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A need for more quality in top sports, not just quantity in medals

MALAYSIA have met their gold target at the SEA Games but it will be scant consolation. We can only look on with envy as the little red dot down south looks set for a top three finish in the overall medals tally.

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Indonesia riding back into the limelight at idyllic Lombok

THIS coming week will be a highly anticipated one for the madly passionate Indonesian bike enthusiasts as their nation is back as a MotoGP host again after 25 years.

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Poor decisions can lead diving to plunge deeper into a sink hole

CHINA and Malaysia were conspicuously missing from the list of entries for the World Junior Diving championships, which started yesterday in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Can Malaysia emulate Dubai in becoming destination for sporting events?

WHAT is it that makes Dubai the destination for high profile international sporting events?The desert city in the United Arab Emirates is hosting more than 20 top international events this month alone.

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Sponsors aplenty for marketable athletes but sadly none racing to Hafizh’s help

IT is just fascinating to follow the unlimited potential young tennis player Emma Raducanu has unleashed with her stunning US Open triumph recently.

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Athletes’ sporting spirit still going viral on world stage despite pandemic

THE great Nelson Mandela once said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”

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Athletes must learn to adapt with control order rulings to succeed

LET us spare a thought for the athletes who are again forced to go into seclusion or have to forgo training due to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide.

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Malaysian riders finding it tough to stay competitive at highest level

MOTORSPORTS is a cruel and brutal sport.Our riders Hafizh Syahrin and Khairul Idham Pawi will find out soon enough if they don’t buck up. If they fail to get back on track, there is a huge possibility no Malaysian will feature in the MotoGP world championship next season.

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Politicians step aside – give way to former athletes to run sports bodies

SYED Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman had wanted to stop politicians, especially Members of Parliament, to refrain from accepting any appointments to lead sports associations in the country when he was serving as the Youth and Sports Minister back in 2018.

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Fans bring most sporting events to life

ATHLETES feed off the roar from the stands.

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Superheroes don’t wear capes, they ride bikes

MOST journalists get smiling welcomes to events they are covering. Not so in motor-sports. Instead, they have to sign an indemnity and waiver form first.

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