Team Singapore: Archer Contessa Loh, shuttler Loh Kean Yew, among new spexScholarship recipients

SINGAPORE – Nineteen athletes from eight sports and two para sports received the Sports Excellence Scholarship (spexScholarship) on Wednesday (March 20) evening from Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, at the Celebrate What’s Right event at the Swissotel The Stamford. The new faces bring the total number of spexScholars to 73 across 15 sports and seven para sports […]

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Para-sports: Ground-up initiative PlayBuddy more than just a disability sports programme

SINGAPORE – In 2012, Dr Teoh Chin Sim reached a turning point in her life. She was at the Paralympics for the first time, as Team Singapore’s chief medical officer for the London Games. And the experience proved to be insightful. Over 19 days, she mingled with more than 4,000 para-athletes, and was once among a few able-bodied individuals in […]

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Fitness: New functional fitness class among array of Singapore Sports Hub programmes

SINGAPORE – Cynthia Gan used to attend fitness classes thrice a week. After becoming a full-time housewife 10 years ago, she tried exercising at home but found herself getting distracted by household chores. “At home, it’s purely your determination and you’re affected by many other commitments,” the 35-year-old told The Sunday Times. Last week, after a 10-year break, she attended […]

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Boxing: Ridhwan announces shock retirement, sparks confusion ahead of March WBC title bout

SINGAPORE – The Republic’s top professional boxer Muhamad Ridhwan is scheduled for a big fight on March 29 at home – the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver featherweight title bout against Namibian Paulus Ambunda – but the 31-year-old caused a stir on social media on Friday (Jan 11) with a post on his Facebook page announcing his retirement. The post […]

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