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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 - 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.

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 11 Nov, 2023

Blind Goalball Team to visit China to participate in Goalball fixture
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Blind Goalball team will leave for China on Sunday (November 12, 2023) to take part in the forthcoming Asia Pacific Goalball Championship, which will be held in Hangzhou, China. Players and officials will depart from Islamabad International Airport in wee hours at 4:00 am.President, Pakistan Blind Sports Federation, Mohammad Waqas said: “Goalball, a Paralympic sport designed for individuals with visual impairments, demands extraordinary teamwork, precision, and determination. The Pakistan Blind Goalball Team, comprising talented athletes, has been diligently preparing for this championship, honing their skills to perfection under the guidance of experienced coaches.The athletes are not only excited about the competition but are also optimistic about their performance. They have expressed their commitment to giving their very best on the court, showcasing the true spirit of sportsmanship and determination. The team is eager to make their mark and vie for victory in the Asia Pacific Goalball Championship.The Pakistan Blind Goalball Team extends its gratitude to the sponsors, supporters, and the entire nation for their unwavering encouragement and backing. Their journey to the championship is not just a sporting endeavor but also a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit”.The championship event, taking place from November 12 to November 19, 2023, will be a thrilling competition, with Pakistan's blind athletes competing alongside teams from Thailand, Mongolia, Iran, Japan, China, Australia, and South Korea.Names of players: Mohammad Ayyaz, Faizan Khattak, Habib Taj, Aamir Nawaz, Hafiz Subtain Ahmad, Ajeet KumarOfficials: Shehzad Javed (Coach), Arsalan Sarvar (Assistant Coach), Imtiaz Ahmed (Manager), Mohammad Waqas (President PBSF)

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 09 Oct, 2023

11 Pakistani Athletes to participate in the Para Asian Games 2023
Abdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: As many as 11 Pakistani athletes will participate in the Para-Asian Games 2023, which will be rolled into action in Hangzhou, China this week.According to an official of Para-Olympic Committee of Pakistan (POCP), Pakistan will participate in five sports including athletics, archery, badminton, table tennis, and wheelchair tennis. National contingent will leave for China on October 16.Athletics: Hayder Ali, Liba SafarazArchery: Qasim TahirBadminton: Zeeshan Gohar, Zia-ullah Khan, Mohammad Waqas, Mahnoor FarooqTable Tennis: Altaf-ur-Rehaman, Mohammad IbrahimWheelchair Tennis: Asif Gul Abbasi, Fida Hussain

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 28 Sep, 2023

World Combat Games: 130 Saudi Athletes to participate in mega event
Sports Bulletin ReportRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): As many as127 male and female athletes will be presenting home side in the upcoming World Combat Games 2023, which will be held October 20-30 in the capital city of Riyadh.According to details, the Saudi capital will host the competitions in King Saud University Arena, where Saudi athletes hope to win medals with medals from this global sporting event, SPA reported.The Saudi teams comprise 87 male athletes, 40 female athletes, and 56 technical and administrative staff. Host athletes will compete in 12 sports including Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sambo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Wushu.

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 10 Aug, 2023

Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games: Paralympic Sports events added
Sports Bulletin ReportRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): The organizing committee of the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games has announced its ground-breaking decision to showcase a new standard for inclusivity within international sports tournaments.For the first time in the history of the event, 6 Paralympic sports will be welcomed into its lineup, solidifying Saudi Arabia as a pioneering host nation. This progressive decision continues the Kingdom’s succession of unprecedented milestones, which includes its distinction as the first Middle Eastern country to host the esteemed World Combat Games.Scheduled to take place from October 20 to 30 at the King Saud University Arena Complex, the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games has already begun to see Paralympians with physical, intellectual and visual impairments qualify to compete in their respective divisions of Aikido, Muaythai, Armwrestling, Ju-Jitsu, Sambo and Savate.Having acquired substantial interest within the martial arts community, more than 1,700 elite combat athletes from over 80 countries will compete in this year’s World Combat Games. In total, 16 combat sports will take part including Aikido, Armwrestling, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Wushu.Congruent to the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives to promote sports participation and foster an all-encompassing range of athletic engagement, the decision to integrate Paralympic sports was a seamless one. This important inclusion illustrates the Kingdom's commitment to providing equal athletic opportunities, while allowing athletes to live up to their potential and achieve remarkable results.Given the Kingdom’s nationwide initiatives providing life-changing support to people with disabilities, its resolution to welcome Paralympic athletes exemplifies its continued commitment to equality, while establishing its presence in global sporting events.As Saudi Arabia continues to prepare to welcome the global community to the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games, this decision sends a powerful message of hope and empowerment. By embracing diversity, the Kingdom is paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone. The event promises to be a global celebration of athleticism, unity, and the indomitable human spirit.

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 01 Aug, 2023

World Combat Games: Competition Schedule Announced
Action-packed 10 days of Games set to unfold in October at the King Saud UniversitySports Bulletin ReportRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): The Organising Committee of the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games has confirmed the schedule for the upcoming tournament (20- 30 October). This occasion represents a significant milestone as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earns the distinction of being the first Middle Eastern nation to host the esteemed multi-sport games.The event, taking place at the Sports Arena at King Saud University in Riyadh, will welcome over 2,500 male and female athletes from more than 80 countries. The tournament will kick-off with Boxing, Karate and Sambo bouts on the 20th and 21st of October. Sumo and Wushu competitions will take place from the 21st and 22nd October, with Judo matches lined up for the 23rd. Wrestling fans can anticipate electrifying matches from the 23rd to the 26th of October.Jujitsu contests have been organised from the 24th to the 26th October, with Aikido matches slated for the 24th and 25th of October. Fans fond of Fencing and Kickboxing will be able to witness enthralling contests from the 25th to the 27th of October, Armwrestling from 27th to 28th, and Kendo from the 29th to 30th of October.Preliminary Competition ScheduleAikido: 24-25 OctoberArmwrestling: 27-28 OctoberBoxing: 20-21 OctoberFencing: 25-26-27 OctoberJu-Jitsu: 24-25-26 OctoberJudo: 23 OctoberKarate: 20-21 OctoberKendo: 29-30 OctoberKickboxing: 25-26-27 OctoberMuaythai: 28-29-30 OctoberSambo: 20-21 OctoberSavate: 28-29-30 OctoberSumo: 21-22 OctoberTaekwondo: 28-29-30 OctoberWrestling: 23-24-25-26 OctoberWushu: 21-22 October 

SPORTS NEWS - Int News 13 Jul, 2023

Belarus Ambassador Andrei Metelitsa calls on Minister IPC Ehsan Mazari
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Metelitsa called on the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan-Ur-Rehamn Mazari in Islamabad today. Federal Secretary Ahmad Hanif Orakzai and Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Shoaib Khoso were also present on this occasion.According to an official of IPC, in a significant move to deepen bilateral relations and foster sports ties, the Ambassador of Belarus, Andrei Metelitsa paid a diplomatic visit to Minister for IPC on Thursday. During his visit, Ambassador expressed his desire to explore paths of collaboration between the two nations.In a meeting, an invitation was extended by Ambassador on behalf of the Belarusian Minister for Sports and Tourism Sergey Kovalchak to Pakistan's Minister of IPC along with his team for participation in the forthcoming games of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)/Non-CIS Countries from August 4 to 14, 2023 this year. The CIS Games, renowned for their celebration of sportsmanship and solidarity, have evolved into a prominent platform for athletes from participating countries to showcase their skills and nurture friendly competition.The Federal Minister conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to Ambassador for the invitation to participate in the prestigious CIS Games. Recognizing the importance of such events in promoting goodwill and offering Pakistani athletes an international platform, Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to fostering sportsmanship and cultivating talent.He further expressed his dedication to developing robust sports infrastructure to support the aspirations of Pakistani athletes. The Minister also exchanged key information about Pakistan’s famous Sports and its structure at various levels. He also told the ambassador that a 16-member team from Pakistan will participate in the categories of boxing, swimming, karate, and wrestling at the 2nd edition of CIS Games in Belarus.The discussion extended beyond the CIS Games, encompassing broader avenues of cooperation. They both exchanged their desires to explore opportunities for collaboration in various sports including football, hockey, wrestling, and tennis. The focus was on fostering knowledge sharing, organizing coaching programs, and facilitating exchange programs to enhance the technical capabilities of athletes and coaches from both countries.In the end, Andrei Metelitsa expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm welcome extended to him and underlined the significance of cultural and sports exchanges in strengthening the bonds between Belarus and Pakistan. He commended Pakistan's commitment to the development of sports and applauded the performances of Pakistani athletes on the international stage.
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