Tag: Sports

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report ‘fake news’

by Andrew MCKIRDY Tokyo Olympics organisers played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday and said a report claiming cancellation could...

All that Jazz: the ex-Buddhist monk meditating his way to golf’s Masters

by Ross ADKIN Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond has something special in his bag as he prepares for the US Masters -- the Buddhist meditation techniques learned...

Brief encounter: fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row

by James EDGAR A Filipino martial artist was prepared to give up his chance of winning a Southeast Asian Games title because he didn't want...

Indian women’s cricket sensation needed boy’s haircut to play

India's 15-year-old women's cricket sensation Shafali Verma had to get her hair cut like a boy so that she could get into the local academy...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...