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Last chance for Jun Hoong to qualify for Rio Olympics

PETALING JAYA: Diver Cheong Jun Hoong can’t imagine herself not being at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.


Cycling: Wiggins to return to track for Olympics

LONDON: Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is planning a return to the track ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, he told a British newspaper in an interview published Monday.

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Farmers swap sheep for skis ahead of Olympics

Beijing: It may be hot outside but that doesn’t stop doctors and former shepherds on skis snowploughing on giant white treadmills on the outskirts of Beijing – part of the battalions of workers learning the sport ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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National players to help train students for 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

THE Malaysian Cricket Association will put a number of national cricket players on a special task to train 30 intellectually disabled students from SMK Batu Muda as they aim to qualify for a slot to compete at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

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Final stage the toughest for Olympics 2024 bid leader Paris

PARIS: Paris is the hot favourite to win the right to host the 2024 Olympics Games but, having fallen at the final hurdle before, knows the hardest part is yet to come – convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its bid is the strongest.


MCA praises Rio Olympics team for uniting Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Rio Olympics medallists were treated by MCA to a sumptuous dinner in appreciation of their success and role in bringing the people together.


Chong Wei tipped to be Malaysian flag bearer at Rio Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR; The path is clear for shuttler Lee Chong Wei to be Malaysia’s flag-bearer in the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Malaysian weightlifter to feature in Rio Olympics

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will be represented in weightlifting at the Olympics for the first time since Beijing in 2008.


Final two chances for Fatehah to make Rio Olympics

PETALING JAYA: It’s crunch time for Malaysian track cyclist Fatehah Mustapa. She needs to rise to the occasion in her next two competitions if she wants to make it to the Rio Olympics.


Olympics organisers to raise US$398mil from sale of 2016 merchandise

RIO DE JANEIRO: Olympics Organisers hope to raise 1 billion reais (US$398 million) in retail sales from Rio 2016 branded merchandise.