The European Championship isn’t about 22 men chasing after a ball – but the connection it has with the billions of fans worldwide. And the memories leave a lasting impression, decades on.
Multiple shots have been fired, yet Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF) officials tasked with safeguarding the national athletes and the athletics scene seem to be stuck at the starting blocks and comfortable being placed in such an awkward position.
Tunku Ismail Ibrahim made Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) a much-feared team in the region, but it must be noted that his time as Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president saw failures on the field. It remains to be seen if the national body will cave in to his request of managing the national team.
Coaches must be given priority to accompany athletes to major competitions, especially for something as big as the Olympics.
A loose coalition of private gymnasium operators in Malaysia urges the government to reclassify the industry as an essential service and prioritise the reopening of the sector soon.
Malaysia Athletics Federation president Datuk S.M. Muthu downplays recent spat between national discus thrower Irfan Shamsuddin and general manager Anthony Samy, insisting there’s “no problem” between the two.
Football is a sport loved by all, regardless gender and economic standing. But in Singapore, only those who can afford it will be able to catch the biggest tournaments – like the European Championships – in the comfort of their own homes, writes Singapore-based football event organiser, Rasvinder Singh.
The future of Southeast Asian football is headed for exciting times as the region has in its midst some electrifying attacking talent, writes former international Serbegeth ‘Shebby’ Singh.
Hockey icon William Fidelis, who died yesterday, coached countless national players, including Olympians. What many do not know was that he was also a good cook. His nephew, Twentytwo13’s executive editor Graig Nunis pays tribute to the 87-year-old.
National Sports Council athletes division director Jefri Ngadirin says coaches, not officials, should accompany athletes to the Olympics as the Malaysia Athletics Federation plans to send an official to join high jumper Lee Hup Wei to Tokyo.
No stranger to controversy, Nafis Abdullah and R. Rueben Thevandran, better known as Botak and Burn, promise something different in Astro Arena’s Euro 2020 coverage.
Shareh Nasrullah has been living with uncertainty for close to a year following the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled the local sports industry. The personal trainer and martial artist now wants to change the way people view sports.
Singaporean Rasvinder Singh is a long-time supporter of Malaysian football. He says Singapore used naturalised players for short-term glory and adds Harimau Malaya should be represented by those with Malaysian blood.