KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) today announced the return of the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and 2017 SEA Games silver medallists Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi for several tournaments early next year.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- National men's single shuttler Lee Zii Jia is among the contenders for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Most Promising Player of the Year award to be presented at the player's reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai next Monday.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIPS Asia, the Asian body of the international sports media association.

MOSCOW, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Decisions made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to ban the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will not knock Russia out of competition, China's Xinhua news agency reported Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesday.

LAUSANNE (Switzerland), Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took "proportionate" measures to protect the rights of Russian athletes not involved in doping violations, IOC President Thomas Bach was reported as saying on Tuesday.

MOSCOW, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- A decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympics has no impact on the country's preparations to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia's TASS news agency reported, citing the press service of the world's governing body of football.

SEOUL, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- South Korea's PyeongChang Winter Games will assign various kinds of robots to stadiums, airports and event venues to assist athletes and showcase the latest technology, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the commerce ministry as saying on Wednesday.