Monday, July 4, 2022

athletes

Probe after Japanese students given hand sanitiser instead of water during race

Yamanashi's high school sport federation says the sanitiser had been stored in an unlabelled plastic bottle alongside those containing drinking water in a cardboard box.

From water girl to national mountain biker for young Orang Asli woman

Nia Vanessa Suhana is determined to prove her detractors wrong by continuing to succeed not only as an athlete, but in her studies as well.

US sending large, experienced team to reclaim share of medals in Beijing

The US fell far short of their medals target four years ago, bringing back 23, the fewest they have claimed since the 1998 Nagano Games.

Pushing through fears and diving past the impossible

Although physically limited, three young people are determined to prove to themselves and society that they are more than their disability.

Behind Malaysia’s Paralympic success

Sports analyst Dr Pekan Ramli says Malaysia's management of its Paralympic athletes is one of the best in Asia.

Tokyo Olympics organisers investigating athletes for boozing together

Athletes are permitted to drink alcohol only in their rooms and only if they are alone, as a precaution against Covid-19.

First athletes positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo Olympic Village

The cases will heighten concerns over the Olympics, which are facing opposition in Japan over fears they will bring new cases to a country already battling a surge in infections.

Japan pledges safe Olympics, medical experts aren’t so sure

Organisers point to the success of other sports events during the pandemic, but experts note the Olympics will be on an entirely different scale.

Nicol David voted World Games greatest athlete of all time

The eight-time world champion for squash was also the only Asian candidate in the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time poll.

Less contact, short trips: virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

Officials have issued a 54-page report outlining how they believe the Games can go ahead, even if the pandemic is not under control by the new start date of July 2021.

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