Olimpik Tokyo: Chong Wei Ingin Tuntut Ilmu Dari Norza

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Lee Chong Wei mahu menuntut ilmu daripada Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria bagi mempersiapkan dirinya sebagai ketua kontinjen Malaysia ke Sukan Olimpik Tokyo. Bekas jaguh badminton negara itu, berkata banyak yang boleh dipelajarinya daripada Norza berdasarkan pengalaman beliau sebagai Presiden Majlis Olimpik Malaysia (MOM) dan Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM) selain pernah menjadi ketua kontinjen negara ke Sukan SEA 2015 di Singapura. “Saya akui memang saya tiada pengalaman sebagai ketua kontinjen. Dulu saya atlet sepenuh masa tetapi selepas setahun bersara dilantik sebagai ketua kontinjen ke Olimpik. “Sudah pasti…

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Blow for Bundesliga plans as Dynamo Dresden squad put in quarantine

Germany’s plans to restart competitive soccer on May 16 suffered an early setback after the entire team of second tier Dynamo Dresden were placed in a two-week quarantine following two positive coronavirus tests. The Bundesliga 2 club announced on their website that tests taken on Friday had revealed two new positive cases and local health authorities had ordered the team into quarantine. “After an intensive analysis of the situation, the health authority in Dresden… decided on Saturday that the entire second division squad, including the coaching and support team, must…

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Shuttling back home

Malaysia’s top badminton shuttlers are all likely to be back “at home” after Hari Raya. And, obviously, they are all smiles about it. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have announced that they will invite the independent shuttlers who are “most likely to qualify” for next year’s Tokyo Olympics to join the national team in training twice a week, starting from July 15. They can even train at the Academy Badminton Malaysia on a full-time basis once they secure their qualification. The mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh…

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MFL agree over five substitutes ruling

THE Malaysian Football League (MFL) have given the thumbs-up to allow teams to use five substitutes when play resumes amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) said they had agreed to a proposal by Fifa for a temporary change to the rules “to protect player welfare.” However, to avoid disruption to the game, each team will only have three opportunities to make substitutions. Substitutions may also be made at half-time. The M-League is expected to restart in September with the Super League and the Premier League, followed…

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Debt-ridden Red Warriors need your money

A DEBT-RIDDEN Kelantan have no money to settle former player Cassio de Jesus’ salary arrears of RM629,620.28 by the end of this month. The Premier League team are now hoping that their supporters will dip into their own pockets to save them from being sanctioned by Fifa. In a statement, the Kelantan FA (Kafa) disclosed that the world body, on April 23, had given them 30 days to settle the debt or risk sanctions, which include points’ deduction and fines. The Red Warriors have also been barred from signing players…

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