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Other Sport 06 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Elyas is the new Sports Commissioner

Former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Elyas Omar has been appointed as the new Sports Commissioner, replacing Datuk Zabri Min.

Other Sport 16 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Choong Hann, Durratun named KL's Best Athletes

National shuttler Wong Choong Hann and gymnast Durratun Nasihin Rosli were crowned Kuala Lumpur Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year for 2003 on Tuesday night.

Other Sport 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Porto chairman Jorge questioned in bribery case

The chairman of European champions Porto was questioned on Friday as part of an investigation into alleged attempts to influence referees.

Other Sport 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Troussier favourite to take over as coach of French club

Olympique Marseille will name a new coach before the weekend with former Japan manager Philippe Troussier the favourite to take over.

Other Sport 24 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

F1 to stay at Imola till 2009, says mayor

Italy's Imola circuit will host grands prix for at least another five years, local officials said on Monday after meeting Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Other Sport 06 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beijing sets ‘lucky 8s’ start for 2008 Games

The official opening of the Beijing Olympics has been set for 8pm on Aug 8, 2008, giving a string of four lucky number eights, state media yesterday quoted city mayor Wang Qishan as saying.

Other Sport 03 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vijay’s ride to riches and glory

The mayor wanted a picture with him. The owner of the local National Football League team wanted a word with him. Civic leaders simply wanted to shake his hand.

Other Sport 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beijing Games gets boost from Hong Kong tycoon

Hong Kong's and Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing donated HK$100mil (US$12.8mil) to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the city's top Communist Party official promptly declared him a patriot, local media reported yesterday.

Other Sport 24 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Madrid gets backing in Olympic bid

The Spanish government has agreed to back Madrid's bid to hold the 2012 Olympics to the tune of 833mil Euro (US$1.05bil), allocating over half the money to improving security arrangements.

Other Sport 21 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Organisers told to stop using models as ball-girls

A senior Spanish government official on Tuesday asked the organisers of the Madrid Masters tennis tournament to stop using models as ball-girls, saying it was sexist.