycling.The chief guest for the opening ceremony was Mozam Khan, Former International Cyclist who flagged-off the race from Punjab Stadium. Faisal Ayub Khokhar Worthy Minister for Sports Punjab graced as chief guest for closing and prize distribution ceremony at the office of Punjab Olympic Association at National Hockey Stadium Lahore and awarded the cash award, Trophies and medals to first six positions holders of the Race. Rai Mohammad Asghar Manager Wapda team, Ch. Mohammad Shahbaz Assistant Manager Wapda team also present there with Idris Haider Khawaja Secretary General Punjab Olympic Association.
Handball Provincial League for Men Concludes at UET Taxila
Sports Bulletin ReportTaxila (Rawalpindi): The Youth Sports League Men’s Handball Provincial concluded here at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), which was held under the banner of Prime Minister's Youth Programme Talent Hunt at the Multi-Purpose Hall, UET from March 2 to 6, 2024.As many as five teams including Islamabad, Sakardu, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, and Gilgit. Akmal Hussain, Director Sports UET Taxila, undertook the responsibility of organizing the league, ensuring its smooth execution, and fostering an environment conducive to talent exploration and sportsmanship.The closing ceremony of the Provincial League was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. Dr. Qaiser Uz Zaman Khan, Vice Chancellor of UET Taxila, as a chief guest. Alongside him were distinguished guests including Dr. Jawad Hussain, Registrar of UET Taxila, Dr. Adnan Habib, Chairman of the Sports Committee, and Ghulam Abbad Hussain, Deputy Director of Security at UET Taxila.Speaking at the event, Akmal Hussain, alongside Prof. Dr. Qaiser Uz Zaman Khan, Vice Chancellor of UET Taxila, expressed gratitude towards all participants, officials, and supporters who contributed to the success of the league. They emphasized the importance of such initiatives in promoting sportsmanship, healthy competition, and talent development among the youth.The Prime Minister's Youth Programme Talent Hunt: Youth Sports League aims to provide a platform for young athletes to showcase their skills, nurture their talent, and pursue excellence in their chosen sport. Through such initiatives, the government endeavors to encourage active participation in sports, foster a culture of fitness and well-being, and identify and groom future sporting champions.The Provincial League for Handball (Men) witnessed thrilling matches, displaying the prowess and determination of the participating teams. The spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie was evident throughout the event, reflecting the core values of fair play and respect.Additionally, the event received recognition from the Higher Education Department, further highlighting its significance in promoting sports at the university level. As the league concluded, participants and organizers alike look forward to future editions of the Prime Minister's Youth Programme Talent Hunt: Youth Sports League, with hopes of continued success and growth in promoting sports at the grassroots level.

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 26 Feb, 2024

Downhill Skateboarding & Street Luge World Championships
Sports Bulletin ReportTagaytay (Philippines): The postponed 2023 World Championships of Downhill Skateboarding and Street Luge have just concluded this Sunday, 25th of February in Tagaytay, The Philippines!The event, which saw more than 80 competitors assemble from 18 different nations, took place on the beautiful but treacherous Sampaloc to Talisay Road on a 2,300 metre-long track which drops almost 300 metres along its snaking course of sweepers and hairpin bends.With speeds of 80 kilometres per hour clocked previously, the gathering was always going to be a scorcher but this close-knit and courageous scene outdid themselves this time around, and in a location which has to be seen to be believed!Results (Men's Event):STEFANO BARBIZZI - ITA 🇮🇹MARC ESCODA TURRO - ESP 🇪🇸ADRIEN PAYNEL - FRA 🇫🇷Results (Women’s Event):LISA PETERS - NED 🇳🇱KATERINA HILL - CAN 🇨🇦ELISSA MAH - NZL 🇳🇿Street Luge World Championship (Men's):ABDIL ADZEEM AHMAD MAHDZAN - MYS 🇲🇾GRAHAM BRITTAIN - AUS 🇦🇺KOLBY PARKS - CAN 🇨🇦Women'sMORRAH JAKUBIEC - CAN 🇨🇦SAMANTHA MARSTELLER - 🇺🇸TATYANA HILL - CAN 🇨🇦

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 15 Feb, 2024

Amstelveen 2024 Para Dance Sport International Competitions
Sports Bulletin ReportAmstelveen (Netherlands): The Para Dance Sport International Competitions 2024 will be held from March 29 to 31 here at Sportshal de Meerkamp van der Hooplaan Noorddammerweg Netherlands.According to an official, International Classification competitions will start on March 28 while Technical Meeting will take place on March 29. The closing ceremony will be held on 31st March 2024 at the same venue. 

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 14 Feb, 2024

RSL: Saudi welcome to Arabia announcement for Platinum Sponsorship
Sports Bulletin ReportRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) and Roshn Saudi League (RSL) are pleased to announce a significant partnership, naming ‘Saudi, Welcome to Arabia’ as an official Platinum Sponsor of RSL.The collaboration aims to leverage the league's popularity, which features some of the world's most decorated footballers. It highlights STA and RSL’s commitment to showcasing Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant sporting scene to a global audience.As part of the agreement, STA will work alongside RSL to develop and promote tourism products and experiences that position Saudi Arabia as a leading travel destination, attracting visitors from the broader MENA region and across the world. This sponsorship is expected to bolster connections with Saudi football clubs, setting the stage for future partnerships and collaborations.Abdullah Ibrahim Alhagbani, Chief of Partnerships and Executive Affairs STA said: "Our partnership with RSL represents a significant step forward in our mission to elevate Saudi Arabia as a leading global tourism destination. Together, we will showcase Saudi’s rich cultural heritage and diverse attractions, underpinned by our firm dedication to excellence in the realms of sports and entertainment. This partnership showcases the reputation and growing influence of RSL, both locally and globally, and aims to unify efforts in attracting tourists and promoting Saudi’s unique tourist destinations and international events held throughout the year.”Carlo Nohra, the Chief Operating Officer at the Saudi Pro League, said: “Our partnership with ‘Saudi, Welcome to Arabia’ reflects RSL’s expanding influence and appeal globally. It embodies our mutual commitment to excellence and our dedication to delivering memorable experiences for football fans from around the world. Together, we aim to establish new standards for sports and tourism in the region and showcase the best of Saudi Arabia to the world."The partnership agreement represents a pivotal milestone for RSL, enhancing its international presence and establishing Saudi Arabia as a premier destination for football on the global stage. This collaboration also aligns with RSL's aim to globally expand its fanbase, utilising Saudi Arabia’s renowned attractions and leading position in the tourism sector.

SPORTS NEWS - National 12 Feb, 2024

Nayza Armwrestling Championship advances to Grand Final
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: The enthralling second phase of the Nayza Armwrestling Championship Season 2 concluded at Nayza Amaan Square, Gulberg, setting the stage for a grand finale on February 24, 2024 at Nayza G1 Market Johar Town. The grand finale promises to be a thrilling contest with a double elimination format, featuring top contenders from the initial rounds across various weight categories. In the second phase competitions, emerging victorious in the -60 kg youth category were Murtaza, Sajjad, Shams, Danish, and Mian Ahmed, all securing their spots in the finale. The -75 kg youth category saw Haider King, Abdullah Nisar, Muhammad Umair Iqbal, and Moosa Butt advance, showcasing their strength and skill. In the -85 kg division, Hammad Butt and Hamza Butt earned their places in the final round, while the 85+ kg category saw Shazil Ali and Muzammil Khawar vying for the title. Additionally, Usman Ghani triumphed in the 80+ kg senior category, adding to the roster of talented athletes set to compete in the championship's culmination. With contenders now preparing for the ultimate challenge, the Grand Finale of the Nayza Armwrestling Championship Season 2 is poised to be a spectacular display of power, technique, and determination.

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 12 Feb, 2024

Roshn Saudi League welcomes PepsiCo as Gold Partner
Sports Bulletin ReportRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): The Roshn Saudi League (RSL) is proud to unveil PepsiCo as its newest gold partner for the remainder of the current season and the entire 2024-2025 season. This comprehensive partnership categorises PepsiCo's flagship products as the Official Water Partner (Aquafina), Official Soft Drinks Partner (Pepsi), Official Sports Drink Partner (Gatorade), and Official Potato Chips Partner (Lays), aiming to elevate the match-day experience for fans.The partnership between the RSL and PepsiCo is designed to bring fans closer to the game they love, with both entities committing to a series of activations and events aimed at enhancing fan engagement and enjoyment on match days. These initiatives are part of a broader effort to celebrate football culture and provide memorable experiences for the league's passionate followers.Carlo Nohra, Chief Operating Officer at the Saudi Pro League, said: "We are delighted to welcome PepsiCo into the RSL family as a gold partner. This partnership aligns with our mission to offer fans innovative and engaging experiences. PepsiCo's commitment to football and its global reputation for quality will undoubtedly enhance our league's appeal and the overall fan experience."Aamer Sheikh, Chief Executive Officer - PepsiCo Middle East Business Unit, said: "We are thrilled to join hands with The Roshn Saudi League as Gold Sponsors for the season. This partnership signifies a shared commitment of excellence, passion, and the pursuit of victory. Just as football unites fans around the world, PepsiCo's iconic brands continue to bring people together to celebrate moments that matter. Together, we aim to elevate the beautiful game to new heights, delivering unforgettable experiences for fans and fostering a legacy of greatness. Cheers to a winning partnership on and off the field!”As the Official Water, Soft Drinks, Sports Drink, and Potato Chips Partner, PepsiCo will play a pivotal role in the RSL's strategy to engage with fans and create an inclusive atmosphere that celebrates the sport's universal appeal. The partnership with PepsiCo, a company known for its strong connection to sports and entertainment, highlights the RSL's commitment to partnering with brands that share its passion for football and dedication to the fans.