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CrossFit: It’s okay to be a woman with muscles

Being stick thin or looking as emaciated used to be the ideal body image for girls and young women. Many tried their best to emulate runway models such as Kate Moss, Olga Shearer and even Victoria Beckham, often driving them to anorexia and even the brink of death. Today, the image of the ideal woman…
1 Jul 2022 4 mins read

Former Olympian and maker of track stars M Harichandra dies

He represented Malaysia as a 800m runner at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne before coming to Singapore to work as a Prisons officer. But M Harichandra never left his love to run. He took a group of young athletes under his wing and turned them into track stars including Serjit Singh, whose 46-year-old long…
30 Jun 2022 2 mins read

Defying age barriers at world track and field championship

They just came off the two-day Singapore Masters Track & Field Association (SMTFA) International Masters Track & Field Championships early June and there is no letting up. These 13 Singapore athletes, the youngest at 35 and the oldest 75, flew off on 27 June to take part in the World Masters Athletics in Tampere, Finland.…
29 Jun 2022 2 mins read

The punch that knocks the gold off the table for Sheik Ferdous

Since he won the world championship in December 2018, the Singaporean silat exponent Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin, 27, has not rested on his laurels. In fact, he continues to shake things up in the martial art arena until that fateful day. The date was May 15 and the event, the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi.…
27 May 2022 3 mins read

Work continues to ensure smooth, timely delivery of 11th Asean Para Games

The 11th Asean Para Games is just over two months away and no effort is being spared to get Solo, Indonesia ready to ensure a smooth delivery on 30 July this year. But having been delayed a week from the original schedule of 23 July, the games now clash with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,…
24 May 2022 3 mins read

Under Armour celebrates Global Running Day with second All Out Mile

Challenge accepted! All over the world, runners and non-runners alike seem to have uttered these words to Under Armour (UA) when it launched its second All Out Mile to challenge them to run their fastest mile or 1.6km anytime between 1 and 5 June. And this will not worry Singaporeans doing the course because they…
7 May 2022 2 mins read

Embrace the inner prima donna of athletes or drop them for the “greater good”?

In 2016, sporting goods brand Adidas came up with an ad to encourage athletes to challenge the status quo in sports through creativity. The ad says for every athlete to embrace his or her “inner prima donna” and fly the personal freak flag. Perhaps this may be a team sport coach’s nightmare, being labelled a…
5 May 2022 5 mins read

MOE: Restrictions for national school games, youth festival do not affect schools

With only fully vaccinated students allowed to participate in the resumption of the National School Games (NSG) in Term 2 and the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF), are children now being segregated by their vaccination status?  This decision to limit the NSG and SYF to fully vaccinated students have probably taken the comments by Health Minister…
10 Feb 2022 1 min read

Women in gaming: Leveling the playing field in the industry

By simply looking at both Syarah Mahmood, 32, and Mandy Wong, 25, you would not be able to tell that they are both pretty powerful in the gaming world. But both women are creators of different gaming worlds.  Since 2017, Ms Syarah has been working on developing action-adventure video game Assassin’s Creed – first as…
31 Jan 2022 5 mins read

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