Obscure sports should be axed, say Thais

    BANGKOK: The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games needs to ditch its roster of obscure regional sports and focus solely on Olympic disciplines, Thai officials have urged. With the Games’ 28th edition set to open in Singapore on Friday, the officials said... more »

    Blatter resigns as FIFA president

    The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected on Friday, said a special congress would be called as soon as possible to elect a successor. Blatter said that the scandal-tainted FIFA needs “profound reconstruction” and that... more »

    Moment of truth for Malaysian sports

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Olympic officials want the country’s national sporting federations to open their books and publicly declare all assets to demonstrate greater transparency in the wake of FIFA’s latest corruption scandal. Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary-general Datuk Sieh... more »

    Police to deploy ‘spies’ at stadium

    Security to be tightened for future football matches KUCHING: The police will attempt to prevent hooliganism and rioting through stricter security checks and deploying ‘spies’ at Sarawak Stadium for future football matches. District police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad said... more »
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