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OCBC Cycle 2018 to offer 2,000 Mobikes in first-of-its-kind tie-up

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CYCLISTS who do not own a bicycle or have trouble transporting a bicycle will not have to worry about these issues at this year's OCBC Cycle, Singapore's largest cycling event.

At the launch on Monday, OCBC announced that the company has partnered Mobike for the first time to offer 2,000 bicycles rent-free. This also marks the first time a bicycle-sharing company is involved ...more

Basketball: Singapore Slingers come up against a giant Vampire

Samuel Deguara has stood out since childhood; he was two metres by the age of 10.

The boy who grew another 25cm since then to become his country Malta's tallest man will present the Singapore Slingers with a towering challenge today, when the hosts take on Asean Basketball League (ABL) rivals Mono Vampire of Thailand.

Deguara, ABL's tallest player, joined Mono earlier this month ...more

Tennis: Singapore to host WTA Finals for last time this year

Singapore will not be the host city of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals after this year as the season-ending tournament will move to Shenzhen, The Straits Times understands.

Ms Sarah Clements, vice-president, Tennis (Asia), at Lagardere Sports, the event promoter, confirmed the end of Singapore's run yesterday, saying: "It has been a wonderful journey, and we would like to wish ...more

Developing coaches key in master plan

Theoretical knowledge may be what Stephan Widmer was hired for, but it is insufficient for Singapore's swimmers to break onto the world stage.

Discussing his strategy for elevating standards here, the national swimming head coach and performance director used promising 14-year-old Zachary Tan, who set five Under-14 national records last year, to illustrate his point.

"He is someone ...more

Singapore Canoe Marathon a hit despite wet weather

The chilly weather did not deter some 800 paddlers who took to the waters of Marina Reservoir for the Singapore Canoe Marathon yesterday morning.

Competing in distances between 6km and 30km, participants paddled against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer and Marina Barrage.

This year's event at the Singapore Sports Hub featured 51 categories - the most ...more

Badminton: Two-pronged approach to widen Singapore Open appeal

Organisers of this year's Singapore Open are turning on the charm to attract the world's top shuttlers to the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

While the marquee event was held in April in the previous four-year cycle, which ended last year, the Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 500 tournament has been shifted to July 15-22.

The US$355,000 (S$473,000) event comes after the July ...more

Athletics: Yip Renkai to steer athletics back on track?

As a former national water polo vice-captain, Yip Renkai knows that good teamwork and clear communication are key in achieving shared goals.

These are qualities the 34-year-old hopes to encourage within the local athletics fraternity in his new role as Singapore Athletics' (SA) general manager when he starts work next month.

Yip, who is chairman of the Singapore National Olympic ...more

Soh is nominated for C'wealth Games

Less than two months after deciding not to attempt qualification for the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, national marathoner Soh Rui Yong revealed yesterday that he has been nominated for consideration to compete in the marathon event at the April 4-15 Games.

Soh, 26, had told The Straits Times in November that he decided against trying to qualify for the quadrennial Games as ...more
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