Sports

eSports professionals a rarity in academically-oriented Singapore

by Sam Reeves / Martin Abbugao In a country highly focused on academic achievement, Singaporean Galvin Kang Jian Wen did something almost unthinkable — he stopped studying as a teenager to spend more time playing computer games. He defied parental and social disapproval after his high school finals to pursue his dream of becoming an eSports champion, but believes the …

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Fulham teen to play for Thailand amid Singapore conscription row

Singapore’s first English Premier League footballer looks set to play for Thailand in the Southeast Asian Games, after the city-state warned he could face jail for skipping national service. Ben Davis signed a two-year deal with Fulham last year at the age of 17, but Singapore’s government refused to allow him to defer mandatory national service. He will join Thailand’s …

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Diving deep: Anqi Lim continues to set new national freediving records

Singaporean freediver Anqi Lim has set several new national records while competing in various tournaments in South and Central America. At the 2019 World Freediving Championships, Ms Lim set three Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques (CMAS) just after setting three Aida (International Association for Development of Apnea) International record in the Caribbean Cup. CMAS and Aida are the two government …

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Singapore Cricket Club to raise funds for SportCares while commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities

The Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), the premier sports club on the Padang, will be commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities, while raising funds for sports development under the auspices of SportCares. Using sport as a force for social good, SportCares leverages sport experiences to make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and under-served …

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Forest fire haze clears over Singapore ahead of F1

Singapore’s skies were clearer Friday and air quality improved as smog from Indonesian forest fires drifted away, easing fears that this weekend’s Formula One race may be affected. Raging blazes in Indonesia have been spewing toxic haze over neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia, with Jakarta deploying security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle them. The Indonesian fires are an annual problem …

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Ticket sales for inaugural Festival of Speed in September commenced as the hunt for Singapore’s first karting champion begins

Ticket sales for the inaugural Legion of Racers (LOR) Festival of Speed have commenced and one car enthusiast could well be Singapore’s first ever Karting in the City champion. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) umbrella of events, the Festival of Speed is a series of racing-themed events held from …

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Chiam See Tong Sports Fund raises nearly S$170k in gala dinner – but founding member says amount needed to effectively run multiple programmes up to S$900k

The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund yesterday (22 Aug) has successfully raised over S$160,000 through its Gala Dinner at the Marriott Tang Plaza in an effort to provide financial support to under-resourced Singaporean athletes. The sports fund was set up in the name of the veteran opposition politician, who served as Singapore’s longest-serving opposition MP in Potong Pasir SMC for 1984 …

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