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  • 05
    Sep

    Pressure is part of my life: Fandi

    The Straits Times by DAVID LEE

    He burst into prominence at the age of 16 and, 40 years on, Fandi Ahmad is still carrying the expectations of the nation. This time, as national team head coach and Football Association of Singapore (FAS) head coach of youth - the two hottest seats… More

  • 31
    Aug

    STTA still upbeat for 2020

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) president Ellen Lee believes that the Republic's slumping players are still capable of winning medals at the 2020 Olympics and world championships. Speaking to The Straits Times at the Jakarta International… More

  • 27
    Aug

    Healthy rapport in Singapore netball team

    The Straits Times by DAVID LEE

    Looking at the way 18-year-old Lee Pei Shan bantered playfully with national goal shooter Charmaine Soh - 10 years her senior - at the M1 Asian Netball Championship (ANC) junior clinic yesterday, it was clear that there is no generation gap in the national… More

  • 21
    Aug

    Asian Games: Pressure spurs gritty 16-year-old swimmer Jonathan Tan

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    He was racing for Singapore's first medal at these Asian Games, and being hunted down by South Korea's Lee Ho-joon in the final leg of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay amid a cacophony from a raucous crowd yesterday. But 16-year-old Jonathan Tan kept… More

  • 15
    Aug

    Asian Games 2018 countdown: Swimmer Amanda Lim just wants to finish well what she started

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    Amanda Lim wakes up at 4.45am almost every day and is in the pool less than an hour later. By 6am, her heart rate is up to 180 beats per minute. Why? Unfinished business. Two years ago when things were not exactly going swimmingly for her, hearing the… More

  • 13
    Aug

    S'pore wins bid for Tchoukball

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    Singapore will host the fifth World Youth Tchoukball Championships next year, after beating Brazil five votes to two in the bidding process in Europe yesterday morning. The tournament will be from Aug 16-18 next year at either Our Tampines Hub or Pasir… More

  • 08
    Aug

    Netball: From sitting in stands to standing on court

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    Four years ago, a 14-year-old Lee Pei Shan watched from the OCBC Arena stands as the Singapore netball team clinched their third Asian crown on home ground. The experience inspired the then-budding netball player, who had just been picked for the Tanglin… More

  • 07
    Aug

    MCCY doesn't favour individual over team sports, says Grace Fu

    The Straits Times by MUHAMMAD SAZALI ABDUL AZIZ

    The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) does not favour individual sports over team sports, and objectively assesses national sports associations' (NSAs) development plans and targets, as well as the performance and potential of their athletes,… More

  • 01
    Aug

    M1 Asian Netball Championship: New format fairer for all

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    The upcoming M1 Asian Netball Championship at the Singapore Sports Hub will break new ground on two fronts. A record 12 teams will compete in the Sept 1-9 event at the OCBC Arena, up from the previous high of 10 teams in 2009, 2012 and 2014. Taking… More

  • 31
    Jul

    Singapore may host Silat World C'ships

    The Straits Times by MUHAMMAD SAZALI ABDUL AZIZ

    The World Pencak Silat Championships could be coming to Singapore at the end of the year. This year's edition of the biennial tournament was originally scheduled to be hosted by Indonesia in Jakarta in December. However, the Indonesian Pencak Silat… More