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Hammer thrower Jackie Wong first national athlete tested positive for COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer is the first national athlete to test positive for COVID-19, according to the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF). Its president, Datuk SM Muthu today said the national record holder was confirmed positive

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COVID-19: Temporary closure of facilities visited by hammer thrower

KUALA LUMPUR: All athletes, coaches and officials who came into close contact with national hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer, who tested positive for COVID-19, will be quarantined for 14 days in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Youth

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COVID-19: Malaysia Junior Hockey League called off

KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has been postponed due to COVID-19. The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) announced yesterday that the new dates for the preliminary rounds of the men’s Division One and Two categories of the MJHL,

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COVID-19: Athlete preparation for Olympics in a limbo – Reezal

KEPALA BATAS: The preparation of national athletes has been affected by the cancellation and postponement of sport championships both locally and abroad following the COVID-19 outbreak. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said so far 12 Malaysian athletes have

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Zii Jia’s All England run ends in semis

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia’s journey in the 2020 All-England has come to an end after he was eliminated in the semi-finals yesterday.  The world number 13 fought tooth and nail before going down 21-17, 13-21, 19-21 to

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COVID-19: Youth and Sports Ministry instructs postponement, cancellation of events

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry has instructed that all gatherings, programmes and events it has organised or approved, as well as those undertaken by its agencies, be postponed or cancelled until April 30, in an effort to help contain

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COVID-19: Decision on SUKMA 2020 next week – Hafiz

JOHOR BAHRU: The Sukma Supreme Committee is expected to decide at a meeting next week whether Sukma (Malaysia Games) 2020 scheduled for July in Johor will be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. Johor Tourism, Youth and Sports Committee chairman

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MotoGP shifts Argentina race to November

BUENOS AIRES: The MotoGP Argentina race has been postponed by seven months as organisers continue to delay the start of the season because of the coronavirus, reported Xinhua news agency. The event, which had been scheduled for April 17 to

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JDT temporarily halts ticket sales for Super League match

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has decided to stop selling tickets for the upcoming Super League match against Felda United at Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri, tomorrow. JDT honorary secretary, Captain Mohd Anizam Jamian in the latest entry on the

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MPC to send letter protesting postponement of ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Paralympic Council (MPC) will send a protest letter to the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) next week regarding host nation the Philippines’ reported decision to postpone the 2020 ASEAN Para Games (APG) from March 20-26 to May 26-June 2.   Its president Datuk Seri

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