We speak to household names in the Malaysian sports scene – Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Datuk Ong Kim Swee and Datuk Sieh Kok Chi – as they share their predictions for the Year of the Rat ahead of Chinese New Year tomorrow.
Infighting, self-absorbed ambitions and often drunk in their own egos, calls to crack the whip should extend to sports officials across the board – from the national sports associations to the National Sports Council – who contributed to the false hopes at the recent 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is trying very hard to prove his worth but the youngest Malaysian minister seems to be failing at most of his attempts.
Legendary footballer Datuk Santokh Singh says initiatives like getting former athletes to visit schools regularly and play advisory roles in clubs will further spur interest in sports.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei willing to be sparring partner for national players to help them earn qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after announcing the end of his glittering 19-year career. He will also be Chef de Mission for the Tokyo Games.
Organised crime in sports remains problematic with illicit networks actively involved in doping, match-fixing, money-laundering and blackmail, enabling them to exploit and compromise officials, says former US diplomat David M. Luna. He urges stakeholders to expand international cooperation to bring these criminals to book.
Youth and Sports Ministry programmes are nothing new as inexperience minister and his team do not seem to be open and receptive to views.
Following national high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa’s forthright take yesterday on the state of athletics in Malaysia, a group of former stars are inspired to take the bull by the horns and make a difference.
Meeting with National Sports Council and National Sports Institute representatives leaves national athletes with more questions than answers.
We welcome Tan Sri Tony Fernandes as the new Malaysia Stadium Corporation chairman in a fun and witty fashion and hope he will improve its operations and finances.
Get off your couch and start training as we want you to be part of our ‘Sila Lari, Jangan Duduk’ Fun Run 2018 on Nov 4, 2018.
Former Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) honorary secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi reveals series of work that won Kuala Lumpur the right to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Podium Programme director Tim Newenham says time is right to leave as he hopes for focus and purity in Malaysia’s mission to achieve sporting excellence.