by VOIZ asia | Feb 10, 2020 | people, sports
MIAMI — Alfredo De Los Santos was at his lowest point when Achilles International suggested he attempt a marathon. He had just lost his right leg in Afghanistan about eight months earlier. He tried to commit suicide twice since being hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. De Los Santos thought the pitch was some sort of cruel joke.“I was like, ‘What’s wrong with these people?’ De Los Santos said. ‘Can’t they see I’m missing a leg?’”Representatives from Achilles showed him the handcycle, though, and De Los Santos decided to give it a shot. He raced for the fir… (more…)
by Philippine Star | Feb 10, 2020 | News, sports
Asian badminton pushing throughJoey Villar(The Philippine Star) – February 10, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championship will push through as scheduled amid the growing novel coronavirus scare.The six-day event unfolds tomorrow at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, and is set to hold a re-draw of lots today following the withdrawal of China and Hong Kong, which could not send a team due to the deadly outbreak.The women’s team from India also withdrew.“We can assure all the players and the Filipino people that their safety is put on a premium to ensure the w… (more…)
by AFP | Feb 4, 2020 | sports
Tokyo (AFP) – Some of sumo’s biggest stars will put on a special exhibition between the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, seeking to introduce their rarefied traditions to sports fans from around the globe.The two-day event on August 12-13 will come just days after the Olympic closing ceremony and is expected to feature grand champions or “yokozuna”, who are massive stars in Japan.Kakuryu, one of these yokozuna, said Tuesday he was looking forward to introducing sumo to a “global audience” and “receiving people from all over the world”.Sumo association chief Hakkaku Nobuyoshi said he wanted a gl… (more…)
by AFP | Feb 4, 2020 | sports
Seoul (AFP) – A South Korean court ordered a local promoter Tuesday to compensate fans for Cristiano Ronaldo’s no-show at a friendly match in Seoul last year. The Juventus star stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in July, despite rounds of appeals from a sell-out crowd of 65,000.Match promoter The Fasta had run adverts heavily featuring the Portuguese striker. Tickets — priced from 30,000 won ($25) to 400,000 won — sold out in less than three minutes, with many eager to see the 34-year-old superstar in action. Two fans sued … (more…)
by VOIZ asia | Jan 7, 2020 | sports
Sydney (AFP) – Smoke from bushfires is unlikely to delay the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam, orga… (more…)
by Goh Wee Kee | Oct 10, 2018 | sports
A treasure hunt that donates all the proceeds towards Tabung Harapan Malaysia.
The Hope Hunt is unlike other treasure hunts: the entire amount raised will go towards Tabung Harapan Malaysia, the special fund set up by the Malaysian Government recently.
The organisers of the event will fully sponsor all administrative costs for organizing the event, the prizes and the services provided for the event. Admission is by showing proof of donation to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia within a specified period.
“It will be a fun way to discover the ‘new’ Malaysia as some of the questions during the hunt will be based on recent events that saw the formation of our new federal government,” said K. Pavananthan, Clerk of Course.
Pava, as he is commonly known, is a veteran organiser of treasure hunts for over 20 years. He added this idea was mooted by a group of passionate business owners who want to play a part to help the Country. Through this event, they hope to raise a minimum of RM40,000 in donations to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia.
The event will be on Saturday, 27th October 2018. The top 25 teams will walk away with prizes worth more than RM10,000. There will also be consolation prizes, lucky draws and novelty prizes given to participants in this fun and exciting event. All participants will be treated to breakfast, high tea and other sponsored goodies.
“We hope to bring people together to help our country that we love very much. We truly believe that this country of ours has great potential with the new government at its helm. Furthermore, we have received an overwhelming response from sponsors since we embarked on this venture. More are joining in to make this hunt a success,” said another organiser Mr Sunny Tan an office equipment specialist.
The treasure hunt will flag off from Petaling Jaya Civic Centre Carpark and will end at The Club @ Bukit Utama. There will be a briefing session held at Forest City Sales Gallery on Thursday, 25th October 2018, to inform participants about details of the treasure hunt. “As such participants who are new to treasure hunting need not worry and the briefing session will provide enough knowledge for participants to enjoy the treasure hunt,” Pava concluded.
How to join
To join the hunt, participants just need to:
- Donate a minimum of RM400 to Tabung Harapan Malaysia, (Maybank 5660 1062 6452) between 31 Aug 2018 and 17 Oct 2018.
- Fill in the Registration form by 17 October 2018. (Participants will need to attach proof of payment to the fund to enter.)