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Singapore GP will be releasing single-day walkabout tickets for the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix on 26 April 2008.

The single-day passes will be available for walkabout tickets and are priced at S$38 for Friday (26 September), S$58 for Saturday (27 September) and S$108 for Sunday (26 September). Tickets are subject to availability.

Single-day concessions are also made available for youths (aged seven to 15) and seniors (aged 60 and above). The youth and senior concession offers an approximately ten percent discount, with the tickets priced at S$34 for Friday, S$52 for Saturday and S$98 for Sunday. Youths and seniors will have to present proof of age upon entering the circuit.

Each person can buy up to eight tickets (a combination of full price and concession tickets) per transaction. This is to ensure that the race is available to as wide an audience as possible.

Walkabout spectators will be able to enjoy the action up-close from various location points around the circuit. To ensure that spectators get a great view of the race, there will be a number of bleachers located along some of the prime trackside viewing locations around the walkabout areas.

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The 5th JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Singapore was held this evening with a 6pm flag off from Esplanade Drive for an estimated 13,000 participants representing 350 companies.

The runners completed the picturesque 5.6km route through the city with Mr Killian Pattwell of PriceWaterHouse Coopers crossing the finishing line first with a time of 17m 42s. The first female runner to return was prominent local marathon runner Ms Vivian Tang representing CIMB-GK Securities and she finished the race in 20m 17s.

The Singapore event is part of the 12-city, six-country, and five-continent JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series, which in 2007 featured more than 220,000 participants from over 7,000 companies. Collectively, JPMorgan Chase will donate more than US$500,000 to worthy not-for-profit organizations through these events.

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Posted in: Running, Scoops
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Posted in: Basketball, Scoops
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Fifty metre freestyle world record holder Alexander Popov is 2 metres tall. Kosuke Kitajima, 100m breaststroke gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, is a foot shorter. Our very own Tao Li is five feet tall but managed to hold her own among bigger built and taller swimmers at her first Commonwealth Games in 2006—the 16-year-old came in fifth in the 50m butterfly event. Janet Evans, a slip of a woman, still holds the 400m and 800m freestyle world records.

So…does size matter when it comes to swimming? Does physical built determine your race of choice - as in sprinters are heavier and long-distance swimmers lighter?

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Posted in: Swimming, Scoops
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Soccer. Ultimate Frisbee. Rugby. Floorball. Basketball. Touch Football. All sports but with a big difference. Some are vintage and some are, well, green.

There are arguably many ways to classify the above sports, one of which is according to their history. Oldies like soccer, rugby and basketball all originated in the 19th century, while sports like touch rugby, floorball and ultimate Frisbee all have their origins in the 1960s.

So how do we classify what are traditional sport? In general sports that have existed for at least the last century can be defined as traditional sports. This would include hockey, track and field, swimming, tennis, and netball. Sports that started out after their predecessors in the later part of the 20th century like adventure racing, beach volleyball and skydiving form the new generation sports.

Are new generation sports better than traditional ones?

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Posted in: Basketball, Scoops
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Ever fancied yourself as a weapon-wielding samurai? Or perhaps you’re simply looking for an exciting competitive sport to challenge your senses.

If so, Sports Chanbara a free style form of Japanese Fencing /Swordsmanship could just be what you’re looking for.

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When Paddle Culture’s general manager began kayaking, the more she learned about the sport, the more she wanted to know. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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