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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.


SEOUL, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Organisers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Wednesday they "respect" the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Russia from the competition over its state-sponsored doping, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


PETALING JAYA, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Negeri Sembilan striker N. Thanabalan does not want to feel too comfortable with his position in the national Under-22 squad going to China for the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Cup in January.