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Football 30 Apr 2014 | 4:22 AM

Rio Olympic preparations "worst" ever - Coates

RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games "the worst" he has ever seen and critically behind schedule.

Football 29 Apr 2014 | 3:42 PM

Rio's Olympic preparations 'worst', says IOC's Coates

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio Games "the worst" in his experience and critically behind schedule, but warned there was no "plan B" to find another host.

Swimming 06 Oct 2013 | 3:27 PM

2,000 swimmers cross Hong Kong harbour in gruelling race

HONG KONG (AFP): Two thousand swimmers took to one of the world's busiest waterways in Hong Kong on Sunday to compete in a gruelling cross-harbour contest that traces its roots back more than a century.

Other Sport 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cyclists give rousing show in UCI Asia Tour season-opener

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian cyclists did well in the season-opener of the UCI Asia Tour (2012-2013) when three riders stepped on the podium of the just-concluded Tour of Hainan on Sunday.

Other Sport 21 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

1800 brave Hong Kong harbour swim

HONG KONG: Some 1800 swimmers braved Hong Kong's choppy waters on Sunday to compete in the challenging annual harbour race across one of the world's most famous and busiest waterways.

Other Sport 20 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

FINA opts for safer open water program at worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): Open water races at the world championships will start earlier in the day in cooler, safer conditions following the death of American swimmer Fran Crippen in the United Arab Emirates last year.

Other Sport 29 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shah Alam may lose host job due to pool’s poor water quality

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) are contemplating replacing Shah Alam as hosts for the Malaysian Open championships because of persistent problems with the water quality of the pool in the Darul Ehsan Aquatics Centre.

Other Sport 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

National schools events over but poor organisation mars athletes’ performances

The national schools (MSSM) sports events have been completed and poor organisations continued to stand out like a sore thumb.