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Cash incentives for Filipinos to bring back medals

How much is an Olympic gold medal worth? If you are an athlete from the Philippines it could be in excess of 10 million pesos (US$178,000).

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Torch run in Athens will be refreshing for Wong , says Misbun

National singles chief coach Misbun Sidek is not concerned at all over the absence of top singles shuttler Wong Choong Hann, who left for Athens on Wednesday night for a week-long activity to carry the Olympic torch with other Malaysian sport heroes on the island of Crete.

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World champion dropped from team to Athens Olympics

China have dropped reigning world champion Xia Xuanze from the squad to the Athens Olympic Games.

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South Korea coach Bonfrere recalls Dong-gook

New South Korea coach Jo Bonfrere named his 22-man Asian Cup squad Thursday, hoping to cure a chronic lack of firepower by recalling the top scorer in the tournament four years ago.

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Incentive scheme to benefit OCM's athlete fund

Besides their grinding training sessions, the Athens Olympics-bound athletes have also been kept busy with promotions activities over the last two days. But it was all made worthwhile when Samsung announced two big contributions to the Malaysian contingent Thursday.

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Teenager Wie the only amateur in elite 20-player field

Michelle Wie, who turned 15 on Monday, will join all four major winners, Annika Sorenstam, Meg Mallon, Grace Park, and Karen Stupples at this week#8217;s Samsung World Championship.

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Record-setting Grace grabs two-stroke lead

South Korea's Grace Park grabbed the first-round lead in the LPGA Samsung World Championship on Thursday with a tournament-record 62.

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Confident Grace extends lead to four shots

Grace Park followed up her 10-under-par 62 with a five-under 67 on Friday to seize a four-shot lead after two rounds of the US$850,000 Samsung World Championship.

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Swede win for Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam erased a three-shot deficit and cashed in on a breakdown by Grace Park to win the US$825,000 Samsung World Championship by three strokes on Sunday.

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A richly rewarding season for Sorenstam

Swedish superstar Annika Sorenstam, who surged past South Korean Grace Park to win the Samsung World Championship on Sunday, has surpassed the US$2mil mark in earnings for the fourth straight season.