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Other Sport 04 Feb 2016 | 1:05 PM

No travel ban for athletes going to Rio despite Zika health alert

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian athletes need not worry about the Zika virus as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Brazil.

Other Sport 06 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHO advises caution when in South Africa

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) have advised tourists in South Africa to guard against mosquito bites and contact with animals after a Rift Valley Fever outbreak.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Russian way to beat the flu – drink whisky

MOSCOW: Russian fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said on Monday.

Other Sport 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Questions over shuttlers and bowlers, SEABA meet put off

The World Badminton Championships could be the next major sports event to fall prey to the SARS epidemic, even as Malaysia were considering their participation in that event and had pulled out of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship Manila next week.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Food for thought at the Sukma

THE states spent millions of ringgit to prepare their athletes to win medals in the biennial Sukma (Malaysia Games).

Other Sport 01 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Flu puts squad participation in a balance

The national bowling squad's participation in the women's world championships in Las Vegas, beginning at the end of the month, now hangs in the balance because of the spread of the A (H1N1) flu virus.

Diving 12 Feb 2016 | 1:01 PM

Viral outbreak in Brazil won’t put off Pandelela

KUALA LUMPUR: National diver Pandelela Rinong is happy with the safety and health measures taken by the team prior to them leaving for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.

Other Sport 12 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia cancel tournament over flu fears

Malaysia has cancelled an international Under-23 football competition involving Mexico and Brazil because of A(H1Ni) flu fears.

Other Sport 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

NSC to review all trips due to the SARS outbreak and war in Iraq

The National Sports Council (NSC) will review all upcoming overseas trips for the national athletes under the 2006 programme following the outbreak of the deadly and infectious Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the war in Iraq.

Other Sport 17 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

UK envoy hopes Saudi woman will compete at Olympics

RIYADH (Reuters) - Britain's envoy to Saudi Arabia said he had spoken to state officials about the possibility of a Saudi woman competing in the Olympics for the first time in London this summer and hoped it would happen though Riyadh's official team will be all-male.