A complete lockdown and strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) did not stop the team at UiTM Shah Alam from completing their mission of producing a fresh take on a traditional design for the Malaysian contingent’s attire that was donned during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics yesterday.
It has been an extraordinary start to Tokyo 2020, with little attention paid towards the Summer Games, compared to previous editions. A podium finish by the national athletes in Japan will surely put a smile on the faces of Malaysians – albeit temporarily.
The years of sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears would all come to nought if an athlete does not start at the Olympics. Merely showing up at the showpiece event, or even coming on as a substitute, is not enough to be bestowed the ultimate recognition of being an Olympian, writes Devinder Singh.
Penang-born and raised Khoo Hooi Hye was in Paris for the 1924 Olympics as a member of a four-man delegation – all tennis players – representing China. That may make him the first Malayan to appear at the Summer Games, three decades before the country sent a contingent to Melbourne in 1956.
Kamarul Akhir has been part of major multi-sports events but says the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be challenging due to the travel restrictions brought on by Covid-19.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican hopes Malaysians will give 100 per cent support to national athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics after announcing a three-medal target for them. Also in our news highlights today, Malaysia records 10,972 new Covid-19 cases and new SOPs for fully vaccinated individuals will be revealed after Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
When exercising, many overlook a yoga mat – or sometimes described as an exercise mat. These mats offer protection and help prevent fatigue on bones and joints.
Singapore-based Rasvinder Singh writes about the grassroots football scene in Singapore, pre-Covid-19, and wonders if the same is true in Malaysia, and if it will ever return.
The facilities and potential services that can be offered in and around the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil make the location an ideal sports hub, says Malaysia Stadium Corporation CFO Mazlan Ami.
A youth leader has called on the Youth and Sports Ministry to shed the traditional ways of announcing programmes, adding that communication for such initiatives should be clear, direct and provide real solutions.
Azizulhasni Awang will unveil the final version of the WXR Vorteq bicycle at the Tokyo Olympics later this month, saying he is in the best shape of his life as he aims for the elusive gold medal.
National athletes bound for Tokyo get a taste of ‘the new normal’ as they prepare for the Summer Games, which is already shaping up to be a ‘different’ iteration of the world’s greatest sporting event.
The BA of Malaysia (BAM) has remained quiet about the status of its patron, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. While little is heard of the former deputy prime minister, it has not stopped the national body from securing sponsors.