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Tokyo Olympics may be postponed – Japan Organising Committee Board

MOSCOW: The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo may be postponed by one to two years because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Sputnik news quoted the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report citing Japanese organising committee board member Haruyuki Takahashi. “I don’t think

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COVID-19: MAF proposes more local meets

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) is proposing to increase the number of locaI meets as an alternative for national athletes to remain competitive. MAF deputy president, Datuk Mumtaz Jaafar said the move was to ensure the performance of national athletes

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No instruction to postpone SUKMA in Johor over COVID-19

KUANTAN: The Johor state government has yet to receive any application or instruction to change the date of the 20th Malaysia Games (SUKMA) scheduled for July over COVID-19 infection. Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad noted that so far the National Sports Council (NSC) has not indicated the

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Special track bicycle to realise first Olympic gold dream

KUALA LUMPUR: National track cyclists would be using a special bicycle in the race to clinch the country’s first Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games from July 24 to Aug 9. The bicycle which is specially designed to

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2020 Asian Beach Games to be held as planned in Sanya, China

KUALA LUMPUR: The sixth edition of the Asian Beach Games will be held as planned in Sanya City, Hainan province in China at the end of this year. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) director-general, Husain Al-Musallam said, they had been

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Malaysian athletes dominate 5th Labuan Duathlon 2020

LABUAN: Malaysian athletes dominated the podium at the 5th Labuan Duathlon (LDU) by winning four of the six categories yesterday. Thirty-two-year-old army personnel (ATM Melaka) Mohd Feldarus Abdul Rahman, who is from Miri, won the men’s Open title while his base camp mate Mohd

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COVID-19: FIFA, AFC looking into postponing second round of Asian/World Cup Qualifiers

KUALA LUMPUR: FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation are looking into postponing the second round of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers campaign due to the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. “FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation

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No more league matches at National Stadium – MFL

KUALA LUMPUR: Saturday’s Super League clash between Selangor and Perak will be the last time that the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil will be used for any M-League matches this season. Malaysian Football League (MFL) chief executive officer Datuk Ab

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Malaysia to have two cyclists at Tokyo Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will have two track cyclists at the Tokyo Olympics this year after finishing among the top eight best teams in the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) ranking list. Based on the latest UCI ranking, issued on their website www.uci.org, Malaysia

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Azizul aims for gold in Tokyo Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: National track cycling ace Mohd Azizulhasni Awang will have two bites at the cherry as he goes for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July. Having already qualified for the keirin event, ‘Pocket Rocketman’ Azizul is now assured of

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