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Other Sport 11 Mar 2016 | 10:06 PM

For Muslim-American fencer, Olympic goal extends beyond medals

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. fencing powerhouse Ibtihaj Muhammad is no stranger to sabre rattling, so when the Muslim-American athlete heard Donald Trump threaten to ban Muslims from U.S. shores, it only steeled her resolve to return home with a medal from the Rio Olympics.

Motorsport 18 Nov 2014 | 5:53 PM

Formula E Championship returns to Putrajaya

PETALING JAYA: After a thrilling season-opener on the streets of Beijing, the FIA Formula E Championship returns for its second race in Putrajaya on Saturday.

Other Sport 31 Oct 2013 | 2:32 PM

Insight - Putin targets Dagestan insurgents as Olympics loom

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ahead of the Sochi Olympics in February, Russia is taking saliva samples from religiously conservative Muslim women, according to locals in the North Caucasus, gathering DNA so authorities can identify the body parts if any become suicide bombers.

Football 09 Aug 2013 | 11:27 PM

Teens say Munich stint will boost confidence

MALAYSIANS S. Thipanraj, Farid Ashraf Kamaruzaman and Mohd Syawal Rosman, all 16, reckons that their stint at the Allianz Junior Football Camp with Bayern Munich in Germany has been an eye-opener.

Other Sport 16 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Olympics: TV-friendly squash right for Games, says president

PARIS: Squash's evolution as a TV-friendly sport, played against some of the world's most dramatic backdrops, should serve it well in its bid to become an Olympic sport in 2020, its federation president told AFP on Friday.

Other Sport 28 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Khairul Fahmi weds Nur Eilunie

TUMPAT: National goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, 23, has ended his bachelorhood after tying the knot with model and entrepreneur Nur Eilunie Natasha Nazri, 21.

Other Sport 30 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian F1 GP on course to drawing 100,000 spectators

KUALA LUMPUR: The Petronas Malaysia F1 Grand Prix is on course to meet a target of 100,000 spectators for the event scheduled for April 8-10.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Delhi event in crisis as bridge collapses

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Common­wealth Games were plunged into crisis yesterday 12 days from the start after the athletes' village was described as 'uninhabitable' and a footbridge collapsed at the main stadium.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hooper: Residential towers not fit for occupation

NEW DELHI: New controversy engulfed India's Commonwealth Games yesterday with warnings that the event was in peril with just a fortnight to go owing to filthy, unfinished accommodation for athletes.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Australian discus world champ pulls out of Delhi Games

SYDNEY: Australian discus world champion Dani Samuels has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi next month because of security and health concerns, her coach was quoted as saying by i>Australian Associated Press/iyesterday.