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OCA: Oceania in Asian Games unlikely
    2017-September-20  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE hopes of Australia and other Oceania countries being allowed to compete in the Asian Games were diminished by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Monday.

Speaking at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are continuing in Ashgabat, OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said with the Asian Games already operating at full capacity, allowing nations from Oceania to join the event was “unlikely to happen.” Last year, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said he was pursuing the idea of his country taking a full delegation of athletes to the 2022 Asian Games, set for Hangzhou, China.

“Discussions are under way and I believe there would be great interest in the Asian Games amongst our member sports,” Coates said at the time. “Particularly in sports where the Asian countries are strong (such as) gymnastics, badminton and table tennis. I believe participating in the Asian Games would be very good for us.”

Sheikh Ahmad said that while the OCA was keen to continue its current relationship with Oceania countries, centering on lower-level events, it was not likely to happen at the region’s premier games.(SD-Agencies)

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