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Duo skate into Sports School in boost for winter disciplines

In a sign of its growing prominence here, winter sports athletes are now enrolled in the Singapore Sports School (SSP) for the first time since the Woodlands premises was opened in 2004.

Figure skater Pagiel Sng, 12, and short track speed skater Trevor Tan, 14 - both of whom are in the national squads - joined SSP in January and are part of its individual sport programme, which includes student-athletes ...more

Football: Divided on Sundram's stay

National coach V. Sundramoorthy may have been given a vote of confidence by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) with a two-year contract extension on Monday, but members of the local football community are divided over whether it was the right move.

Lions fan Tan Hwee Heng, 42, questioned if Sundram's pragmatic style of football can lift Singapore, ranked 163rd in the Fifa world rankings, ...more

Sailing: Singapore approved as Asia's first sailing hub

Singapore's National Sailing Centre (NSC) was appointed Asia's first World Sailing Approved Training Centre yesterday.

With the appointment, the Singapore Sailing Federation will be working closely with World Sailing, the sport's world governing body, to raise the level of sailing in the region.

The other four World Sailing Approved Training Centres are the International Sailing ...more

Sports World: Title bout at S'pore Fighting C'ship 5

Title bout at S'pore Fighting C'ship 5

Singaporean professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan will fight for the World Boxing Association Asia super-featherweight Championship belt at Singapore Fighting Championship 5, which will be held at the Singapore Foochow Association on April 8.

Ridhwan will go up against Indonesia's Waldo Sabu for the title in the main event of the 14-bout fight ...more

Basketball: Slingers need to regain momentum fast

Complacency has been the chief culprit plaguing the Singapore Slingers in recent months, as they were knocked off their Asean Basketball League perch by table-toppers Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions.

Last Sunday's much-needed win against Kaohsiung Truth at their OCBC Arena home may have guaranteed them a second-placed finish for the regular season, but captain Desmond Oh stressed that there ...more

Football: Vote of confidence for Sundram and Sablon

In a sign that the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is already looking to long-term planning even before elections can take place, it has extended both the contracts for technical director Michel Sablon and national coach V. Sundramoorthy by two years.

Appointed initially as national caretaker coach last May on a one-year deal, Sundram has received a vote of confidence despite a tough ...more

Screen before you start on intensive sports

People take part in sports for different reasons, but it is the challenge and achieving that personal best that matters to most of us.

However, a significant injury can easily get in the way.

Worse still, some people have collapsed halfway through a race. It is a tragedy when a sudden cardiac event happens at a sports meet.

When this occurs, the immediate question sports ...more

S'pore sends off winter sports athletes

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu speaking to athletes at yesterday's official send-off ceremony for the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Singapore will be represented by 14 athletes - eight floorball players and six speed skaters - at the March 14-25 Games in Austria, which will feature over 3,000 athletes from 110 nations. The Republic first took part in the Games at the 2013 ...more

Sports World: Ashley breaks 2 more meet records

Ashley breaks 2 more meet records

Eight meet records were broken on the second day of the China Life 48th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Ashley Lim , who shattered the 12-and-under 100m butterfly meet record on Friday, continued her dominant streak in the pool, swimming her way to two more records - the 50m butterfly (30.19sec) ...more

Bowled over by Sports Day

It has been years since Madam Yit Ah Keng, 85, took part in a sports day but, this week, she was happy that she could bowl at one.

Madam Yit, who had leprosy, lost all her fingers to the disease but, using foam pins and a small basketball, she and fellow residents of the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association Home scored strikes and spares bowling there on Wednesday.

The residents ...more

Mixed Martial Arts: 'Nothing Jenny can do to stop me'

A 10-month hiatus from the arena is hardly the best way to prepare for your first title defence, but try telling that to One Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee.

The 20-year-old will step into the ring for the first time since clinching the championship belt last May, but she is anything but daunted.

In her way is Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei. The 26-year-old Huang's last ...more

Singapore Sports: Chance of busier Sports Hub line-up

Partners of the Singapore Sports Hub anticipate a livelier calendar, a day after the facility's operator, Sports Hub Private Limited (SHPL), was urged in Parliament to enhance the venue's vibrancy.

The National Stadium, in particular, suffered from a lacklustre calendar last year. A friendly match between Singapore and Malaysia, which drew about 25,000 fans, was the main football highlight.

The ...more

Singapore Sports: Funding boost for NSAs but strings attached

National sports association (NSA) officials have welcomed the increased financial support towards elite-level sport, but are mindful that with more money comes greater accountability.

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth announced on Thursday a new One Team Singapore matching grant that will see the Government match dollar-for-dollar donations, up to $50 million over the next five ...more

Deloitte lets Singapore athletes work and train

Singapore

WALK into services firm Deloitte Singapore in Shenton Way and you may think you are at a sports hub.

As many as 24 Singapore national athletes are currently on its payroll - 15 full-time and part-time, with interns accounting for the rest.

These "Deloitte athletes" represent nine sports - netball, football, badminton, fencing, floorball, dragon boat, athletics, ...more

Ex-opposition MP Chiam See Tong launches sports foundation

Singapore

CHIAM See Tong, the veteran opposition politician who helmed the Potong Pasir single seat for 27 years, doesn't make that many public appearances these days.

On Thursday night, however, Mr Chiam and his wife Lina were at the Chamber of the Old Parliament House - the same venue where Mr Chiam took his oath after his historic win at the 1984 general election - to launch a ...more
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