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'Farah Ann wore the right attire and did the nation proud'

SINGAPORE: Gold medallist gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi does not deserve flak for wearing standard approved leotards in her winning routine, said the country’s contingent head.

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi. -Bernamapic

Khairy: SEA Games medal target not an urgent matter

KUALA LUMPUR: There’s no urgency to set a gold medal target for the Malaysian contingent at next month’s SEA Games in Singapore.

Khairy: "... whether it’s the gold medal target or overall medal target. It’s something we’re still discussing. It’s not a matter that we see as urgent." - RAJA FAISAL / The Star

Malaysia’s SEA Games gold medal target is '50, more or less’

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifty – more or less. That’s the gold medal target set for the Malaysian contingent for next month’s SEA Games in Singapore.

Malaysia's SEA Games chef-de-mission Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria with the national divers at the National Institute of Sport in Bukit Jalil on Friday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/ The STAR

FAM assure teams will not be shortchanged in new TV deal

PETALING JAYA: The M-League sides have been assured they will not be short-changed under the Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP).

No more extension on Chong Wei's doping case hearing

KUALA LUMPUR: The case has dragged on long enough. And there will be no more extension to the date for the hearing of world No. 2 Lee Chong Wei’s doping case.

A Frost-y meeting to cool things down in BAM

KUALA LUMPUR: A meeting between Denmark’s Morten Frost Hansen and some of the disgruntled Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaches at the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold in Kuching next week is expected to cool things a little.

Denmark's Morten Frost Hansen (right) will start work as technical director for BAM only in March.

BAM: Please be patient with us

KUALA LUMPUR: Please be patient – that’s the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) message to the national shuttlers.

BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria (right) during a press conference on Lee Chong Wei's doping case in November. - Filepic

No Chong Wei, No Malaysian in Superseries Finals

For the first time ever, Malaysia will not have any representatives at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai from Dec 17-21.

And the wait continues for Chong Wei ...

KUALA LUMPUR: The waiting game continues. World No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei will have to wait longer to know his fate as the hearing of his failed dope test can only take place after Dec 8.

Lee Chong Wei faces a two-year ban after failing a dope test. His urine sample showed traces of banned substance dexamethasone at the World Championships in Copenhagen on Aug 30.

BWF suspends Chong Wei, no date yet for hearing

PETALING JAYA: It has been a little overdue but the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has finally revealed world No.1 Lee Chong Wei as the player who failed a dope test.

Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended by the BWF for a doping violation on Tuesday. - BERNAMA