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Other Sport 23 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

NY begins Olympic pitch

Stressing diversity and a lasting legacy, New York bid officials were pleased with Monday's launch of a US$3mil charm offensive they hope will bring the 2012 Olympics to the 'Big Apple'.

Other Sport 18 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Coe promises best Games ever in London

Sebastian Coe promised here on Wednesday London would stage the 'best Games ever' as the visiting International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission began its formal inspection of the British capital's bid to stage the 2012 event.

Other Sport 16 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Carraro re-elected as Italian soccer president

Franco Carraro was re-elected as president of the Italian soccer federation on Monday, but he must turn the job over to the current vice president in less than two years.

Other Sport 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

FINA makes U-turn, Montreal to host c'ships

Montreal was confirmed on Thursday as the venue for the 2005 world swimming championships a month after the Canadian city lost the championships due to financial concerns.

Other Sport 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Madrid's mayor says separatists trying to derail 2012 bid

Madrid's mayor accused ETA, armed Basque separatist group, yesterday of trying to derail his city's bid for the 2012 Olympics, a day after the Basque separatist group detonated a car bomb near Madrid's main convention centre.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Chief of troubled world meet found dead

The head of Montreal#8217;s troubled World Aquatic Championships, Yvon DesRochers, was found dead of gun shot wounds in his car on Wednesday, the victim of an apparent suicide. He was 59.

Other Sport 02 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Montreal plan to win back job to host world championships

The mayor of Montreal emerged from talks at swimming's ruling body FINA here on Monday hopeful that his city could after all stage the world championships taken away from them due to financial concerns.

Other Sport 22 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Montreal to fight FINA in bid to keep world championships

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay is refusing to accept the International Swimming Federation#8217;s (FINA) decision to drop the city as world championship hosts and will fight to get the event back.

Other Sport 16 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

An old hand at the top

He is a man widely associated with sports, having served in badminton, football and cycling federations. Tan Sri Elyas Omar, who was Kuala Lumpur mayor for 12 years, seems to have all the credentials needed for the ideal Sports Commissioner. The former BAM president talks to S. RAMAGURU about the tasks ahead.

Other Sport 13 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hosts Guangzhou to spend RM91.2bil on infrastructure for 2010 Asian Games

China#8217;s booming southern metropolis of Guangzhou is planning to spend some 200bil yuan (RM91.2bil) on infrastructure in the run-up to the 2010 Asian Games, state press said Wednesday.