Monday, June 18, 2012
LIONSXII RAN RIOT AGAINST SABAH WITH A 9-0 VICTORY
It was a night to remember for LionsXII and the 6,289 fans at th...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
HOME UNITED BASKETBALL CLUB WINS FOURTH WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Home United Basketball Club won the 2012 Women’s National ...
Monday, June 04, 2012
SINGAPORE FOUGHT OFF DETERMINED INDONESIA TO WIN MEN’S UNDER-23 AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO GOLD
Singapore and Indonesia went head-to-head in the men’s Und...
Friday, June 01, 2012
SOUTHEAST ASIA FINEST AQUATIC STARS TO COMPETE IN INAUGURAL SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 01, 2012
Shape Run 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SINGAPORE WATER POLO MEN’S TEAM KICKS OFF SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH AN EMPHATIC WIN OVER THAILAND
Singapore kick started their bid to prove they are the region...

Entries for April 2012

LAST QUARTER SURGE WINS NIKE MARLINS THE NETBALL SUPER LEAGUE 2012


One-point was all that separated defending champions Nike Marlins and Blaze Dolphins heading into the final quarter of the match in a repeat of last year Netball Super League Final. Despite losing to Marlins in the previous two encounters in the league this year, the Dolphins showed no sign of fear as they started all guns blazing, taking the game to Marlins. The Marlins showed their champion’s quality in the last quarter when they surged ahead to a final score of 52-39, to win the silverware for the second consecutive time along with a $10,000 winner’s cheque. The slow start to the match did not surprised Marlins’ coach Yap Hui Kim, who put it down to ‘grand final nerves’ as her players did not want to make a mistake. “I told them to calm down and believe in themselves and you could see their usual game in the fourth quarter,” she added.
 

SOUTH KOREA CRUISED TO A SIXTH STRAIGHT QUEEN SIRIKIT CUP WIN


Defending champions South Korea showed their dominance once again on the final day of the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup (QSC), taking a clean sweep of the team and individual honours, while securing their sixth consecutive QSC crown. The Koreans’ bested an overnight lead of 15 strokes over the Australians, to finish top with a three-day total of 413 strokes, 25 better than eventual second-placed team New Zealand. Hyo-Joo Kim, world number 13 and Korea’s top amateur female golfer, inspired her team to victory with a stellar individual performance, ending with a three-day total of 204, and winning the individual title.
 

LESS THAN 100 DAYS TO LONDON OLYMPICS 2012


The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) had reached a milestone, as it is officially less than 100 days to go before the Games of the 30th Olympiad kicks off. On April 18, the British High Commission in Singapore marked the significant moment with a “100 Days to London 2012” event in partnership with Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) at the new London Showcase facilities at the YOG Gallery @ Singapore Sports Museum. Mr Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner, and Mr Richard Seow, Chairman of SSC, graced the event.
 

VENGEFUL LIONSXII THUMPED PKNS 5-0


On the back of a 1-0 away defeat to PKNS FC last week, the LionsXII team looked to exact revenge and they did it in style. The Lions ended PKNS unbeaten away record with an emphatic 5-0 victory and maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Malaysian Super League (MSL). It took the Lions 17 minutes to score the first goal after an inviting cross by Shaiful Esah went pass everyone except Safuwan Baharudin, who guided it into the net from close range. Safuwan’s goal initiated a goal massacre two minutes later, Shaiful curled his free kick into the top right hand corner of the goal, leaving PKNS’ keeper Remezy Che Ros, rooted to the ground.
 

ROAD TO SINGAPORE NATIONAL GAMES 2012 BEGINS


The Community Games (CG) 2012 was officially launched on 15 April 2012, which sees teams vying for a spot in the inaugural Singapore National Games (SNG) 2012. On the opening day, a total of 43 matches took place island-wide across four different sports; Badminton, Basketball, Bowling and Football. The SNG is jointly organised by the Singapore Sports Council, People’s Association, grassroots organisations and the various National Sports Associations. A total of 10 sports will be competed from 1st to 9th September. The road to the SNG however, has begun. The Community Games, taking place from April to July, will serve as the qualifying round for the SNG, and will do so every other year when the SNG is being held. A total of seven sports will take place during this period of time.
 

WOMEN’S ONLY RUN ATTRACTS 4,500 PARTICIPANTS


The Nike Goddess 5K run is a unique event. For it is a girls-only race that empower girls to run with their BFFs (Best Friends Forever). The heavy downpour did not dampened the spirits of the more than 4,600 girls and their best friends, as they are flagged off from Sentosa Wave House on Saturday. The race-course brought them past Sentosa’s beaches - Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach - before looping back to Sentosa Wave House. ‘The Goddesses’ were well-pampered after their run on the resort island, with a Race Village created specifically with girls in mind. Finishers were provided with a host of complimentary treats, such as express manicures, foot massages and the likes, for the girls’ enjoyment.
 

IRWAN SHAH’S LATE GOAL SENDS LIONSXII 6 POINTS CLEAR AT THE TOP


Two penalty decisions either side of the half provided the only goals as the match looked set to end in a stalemate, until an 88th minute strike by Irwan Shah sealed all three points for LionsXII. The 2-1 victory over Perak means that the Lions are now unbeaten in 10 games in the Malaysian Super League and extended their lead over defending champions Kelantan to 6 points, having played three more games. The Lions came out attacking from the get-go but were unable to break the deadlock, with the woodwork denying them twice.
 

PETER SCHMEICHEL SHOOTS FOR HOPE


Walking around the penalty box before the spot kick in Jalan Besar Stadium is legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. Playing mind games with his opposition is something familiar to Peter but this time it was different - he was the one preparing to take the penalty kick. These mind games would always work in his favour back in his playing days with Manchester United, however this time his shot went straight into the keeper’s arm. Peter was all smiles even after the miss, as it meant another $500 went to the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). Together with his guidance of the Courts Young Lions (CYL) and SDSC footballers, the one-hour “Shoot for Hope” charity event session ended with a total of $15,000 raised for the SDSC.
 

SINGAPORE AT THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS NO LONGER A DREAM


Singapore took a huge step towards the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with the opening of its first ever Olympic-sized ice rink. Measuring 60 by 30 meters, the rink is nestled between a 460-seat gallery and an array of dining options in the newly-opened JCube shopping mall, and is just minutes from Jurong East MRT. The Rink will be able to host activities like recreational skating, figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey; and stage international competitions.