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Business 08 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Athletes may face hardship if they have no retirement plans

FORMER national badminton player and coach Datuk James Selvaraj is very passionate about life after sports. He is especially concerned about what our athletes will do after they are no longer in the limelight.

Business 22 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Athletes quaff no-alcohol beer as sport drink

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Bavarian brewmeister is touting its no-alcohol beer as the latest sport drink for athletes, handing it out at the finish line of sporting events and touting its regenerative benefits.

Business 15 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bankers urged to embrace ethics like Olympic athletes to avoid criticisms

MERVYN King, governor of the Bank of England, has asked bankers to embrace ethics like Olympic athletes. By now, so much scolding and sarcastic remarks have been levelled against bankers that they could be immune already.

Business 19 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Startup creates suit to help athletes of all levels

Inspired by theslogan “Malaysia Boleh”, Sportboleh Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and founder Joseph Dolcetti named his company Sportboleh to mark the ability of sports to transform lives.

Business 29 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ex-adviser to athletes Mary Wong pleads guilty to US$3M fraud

OMAHA, Nebraska: A former financial adviser to American football star Michael Vick and several other National Football League players has pleaded guilty to stealing more than US$3 million from the players in a pyramid scheme.

Business 22 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Do athletes make better doctors?

NEW YORK: It may not be the first quality that most medical residency programs evaluate in their applicants, but a new study suggests past success in team sports could be the best indicator of how well a doctor-in-training will do as a resident.

Business 20 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

China limits use of Olympians' names online

BEIJING (AP) - China has banned the use of its Olympic gold medalists' names as Internet addresses by anyone but the athletes themselves.

Business 04 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Soccer fans, your team is coming after your pocket

LONDON: It's easy to think of sports teams as massive companies: They have huge global exposure, millions of fans, and athletes on eye-popping salaries.

Business 05 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Banking on celebrities

THE strategy of using celebrities - from actors and singers to athletes - as brand ambassadors is popular in Malaysia, but marketers need to realise how to do it effectively and what are the risks.

Business 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Experts: Olympics haven’t delivered significant financial rewards

LONDON: Britains recession-hit economy was unlikely to have won a major boost from the London Olympics that have been a triumph for the nations athletes, analysts say.