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Palestinian Struggle “a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom” which “all Malaysians regardless of their background should support”: Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim

The Palestinian Struggle is a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom which all Malaysians regardless of their background should support, said Malaysia's Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim. Speaking in a meeting with the Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia (PCOM) in Putrajaya on Tuesday (29 Jan), Mr Sim added that greater communication between the peoples and institutions of both Malaysia and …

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Huge hole at the Sports Hub as CEO, CFO, COO resign

The Singapore Sports Hub is facing another round of staff upheaval. On Monday, 28 January, the Sports Hub Pte Ltd (SHPL) announced in a statement that Chief Executive Officer Oon Jin Teik had resigned and will leave his role after HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019 in mid-April. What the statement did not say however, was that the SHPL had also …

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Women’s national team headed for Hockey Series Finals

Singapore’s national women’s hockey team has qualified for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Series Finals to be held in Dublin in June, following the withdrawal of Austria from the Hockey Series Finals (HSF). When the curtain came down on the Hockey Series Open 2018, the national women’s team had achieved a third-place finish ahead of higher ranked Kazakhstan, but …

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Singaporean e-racers earn chance to become race drivers

Three young Singaporean simulator racers have earned Legion of Racers (LOR) Esports contracts to undergo a combination of Motorsport training in Karting, Sim racing and Fitness. The best among the three racers will then be given a kart racing slot in the Rookie Class of the IAME Asia Series. The IAME Asia Series is Asia’s leading professional karting series that …

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Joseph Schooling broke two national records at the FINA World Cup

Singapore’s swimming hero Joseph Schooling has a fruitful time at the FINA World Cup this weekend (17 Nov), bringing home two medals and breaking two national records while he was there. In the men’s 50m butterfly, Schooling clocked a new national record of 22.04s, besting his previous record by 0.89 seconds, to bring home a bronze, just behind Russia’s Vladimir …

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Verify the information, show the proof

Defending Southeast Asian Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong has challenged the version of events which surrounded his team-mate Ashley Liew's account which led to the latter receiving plaudits for being sportsmanlike during the 2015 SEA Games marathon event in Singapore. On 21 October, Soh alleged that Liew's version of events surrounding the 2015 SEA Games marathon is "simply not …

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Where are we headed as our sports performances dip

by Jose Raymond Congratulations to all of Singapore’s medallists at the recently concluded Asian Games in Jakarta. Despite the many obstacles and systemic road humps put in your way, you have helped keep the national flag flying high at the quadrennial Asiad. While the chef de mission Lee Wung Yew has hailed the overall performance and called it a “very …

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Singaporean fighters set for muay thai fest in Kuala Lumpur

Singapore’s Brandon Ng is all set and ready to rock and roll on Friday at the region’s muay thai extravaganza – Asia Fighting Championship’s AFC02. The AFC02 event will be held at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur Sports City and will showcase 11 fights including two main bouts. Ng is in the main bout for the evening and will face …

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