Tag: Sports

Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew stuns China badminton legend in Thailand

IN probably the most unbelievable David-Goliath sporting tales in Singapore history, badminton unknown Loh Kean Yew (above) scored a sensational victory over two-time Olympic singles champion Lin Dan 21-19, 21-18 to win the Thailand Masters finals on Sunday. From Minister Grace Fu right down to...

Political lessons from Man U’s football fiasco

by Michael Y.P. Ang It is difficult to argue against the sacking of Manchester United inept manager David Moyes, who has almost single-handedly turned what was recently a global power in club football into an outfit no Red Devils supporter can be proud of. Under  Moyes,...

The case against importing athletes

By Michael Y.P. Ang The Foreign Sports Talent Scheme has been surrounded by controversy since it started in the nineties. Over the years, proponents of the scheme have been trying to justify it. “It inspires native-born athletes.” However, as mentioned in my Dec 24 article “SEA Games...

Sports broadcasting: A fuzzy picture

By Michael Y.P. Ang Under Vision 2030, the Government's blueprint for sports development, a major target is to raise sports spectatorship and viewership to drive corporate sponsorship. The SEA Games offer the perfect platform to promote Singapore's athletes to a nationwide TV audience and whet Singaporeans'...

Time to shape up… or ship out?

I echo Mr Michael Y.P. Ang’s view that the FAS needs to develop fresh marketing appeal to increase corporate support (“Finally, a glimmer of hope but FAS must ...Part 1 and Part 2") Almost five years after former captain Alam Shah asked FAS to expand...

NS deferment the way to go

By Mary Lee Swimmer Joseph Schooling’s parents should be lauded for pushing for a two-year deferment of his National Service (NS) until 2016. And Mindef needs to be praised because it has done something which it had resisted all along. It’s about time the rigidity of...