Australian PM Tells Disgruntled Tennis Players To “Follow The Rules”

CANBERRA, Jan 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Australia’s Prime Minister told tennis players in quarantine, ahead of the Australian Open, to “follow the rules.” The Department of Health and Human Services in the state of Victoria, where the Australian Open will be held from Feb 8 to 21, this morning reported four…

Japan’s Suga Vows To Go Ahead With Olympics, Curb COVID-19 Resurgence In Policy Speech

TOKYO, Jan 19 (NNN-NHK) – The Japanese Diet opened yesterday with Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. In his first policy speech at the Diet’s regular…

Malaysian Women Shuttlers Gain Invaluable Experience at Yonex Thailand Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian women’s singles shuttlers Soniia Cheah and S. Kisona may have lost to their opponents at the opening round of Yonex Thailand Open Badminton Tournament at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Wednesday, but they both believe they have gained invaluable experience that will…

Thai Open: Malaysian Shuttler Upsets World Number Three Antonsen

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian independent shuttler, Liew Daren pulled the biggest surprise at the Yonex Thailand Open against world number three, Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the first round match, Wednesday. Ranked 41 in the world, the 33-year-old fought out for 46 minutes to secure a 21-12,…

BWF Imposes Lifetime Ban On Malaysian For Match Fixing

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (NNN-Bernama) — A Malaysian citizen, who is a representative of an equipment brand that sponsors international badminton players, has been suspended from all badminton-related activities for life by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after being found guilty of offering money to international players for match fixing.…

Sydney, Melbourne Record No New COVID-19 Local Infections

SYDNEY, Jan 7 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Major Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne, recorded no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today, marking a positive improvement in the effort to control a recent outbreak. One case was diagnosed overnight, and will officially be included in tomorrow’s figures, which officials said, was connected…

Malaysian Bowling Legend Shalin Zulkifli Retires From National Team

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 (Bernama) — Malaysian tenpin bowling queen and former world champion Shalin Zulkifli has officially bowed out from the national team, Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) secretary-general Maradona Chok confirmed Tuesday.  He said Shalin, 42, who had an astonishing 28-year career with a total of 74 medals at the senior stage, handed her…

Sydney Battles COVID-19 Outbreak With Four New Locally Acquired Cases

SYDNEY, Jan 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Sydney reported four new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today, with concerns over potential spread to rural centres. Health officials confirmed the four cases were linked to an existing cluster, involving a liquor store in western Sydney suburb of Berala, which reached 15 cases. However,…

Seven Malaysian National Athletes, One Official Test Positive for COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Bernama) — Seven national athletes including five para athletes were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive after undergoing swab tests before the start of their quarantine-based approach training Monday. The National Sports Council (MSN), in a statement, said those infected were two from athletics, two wheelchair tennis players, two wheelchair basketball players, one hearing-impaired…

Japanese PM Determined To Host Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19 Worries

TOKYO, Jan 4 (NNN-NHK) – Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said here today that, he is determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games, although the COVID-19 pandemic situation is worsening in his country. Suga told a press conference that, he will prepare for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games with…
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