Saturday, July 24, 2021

Olympic Games

Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge

ANKARA: Japan said it will issue vaccine passports free of charge to facilitate international travel of its vaccinated citizens, reported Anadolu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said that the documentary proof of immunisation against coronavirus will be issued from July...

Good chance of winning a medal in Tokyo

KUALA LUMPUR: National sailor Nur Shazrin Mohd Latif is optimistic that she could win a medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games next month. Nur Shazrin felt that the lack of competition for her and other athletes due to the Covid-19...

National women’s recurve team fail to make the Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Like their male counterparts, the national women’s recurve archery team have also missed their chance of qualifying for next month’s Tokyo Olympics. The trio of Syaqiera Mashayikh, Nurul Azreena Mohamad Fazil and Nur Ain Ayuni Fozi were eliminated...

Eight shuttlers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight Malaysian shuttlers have booked their place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo from July 23 to Aug 8. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), in a statement today, said the players that will be competing in the Olympic...

BAM yet to decide on proposed new scoring system

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is yet to take a stand on the proposed new scoring system post-Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. Its president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said although BAM members had discussed the proposal,...

Kuching bred Olympic star

Name Josiah NgDate of birth: 2nd Feb 1980Place of birth: The Philippines CYCLING HIS WAY TO THE TOP KUCHING: Cycling star Josiah Ng’s story is a remarkable one - of how a Kuching-bred boy overcoming all odds to become an Olympic...

‘Last option’ — no Olympic postponement beyond 2021

TOKYO: Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever. Bach said he backed Japan's stance that the Games will have to be...

Training clearance timely boost for national athletes

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s decision to allow national athletes under the Road to Tokyo (RTT) 2020 programme to resume training next month will give them sufficient time to regain their confidence for the Olympic Games, said the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). In...

Olympic athletes relieved with new Tokyo date

KUALA LUMPUR: The announcement of a new date for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games brings much relief to the sports community in particular athletes who have endured mental stress during the period of uncertainty due to Covid-19 pandemic. Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president, Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Malaysia is pleased...

Tokyo 2020 Games postponed

TOKYO: Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games over the global coronavirus pandemic, and the International Olympic Committee has agreed, the country's prime minister said Tuesday. "I proposed to postpone for about a year and president Bach responded...
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Helicopter picking up ‘nasi ganja’ in Ipoh breaching interstate travel ban

IPOH: Police will investigate the incident of a helicopter from Kuala Lumpur that landed at a field here to...
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