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Jun 7, 2015

SEA Games competitor involved in fatal motorcycle crash

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A member of the Singapore team competing at the Southeast Asian Games is in hospital after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday which resulted in the death of his younger brother.

The Singapore National Olympic Council confirmed that Muhammad Azreen, a 25-year-old member of Singapore’s sepak takraw team, had been involved in a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Jun 6, 2015

Games-Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen breaks two records at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 6 (Reuters) – Vietnamese swimming sensation Nguyen Thi Anh Vien broke two Southeast Asian Games records in less than an hour on Saturday to make the perfect start in her bid to win a record 11 gold medals.

The 18-year-old left her rivals dead in the water as she cruised to victory in the 800 metres freestyle then dived back in the pool and won the 400m individual medley, two of the most gruelling events in swimming.

Jun 5, 2015

Games-SE Asian Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE, June 5 (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a dazzling ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 5, 2015

Southeast Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a spectacular opening ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 5, 2015

Games-Southeast Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE, June 5 (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a spectacular opening ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 4, 2015

Singapore pair eyeing record hauls in swimming at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Two Singaporean teenagers, both with the same unfathomable ambitions, are poised to dominate the swimming competition at the Southeast Asian Games.

Joseph Schooling, 19, and Quah Zheng Wen, 18, are both diving into uncharted waters by chasing a record total of gold medals.

Jun 1, 2015

Vietnamese gymnast Thanh eyes big haul at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Patience, as much as skill and flexibility, has become a necessary part of the armory of Southeast Asia’s top-ranked gymnast, Vietnam’s Phan Thi Ha Thanh.

Despite its universal appeal, gymnastics has not been a permanent fixture on the Southeast Asian Games program, an inconsistency that has both frustrated and tested the resolve of the region’s leading competitors.

Jun 1, 2015

Games-Vietnamese gymnast Thanh eyes big haul at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 1 (Reuters) – Patience, as much as skill and flexibility, has become a necessary part of the armoury of Southeast Asia’s top-ranked gymnast, Vietnam’s Phan Thi Ha Thanh.

Despite its universal appeal, gymnastics has not been a permanent fixture on the Southeast Asian Games programme, an inconsistency that has both frustrated and tested the resolve of the region’s leading competitors.

May 29, 2015

Singapore probes match-fixing at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – At the same time as football’s world leaders were meeting in Switzerland vowing to clean up the game following the latest corruption cases, another scandal emerged, this time involving match-fixing in Asia.

Singaporean authorities announced on Friday, at the exact same time that the FIFA Congress was taking place in Zurich, that they had arrested an alleged match-fixer as well as several co-conspirators following an investigation into upcoming football matches at the Southeast Asian Games.

May 29, 2015

Soccer-Singapore probes match-fixing at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, May 29 (Reuters) – At the same time as soccer’s world leaders were meeting in Switzerland vowing to clean up the game following the latest corruption cases, another scandal emerged, this time involving match-fixing in Asia.

Singaporean authorities announced on Friday, at the exact same time that the FIFA Congress was taking place in Zurich, that they had arrested an alleged match-fixer as well as several co-conspirators following an investigation into upcoming soccer matches at the Southeast Asian Games.

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