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Don’t Be Overly Sensitive Over Schooling’s Remarks – KJ

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged Malaysians not to be over sensitive over the “teaching them a thing or two” remarks attributed to Singapore’s Olympic champion swimmer Joseph Schooling. Khairy said that Malaysians needed to share the excitement and honour of Schooling being the sole Olympic gold medallist…

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Bye Olympics: Soon It’ll Be Too Hot For Most Countries To Host The Games

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Now that the Rio Games is over and we are looking forward to the next Olympics, here is a sobering thought. In 70 years, most cities in the Northern Hemisphere will be unfit to host the summer Olympics due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, according to a medical journal’s findings published this week.…

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Olympics: Ahmad Amsyar Accepts Criticisms To Go Forward

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SEPANG – National diver Ahmad Amsyar Azman is not taking to heart, the myriad of criticisms hurled against his performance at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, he wants to view the comments positively to continue moving forward in the discipline. The 23-year-old from Perlis said he was now more motivated than ever…

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A Hollywood Star-Esque Welcome For Msian Olympic Team

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SEPANG: It could have been a Hollywood red carpet event. The fans were screaming, the girls were going on with their high-pitched squeals. Security personnel had a hard time keeping the crowd at bay as it swelled and pushed towards the stars. And the stars were the returning Malaysian Olympians. Snaking lines of Harimau Malaysia…

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Proton Perdana For Olympic Gold Winner

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PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom and Proton Holdings will award a Perdana 2.0 car to an Olympic gold medalist, Suprima S to a silver and Iriz to the bronze winner. “DRB-Hicom and Proton wishes all the best to all our competing Olympians in the Rio Olympics,” the companies said in a statement on Friday. Malaysia has won…

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8 Facts About The Olympics To Impress Your Friends

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The whole world tuned in to catch new records being broken, witnessing athletic splendour and the birth of champions. Brazil was the first South American country to host the Olympic Games held yesterday. But that’s not enough to ensure that you were the most interesting person at that opening ceremony viewing party! Here are eight…

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From Olympic Cycling Hero To Rickshaw Driver

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Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Former Olympian Muhammad Ashiq looks daily at the trophies he won in a glittering cycling career for Pakistan decades ago. “Perhaps most people think that I have died,” he laments. “I just recall that I have shaken hands with… former Pakistani prime ministers, presidents, chief executives,” the 81-year-old tells AFP tearfully.…

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Four Malaysian Golfers Qualify For Olympics

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be sending four representatives to compete for the first time in golf at the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be held from Aug 5 till Aug 21. The four made the cut after being placed among the 60 players shortlisted on merit, by the International Golf Federation,…

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Extra-Strong Condoms For Aussie Olympic Team

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials said Monday. Brazil has been the epicentre of the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is blamed for birth defects in babies born to women infected with the virus. While condoms will…

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Japan To Investigate Claim Of Illicit Olympic Payment

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TOKYO: Japan on Friday said it would question officials involved in Tokyo’s successful 2020 Olympics bid over a multi-million dollar payment which is being probed by French investigators. Japan’s announcement comes after French prosecutors said they suspect that $2 million paid to a son of disgraced former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack was aimed at…

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Yuna Chosen To Perform Olympics Song

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US-BASED Malaysian singer Yuna is one of the five singers for the 2016 Olympics promotional song, including Grammy award-winner Lenny Kravitz, reported Kosmo! Titled The Fire, the song will also feature singers Diogo Nogueira from Brazil, Nneka from Nigeria and Corrine Bailey Rae from Britain. Sharing the news on Facebook, Yuna said she was proud…

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Zika: Rio Safe For Olympic Athletes, Says Brazilian Embassy Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Brazilian Embassy in Malaysia has assured athletes participating in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics that it is safe to come to the country despite the Zika outbreak. Its Minister Counsellor Daniel Falcon Lins said, “I dare to say the chances of someone visiting Brazil to participate or watch the Olympics being…

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Tze Liang, Fatin Nurfatehah Win OCM Coca-Cola Olimpian Award

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KUALA LUMPUR: National Olimpic diver Ooi Tze Liang is named the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Olympian of the Year Award in the men’s category. He was the most outstanding athlete in the Singapore SEA Games based on the achievement of four gold medals in the three metre men’s individual springboard and men’s individual 10…

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Pandelela Rinong Qualifies For Rio Olympics

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KUALA LUMPUR – National diving queen Pandelela Rinong Pamg qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after making it to finals of the women’s individual 10m platform event at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia. In the semifinals yesterday, Pandelela finished in eighth place out of 18 divers after collecting 338.10 points. The…

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Malaysia-Singapore Can Be Olympics Host, Have To Bid

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KUALA LUMPUR – There is no barrier for any country to play host to the Olympic Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. “If you want to have the Olympic Games here (in Southeast Asian region), you have to be a candidate. “I hope that one day we can have it here…because Olympics…

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Malaysia Still Eyeing For Gold In Upcoming Olympics, Khairy Says

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KUALA LUMPUR: The target for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro remains the same as it has been in the past competitions, that is to win a gold medal, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this in response to a question posed by Manivanan Gowindasamy (PR-KAPAR) who…

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