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Winter sports: S'pore hoping to have skiers, snowboarders at 2022 Winter Olympics

Skiers and snowboarders may be missing from Singapore's biggest-ever winter sports contingent - comprising four skaters and 18 ice hockey players - at the ongoing Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, but the Singapore Snowboarding and Skiing Association (SSSA) is hoping this will change.

SSSA president Low Teo Ping told The Straits Times that the national sports association (NSA) aims to ...more

Netball: New-look S'pore netball team gel to beat HK

Improved chemistry among the national netballers helped Singapore to beat Hong Kong 45-42 in an international match and lift the inaugural Hong Kong-Singapore Cup yesterday at Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

The hosts, who are rebuilding after the retirement of several senior players, returned from a New Zealand training tour from Feb 4 to 12, where they played five friendly matches against club teams.

Interim ...more

Boxing: Fighters ready to get in the box seat

At age six, Singaporean Hamzah Farouk watched a replay of Muhammad Ali's defeat of Sonny Liston and decided that he, too, wanted to be a boxing champion.

He started to box at 16 but by the age of 24, his career had suffered a knockout blow. The lack of amateur boxing competitions, a spate of injuries, and having to juggle studies, work and the sport meant his dream had to be sacrificed.

But, ...more

Playing into the second half of life

He may be a 61-year-old grandfather of four, but Mr Saleh Ahmad feels young again when he dons his yellow soccer gear and dribbles a ball on the pitch.

Nearly every Tuesday evening for the past two months, the field service engineer has turned up at the Home United Youth Football Academy to play in a five-a-side football tournament. In fact, Mr Saleh is the oldest among some 160 players in ...more

Life as a golf pro is rosy but hazy

ONE operates as a part-time taxi driver, another is a delivery man by day. A few others work for private-hire car firms Uber and Grab.

All of them, however, have one thing in common: They are golf teaching professionals.

They are among the 195 members registered with the Singapore Professional Golfers' Association (SPGA), and teaching golf is their main job.

But because they ...more

Nine more firms offer career support for national athletes

Singapore

NINE more companies, including the likes of OCBC Bank, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, SMRT Corporation and Raffles Medical, have joined the government's Sports Excellence Business Network, taking the total number of firms on board to 39.

The scheme, known as spexBusiness, was first launched by the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) in 2013 to encourage firms to employ national ...more

Cycling: National cyclists tune up for SEA Games with bike fit

Singapore's national cyclists will have an official bike fitter for the first time, ahead of August's SEA Games.

Fahrenheit Performance, which provides cycling analytics and bike fitting services, was yesterday announced as the Singapore Cycling Federation's (SCF) official bike fitter for this season.

Bike fitting refers to the adjusting of a bicycle to fit the rider, based on an ...more

Badminton: Chen Long-Ing to win in Singapore

With the biggest prizes in badminton already in his trophy cabinet, Chen Long will now go in search of those still missing from his CV - including the OUE Singapore Open.

The reigning Olympic men's singles champion will spearhead a 23-strong Chinese team at the April 11-16 Superseries event.

In three previous appearances at Singapore's biggest badminton tournament, the 28-year-old's ...more

Caleb carries ACS(I) to B Division tennis title despite cramps

He had virtually one hand on the trophy, leading 3-1, 30-15 in the third set of the deciding match at the Schools National B Division Tennis Championships yesterday, when he felt a stab of pain in his legs.

The cramps that hit Caleb Tay in his right calf and left thigh left him sprawled on the court, and cast doubts over Anglo-Chinese School's (Independent) attempts to retain the title.

Officials ...more

Netball: Singapore to play Test match against Hong Kong

Singapore's national netball team will play Hong Kong in a Test match on home soil this Sunday as part of their preparations for the Aug 19-31 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

The match is part of the inaugural Hong Kong-Singapore Cup, an annual three-day event between the two sides. The first two days will see the teams rotating their squads in closed-door training matches, after which players ...more

Fandi eyes games glory in 2019, 2021

As team talisman and unerring striker, local football legend Fandi Ahmad has led the national team to numerous highs, including winning the Malaysian league and Malaysia Cup double in 1994.

Yet, in a storied career filled with championships and accolades, there is one title that Fandi craves - the SEA Games gold that Singapore had never won.

Yesterday, at an event organised by the ...more

Local talent will Fight for Hope

Mixed martial arts, muay thai and boxing are not the only combat sports disciplines gaining popularity in Singapore.

Kickboxing is upping the ante as well with Singapore hosting a national kickboxing competition for the first time.

Organised by Singapore Fighting Championship (SFC) and sanctioned by World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (Wako) Kickboxing Singapore, the event ...more

Beach volleyball: Singapore-raised teen charts unique career path

Kilani Daane may not hold a Singapore passport - not yet at least - but this teenager is already set to fly the Republic's flag in one of the world's most competitive collegiate tournaments.

The 16-year-old beach volleyball player, born and raised here, has committed to Tulane University in the United States after earning a scholarship to play for the Green Wave starting next year.

The ...more

Football: Brady pegs Chelsea back

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1

Chelsea 1

Even as Chelsea drop points, they move further clear of the chasing pack. Burnley pegged them back, but they advanced 10 points clear of Tottenham and Arsenal.

Their lead is commanding and while they were not at their most fluent in just their third draw of the season, they scarcely look a side to capitulate.

They lost ...more

Golf: Amanda earns 2nd HSBC Women's Champions start

Golfer Amanda Tan took a leap of faith two years ago when she stopped going to school to pursue the sport full time.

Yesterday, the 17-year-old's daring move to leave the classroom was once again vindicated when she qualified for the HSBC Women's Champions.

Amanda beat 11 other local golfers to win the two-day qualifying tournament to secure a spot at the prestigious US$1.5 million ...more
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