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Summer Olympics may finally come to Asean

AN OLYMPICS in Asean is no longer a pipe dream after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its charter to allow two countries to co-host the world's biggest sporting event. Its 104 members convened in Monaco last week and unanimously voted that more than one city or country could jointly stage the quadrennial Games. This could pave the way for South-east Asian nations to submit...


DBS' $3.5m boost for SEA Games

DBS Bank announced yesterday a $3.5 million sponsorship for next year's Singapore SEA Games, as well as its dragon boat and sailing races. It will also be scheduling its DBS Marina Regatta in conjunction with the biennial Games, which will be held from June 5 to 16. The water sports festival's open and women's races will be held on May 30 and 31, while the mixed races will be held on the same...


Commonwealth and Asian Games medallists walk away with $3.44m

ALL OF Singapore's 53 medallists at this year's Commonwealth and Asian Games received special thank-you notes last night to go with their cash prizes from the Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP). Each had a framed handwritten note from Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) president, as well as a second congratulatory note from Minister...


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