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Say what 21 Dec 2013 | 7:30 AM Premium

When hosts maximise chances of gold medals

When Singapore, host of the 2015 SEA Games, released its tentative list of 30 sports, there was a furore in the Malaysian camp. What's all the fuss about when every host does the same?

Diving 20 Dec 2013 | 7:02 PM Premium

Wendy-Jun Hoong bag 3m springboard synchro gold (updated)

NAYPYITAW: Wendy Ng partnered Cheong Jun Hoong to maintain Malaysia’s perfect record in diving with their win in the women’s 3m springboard synchro final at the Wunna Theikdi Aquatic Centre here.

Diving 20 Dec 2013 | 5:20 PM Premium

Tze Liang-Amsyar take synchro 3m springboard gold (updated)

NAYPYITAW: A diver who was once almost dropped from the training programme came good to win at the SEA Games for the first time as Malaysia continued their golden splash at the Wunna Theikdi Aquatic Centre here.

Other Sport 20 Dec 2013 | 4:51 PM Premium

Table tennis: Gonzales displays true grit to make it to semis

NAYPYITAW: Old-timer Richard Gonzales of the Philippines continues to show that age is just a number and what matters most is the heart of a champion.

Athletics 20 Dec 2013 | 2:02 PM Premium

Bad report card for athletics at SEA Games

NAYPYITAW: Thailand have shown progress in the track and field competition by winning 17 golds and breaking five SEA Games records to become overall champions for a record eight consecutive time.

Athletics 20 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM Premium

Discus thrower Irfan aiming for world meet podium finish

NAYPYITAW: Burly Mohd Irfan Shamsuddin is eyeing a medal in the boys’ discus event at next year’s World Junior Championships in Oregon, United States, after his golden debut here.

Say what 20 Dec 2013 | 7:30 AM Premium

Security at SEA Games must be improved on

WHEN Myanmar was announced as the host of SEA Games after a 44-year lapse, doubts were raised whether they would be able to handle the biennial competition.

Football 19 Dec 2013 | 10:44 PM Premium

Irfan: Indonesia studied our game well

NAYPYITAW: Despair was written all over national Under-23 skipper Mohd Irfan Fazail’s face when he stopped to talk to the media after his team crashed out of the SEA Games semi-finals, failing in their bid to defend the gold medal.

Football 19 Dec 2013 | 10:08 PM Premium

Manahati at the heart of Indonesia's win

NAYPYITAW: Indonesia's defensive lynchpin Manahati Lestusen is glad that he answered his country’s call to help the football team try to win the SEA Games gold medal.