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Oct 8, 2015

Franklin returns to her roots to prepare for Rio

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Like any University student taking a year off from study, Missy Franklin wanted to see the world, broadening her horizons in new and exotic locations.

She’s managed to do that, but not quite the same way as most other students on sabbatical. There’s no trekking with backpacks or sleeping in youth hostels for this American.

Oct 2, 2015

Qatar, China and Japan only bidders for world championships

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Only three cities, all in Asia, remain in the running to host the 2021 and 2023 world swimming championships after two more potential bidders dropped out, swimming world’s governing body FINA told Reuters.

At least eight countries had expressed some interest in wanting to host the sport’s showcase event but just three candidates remain in contention: Doha (Qatar), Fukuoka (Japan), and Nanjing (China).

Oct 2, 2015

Haze threatens Singapore World Cup meet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The thick haze that has blanketed parts of Southeast Asia is threatening to disrupt this weekend’s World Cup swimming meet in Singapore, with officials considering cancelling the two-day event if the air quality worsens further.

FINA, swimming’s world governing body, has already canceled the longer distance events because of concerns for the health of competitors, and has contingency plans to call off the entire meet if the pollution levels deteriorate.

Oct 2, 2015

Swimming-Haze threatens Singapore World Cup meet

SINGAPORE, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The thick haze that has blanketed parts of Southeast Asia is threatening to disrupt this weekend’s World Cup swimming meet in Singapore, with officials considering cancelling the two-day event if the air quality worsens further.

FINA, swimming’s world governing body, has already cancelled the longer distance events because of concerns for the health of competitors, and has contingency plans to call off the entire meet if the pollution levels deteriorate.

Sep 20, 2015

Track intruder sets pulses racing at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A lone intruder set pulses racing at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday when he walked on to the circuit midway through the Formula One race.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel got the fright of his life when he spotted the man strolling along the inside of the protective barriers.

Sep 20, 2015

Motor racing-Track intruder sets pulses racing at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A lone intruder set pulses racing at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday when he walked on to the circuit midway through the Formula One race.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel got the fright of his life when he spotted the man strolling along the inside of the protective barriers.

Sep 20, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull energised after strong showing in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Red Bull had been waiting all season for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The team did not quite get the result they wanted with Daniel Ricciardo finishing runner-up and Daniil Kvyat sixth but after a year in which hardly anything has gone right, it was worth it.

Sep 20, 2015

Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Lewis Hamilton retired early for the first time this season and an intruder set heart rates fluttering when he strolled on to the track.

Hamilton was running fourth approaching the halfway point of the 61-lap race when he lost engine power, rapidly dropping back through the field before he was told to return to the garage and call it a night.

Sep 20, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Lewis Hamilton retired early for the first time this season and an intruder set heart rates fluttering when he strolled on to the track.

Hamilton was running fourth approaching the halfway point of the 61-lap race when he lost engine power, rapidly dropping back through the field before he was told to return to the garage and call it a night.

Sep 19, 2015

Mercedes surprised by poor showing in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Mercedes have all but given up hope of winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix after a lacklustre performance in Saturday’s qualifying that they struggled to find an explanation for.

After taking pole position in 23 consecutive races dating back to the middle of last year, the seemingly unstoppable Mercedes team were shuffled back to the third row of the grid after being outpaced by the Ferraris and Red Bulls.

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