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Common sense prevails ­– with millions of ringgit saved

COMMON sense has finally ­­prevailed — the government has decided that hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games does not make sense for Malaysia, no thanks to the astronomical costs and a tight timeline.Already Victoria, which won the bid to host the Games, withdrew last year citing escalating costs which may reach up to A$7bil (RM21.7bil).

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Where are the local companies in helping our athletes?

THERE’S additional drive for our athletes who will be taking part in the Paris Olympics – an automative company has expressed its interest in giving a car to those who make it to the podium.

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Struggle is real as divers rue lost chances for Olympics

IT HAS been an embarrassing World Championships outing for Malaysia as their reputation as an Asian diving powerhouse has been ripped apart. Malaysia will come back with their worst ever performance at the world championships with no women going to the Olympics for the first time in 24 years and no representation in the synchro events.

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How India have evolved in sports to challenge China at Asia

INDIA want to be next world sporting power from Asia to rival China soon.

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When poor public speaking, not athletes’ smashing show, takes spotlight

WINNING back-to-back titles is a rare occurrence in Malaysian badminton even though they are small tournaments.

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Keep pocket bike prodigy Qabil on the right track as there’s still a long ride ahead

“It must be something in the water back there that makes them different from the others.”

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May the force be with the Asians as they’re dominating women’s golf

THE crowd turnout at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) was surprisingly very good for a working day. There were eager golf fans of all ages following the star players who were in KL for the Maybank Championship.

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Squash anxiously awaits monumental day after years of fighting for Olympics spot

IT was an announcement that got the squash community all abuzz. After more than two decades of persistent lobbying, squash may finally get to make its long awaited debut in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

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2018 Asiad feat of seven golds will be hard for contingent to match in Hangzhou

THE Malaysian contingent go into the Hangzhou Asian Games later this month with a tough act to follow – matching the performance of the previous edition hosted by Indonesia back in 2018.

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Appointments of former greats can undo damage in diving

THERE should be a new technical director in place for the national diving set-up before the divers leave for the Hangzhou Asian Games assignment end of next month.

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Shoorendran gets rare help to ride on but sad demise for Sapura

IT was certainly music to my ears when I received a wonderful message from S. Nageswaran, the dad to equestrian rider Shoorendran.

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Cast your votes wisely, MS affiliates, and don’t let the sport sink further

CHOOSE wisely. That will be my plea as affiliates from the Malaysia Swimming Federation (MS) gather today in Kuala Lumpur to decide who will be part of the committee for the next term 2023-2025.

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