Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sport

Taiwan to create ‘sports bubble’ to host Olympics baseball qualifier

TAIPEI: Taiwan is preparing to launch a "sports bubble" for athletes who will be arriving to compete in the qualifier baseball tournament for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) said Wednesday. With the creation of...

Tony Fernandes willing to lead MFL

KUALA LUMPUR: “I am up for it,” was the short response from Tan Sri Tony Fernandes when asked about his interest to helm the Malaysian Football League (MFL). The AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer expressed his willingness to replace...

Olympic torch relay to start without spectators

TOKYO: The ceremony to kick off the Olympic torch relay will have no spectators to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, reported Jiji Press, quoting the organising committee for the Tokyo Games on Monday. Only people involved will take...

Women too excel in male-dominated sports administration

KUALA LUMPUR: It can be a daunting task for one, as a mother, to take care of seven children and serve as a board member of an international corporation as well, but this has not deterred Mimi Afzan Afza...

Women’s football needs a boost

KUALA LUMPUR: The empowerment of women's football needs the full support of various parties, especially from the aspect of publicity in counteracting the negative perception of women's involvement in the sport, said newly-elected FA of Malaysia (FAM) Women's executive...

Olympic Agenda 2020+5 reforms approved by IOC

PARIS: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session on Friday unanimously approved Olympic Agenda 2020+5, a set of reforms, as the new strategic roadmap of the IOC and the Olympic movement through 2025. The new roadmap, consisting of 15 recommendations, is...

Overseas spectators to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: Japan has decided to exclude overseas spectators from the Tokyo Olympics over fears an influx of visitors could bring an increase in coronavirus infections, local media reported Tuesday. Kyodo News said the government had concluded it was "not possible"...

OCM still working on proposed Olympians pension scheme structure

KUALA LUMPUR: Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said they are still working on the structure regarding the proposed pension scheme for Olympians. He said OCM are continuously working with the Youth and Sports Ministry...

Djokovic takes Federer’s world number one record, eyes Grand Slam history

PARIS: Novak Djokovic will on Monday set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one, surpassing Roger Federer whose hold on a record-equalling 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb's sights. The 33-year-old Djokovic, already...

Spectators not allowed at sporting events

KUCHING: Only sports and recreational activities without spectators and public participation are allowed to be held during the period of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in the state. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said sports...

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Sarawakian lass creates new national record in women’s discus

KUALA LUMPUR: It was her last throw of the discus and Sarawakian Queenie Ting Kung Ni gave it her...