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S'pore to host World Para Bowling Series

Singapore will host the first leg of the inaugural World Para Bowling Series next week that will see more than 50 para-bowlers from eight countries vie for the singles, doubles, trios and masters titles.

Team Singapore will be up against para-bowlers from Australia, Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea at the Temasek Club from Feb 25 to March 2.

The ...more

Swimming: Multiple Asian Games swimming relay medals a possibility, says Gary Tan

The last time the national swim team clinched more than one relay medal at the Asian Games, the Berlin Wall was still standing.

It was 1986 in Seoul, where Ang Peng Siong, David Lim, Oon Jin Teik and Oon Jin Gee finished third in the men's 4x100m freestyle. Lim, Tay Khoon Hean and the Oon brothers also claimed bronze in the 4x200m free relay.

The men's class of 2018 have what it ...more

Sailing: Windsurfing teens secure two spots for Singapore at Youth Olympic Games

It was not smooth sailing for Alexander Lim on the waters off the National Sailing Centre at East Coast Park yesterday, on the last day of the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships.

A competitor collided with him at a turn in the penultimate race, causing the 15-year-old to "lose a lot of places" in that race. He also had an equipment problem in the 12th and last race in the boys' Techno ...more

Kyra strikes gold again at Wind Games

She is still only 15 but indoor skydiver Kyra Poh added two more golds to her burgeoning medal collection on Sunday at the 2018 Wind Games in Girona, Spain, matching her haul from last year's event.

The Singaporean retained the solo freestyle title she won last year, scoring 547.80 points over four rounds to beat 12 other competitors. Kyra and compatriot Choo Yi Xuan then teamed up with Polish ...more

Sports Hub will not fail in its mission, says new CEO Oon Jin Teik

As far as opulence goes, Oon Jin Teik's office is austere, spartan even. There is a simple desk, as well as a computer, filing cabinets, a round table for meetings and a small television set.

His status as the chief executive officer of a facility that cost $1.33 billion to build could easily afford him more luxurious accoutrements, but he prefers to keep things simple.

The 54-year-old ...more

World No. 1 Feng eyes first HSBC title

Having made history by becoming the first Chinese golfer to ascend to the No. 1 world ranking, Feng Shanshan will seek another record when she competes at this year's HSBC Women's World Championship.

The 28-year-old yesterday confirmed her participation at the March 1-4 tournament and believes she can become the first Chinese winner of the LPGA Tour-sanctioned event in Singapore which began ...more

Friends for life and sport for life

The ongoing review of the Junior Division sports competitions at the annual National School Games could be key in sustaining young children's interest in sport.

This is especially so if the review, announced by Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng last Wednesday, achieves its objective of providing student-athletes more playing opportunities and game time.

Currently, many ...more

Singapore sport: Increased exposure will open new doors for student-athletes

The nuanced implementation of the Ministry of Education's (MOE) review of the National School Games (NSG) Junior Division sports competitions will be key in ensuring its goal of offering student-athletes more playing opportunities, noted various officials in the local sports fraternity.

The scheme, which applies to all 21 of the Junior Division sports competitions (for pupils aged nine to ...more

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


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
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