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KL Olympics - is it just a pipe dream?

With Japan winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympics, the next earliest date for another Asian country to host the Games is almost two decades away. Will Malaysia be ready to host the Olympics or other major sports events like the World Cup by then? Our sports writers and senior sports officials in the country share their views.

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North Korea urged to join ‘peace’ Olympics in South

Pyeongchang: South Korea’s Winter Olympics head organiser has appealed to the nuclear-armed North, which remains technically at war with his country and boycotted the 1988 Seoul Games, to join in a “peace” Olympics next year.


Special Olympics International impressed with Malaysia's preparations for football event

PREPARATIONS for the Special Olympics Unified Football World Cup Malaysia 2014 (SOUFWC) have gained momentum after organisers received positive feedback from Special Olympics International (SOI) recently.


Best Olympics ever

PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has praised Malaysia’s Olympics conti­ngent for its best ever performance at the Rio Games.


Kuching Special Olympics to climb Mount Serapi to raise funds

KUCHING: The Special Olympics Sarawak Kuching Chapter plans to climb Mount Serapi on Aug 31 in a fundraising event bringing together members, volunteers and the public.


Unity's the word for the Special Olympics World Cup

THE inaugural Special Olympics Unified Football World Cup 2014 (SOUFWC), from Nov 2 to Nov 15, has unveiled a logo with unique typography in Kuala Lumpur.

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Summer blossoms studied for Tokyo Olympics

SCIENTISTS are studying flowers that can bloom at the peak of summer when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.


Penang rewards Rio Olympics medallists

GEORGE TOWN: The state government gave out RM275,000 to three badminton players who won silver medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Athletes excited to represent state at Special Olympics

THERE was excitement in the air as athletes from Perak gathered at Sekolah Semangat Maju in Ipoh for their trip to Terengganu for the Special Olympics Malaysia 2014.

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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.