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By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman
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Jordan seminar seeks to leverage U-17 legacy and grow women's football in West Asia

AMAN, May 23, 2016 - As part of the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, a regional women’s football development seminar was held in Jordan between 17 and 20 May. During the three-day programme, which was focused on West Asia, the seminar brought together general secretaries, technical directors and women’s football development managers from Bahrain, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, and Iran, as well as representatives from FIFA, AFC, the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and the U-17 World Cup’s Local Organising Committee (LOC). ...

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Spurs manager Pochettino mighty impressed with his visit to Aspire Academy

By Qatar Olympic Committee
DOHA, May 23, 2016 - Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur, has termed his visit to Aspire Academy as 'mind-blowing'. The 44-year-old Argentine visited the world's largest indoor sports facility and was later taken to Aspetar - the leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital - during his short trip to the Qatari capital."We have heard great things about Aspetar and Aspire Academy and wanted to come and see for ourselves," Pochettino said after his visit. "It has been mind-blowing what we have seen here and we are ...
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HUNGARY

Oldest Olympic champion Sándor Tarics passes away

By Mattew Watson-Broughton
BUDAPEST, May 23, 2016 - Hungarian water polo is mourning its longest shining light after Sándor Tarics, member of the Hungary squad which won the 1936 Berlin water polo gold medal and the oldest surviving Olympic champion, passed away at the age of 101.Hungarian Water Polo Association President Dr Dénes Kemény spoke of the deep pain he felt on hearing the news and on behalf of the water polo world he offered his condolences to Tarics' family: "We are proud that a Hungarian water polo player was the oldest Olympic champion, a person everyone and respected and loved. I ...

ASIA

Sports journalists play vital role: Chinese Deputy Sports Minister

By Amjad Aziz Malik
BEIJING, May 21, 2016 - Vice-president of the China Olympic Association Mr Feng Jianzhong, who also holds the office of Deputy Minister of State Sports, General Administration of China, believes that the vital role of sports journalists towards the development and promotion of sports is well acknowledged and the ongoing efforts to bring sports writers from across the continent to the platform of AIPS Asia will definitely bear fruit in future.  Mr Feng met Friday with the AIPS Asia three-member delegation at his office in Beijing.  The ...
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