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Olympic swim champ Schooling vows to ‘fix’ physique after SEA Games flop

Olympic champion Joseph Schooling vowed to “fix” his physique after winning only one individual gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games, less than eight months before his title defence at Tokyo 2020. The 24-year-old Singaporean famously beat his idol, US legend Michael Phelps, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 100m butterfly final, but finds himself out of form and …

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Schooling back in the golds at the SEA Games

by James EDGAR Olympic champion Joseph Schooling lived up to his billing at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday, claiming two golds in the pool in the Philippines. The Singaporean swimmer clinched his pet 100m butterfly — which he famously won ahead of Michael Phelps at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games — in a time of 51.84 seconds, pipping his countryman …

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Glitz and glamour as dancesport waltzes into SEA Games

Costume changes, last-minute makeup touches and air kisses — dancesport made a flamboyant entrance on Sunday as the Southeast Asian Games got off to a sparkling start in the Philippines. The ballroom competition picked up the baton from the colour, music and glamour of the previous night’s glitzy opening ceremony, with all the coiffed hairstyles and high tension of a …

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Changi Airport Group partners The Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring professional drone racing to Asia

Last Friday (1 Nov), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Drone Racing League (DRL) – the world’s only professional circuit for drone racing – announced a partnership for Singapore to host its first professional drone race, the ‘DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions’, at Gardens by the Bay (GTBB) on 26 November at 7.30pm. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board, CAG has teamed up with …

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Illegal streaming devices retailer jailed for three months, fined in landmark case

A local electronics retailer on Wed (30 Oct) was sentenced to three months of jail and a S$5,400 fine after being found guilty of providing access to illegal broadcasts of Premier League football and other entertainment content via streaming devices. Jia Xiaofeng, the director of Synnex Trading, was found to have sold streaming devices, commonly known as Android TV boxes, …

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Top three e-racers at GameStart 2019 sign professional contracts with Legion of Racers

Three simulator e-racers have earned professional e-sports contracts with the Legion of Racers (LOR) after emerging as the top three finalists in the LOR competition held during GameStart 2019, Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, at Suntec City on 12 and 13 October. What’s more, two of the racers, 25-year-old Andika Rama (1st place) from Indonesia and 27-year-old Luis Moreno (2nd …

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