Singapore Sport 

On the Record: Lim Teck Yin, CEO of SportSG

Lim Teck Yin at the launch of the ActiveSG Hockey Academy. (Photo: Sport Singapore) image: data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw== SINGAPORE: Lim Teck Yin is suitably built to be an ambassador of Singapore sports. As CEO of Sport Singapore (SportSG), a statutory board set up to transform Singapore through sport, he embodies its spirit with his athletic physique. He is tall and broad-shouldered and for this interview was wearing a fitted t-shirt that accentuated his robust chest and chiseled arms. A light tan, evidence of his love of outdoor sports, illuminated his skin. At 55, he exercises regularly…

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Kuala Lumpur SEA Singapore 

SEA Games: Singapore’s Yu Shuran creates history with ice-skating triumph

Yu Shuran competes in the SEA Games womens free skating on 27 August, 2017. Photo: Jason Quah/TODAY  KUALA LUMPUR — Figure skater Yu Shuran looked puzzled as disco music filled the Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium (Myniss) on Sunday (Aug 27). Seconds later, back ramrod straight, she steeled herself as strains of Lana Del Rey’s “Young and beautiful” – the correct song for her free skating routine – started up. Minor distraction out of the way, the Singaporean figure skater finally got her gold medal campaign underway at the Kuala…

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SEA Sport 

SEA Games: First Team Singapore athletes arrive home

Athletes representing Team Singapore in the swimming and table tennis competitions at the SEA Games received a warm welcome from fans at Changi Airport on Sunday (Aug 27).  SINGAPORE: Athletes representing Team Singapore in the swimming and table tennis competitions at the SEA Games received a warm welcome from fans at Changi Airport on Sunday (Aug 27). Among them were star swimmers Joseph Schooling and the three Quah siblings. The youngest Quah, 16-year-old Jing Wen, was seen sharing emotional hugs with her teammates after her flight landed at around noon…

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Singapore Sport Sport 

SEA Games: Singapore clinches water polo gold after thrashing Malaysia 17-4

Koh Jian Ying scores Singapore’s third goal at the start of the second period. (Photo: Noor Farhan) KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore men’s water polo team clinched the gold medal at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after beating Malaysia 17-4 on Sunday (Aug 20). The victory extends its record of winning gold at the Games since 1965 to 27. Singapore was well on its way to victory at the end of the second period with a 6-1 lead over the hosts, at the National Aquatic Centre at Bukit Jalil. The win kept…

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Singapore Sport 

Singapore’s GIC, Canadian fund to invest US$1b in American talent agency WME-IMG

UFC Bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia (left) throwing a punch at Jessica Eye. (Photo: UFC)  SINGAPORE: Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have agreed on a US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) joint investment into American talent agency WME-IMG, the latter announced on Thursday (Aug 3). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WME-IMG represents a diverse roster of artists across platforms like film, television, music, books, digital and theatre. Its brands and events include the Ultimate Fighting Championship, The Miss Universe Organisation and New York…

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Singapore Sport USA 

Swimming: Schooling bags bronze in 100m butterfly final at FINA World Championships

United States’ gold medal winner Caeleb Dressel is flanked by Hungary’s silver medal winner Kristof Milak and bronze medal winners Britain’s James Guy and Singapore’s Joseph Schooling during the awards ceremony for the men’s 100-metre butterfly final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Jul 29, 2017. (Photo: AP/Petr David Josek)  SINGAPORE: Olympic champion Joseph Schooling bagged a joint bronze medal at the men’s 100m butterfly final with a timing of 50.83s at the FINA World Championships on Sunday (Jul 30, Singapore time).  American Caeleb…

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China Football Hong Kong Singapore Sport 

Patience pays off for lucky Ronaldo fans

Clad in a white Real Madrid jersey, Jonathan Cheong waited for more than two hours at the Thomson Medical Centre yesterday morning, hoping to catch Cristiano Ronaldo and secure an autograph on his top. The 16-year-old did manage to catch a glimpse of the 32-year-old superstar among a crowd of around 100 fans, but failed to get the Real Madrid and Portugal captain’s signature as Ronaldo left hurriedly after visiting local billionaire Peter Lim’s daughter Kim, who gave birth to a boy days ago. Jonathan did not give up and…

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Football India Sport 

Maradona to visit Kolkata for a two-day trip in September

KOLKATA: Argentine legend Diego Maradona is set to kick off the football carnival in India during his September 18-19 visit, about a month ahead of the City of Joy’s historic date with FIFAU-17 World Cup Final. This will be the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008 when thousands of fans gathered to welcome him past midnight at the airport. Confirming this in a video-conference call with the promoter of the trip in the wee hours today, the 56-year-old said he is very excited to…

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Phang Nga Bay Phuket Sri Panwa Sumalee Boxing Gym Things to do 

Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. I recently spent a month here, and while overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret beaches and kicking back at the very best hotels, here are my top four reasons to visit Phuket. 1. A stay at Sri Panwa Phuket has no shortage of…

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MMA Myanmar Sport 

Myanmar’s 1st MMA champ Aung La N Sang: ‘I’m no politician, but I fight for my people’

SINGAPORE: Aung La N Sang feels good. “Amazing”, even, with barely a week having passed since he was crowned Myanmar’s first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) champion. On June 30, willed on by a thunderous Yangon home crowd, the 32-year-old underdog stunned his undefeated opponent to capture the middleweight title belt of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest promotion. While the historic feat cemented his status as arguably his country’s most famous athlete, it has also revived interest in his political views. It is a subject which quickly reverses N Sang’s otherwise genial…

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