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Cheerleaders return to competition matsThe gradual easing of Covid-19 safe management measures in Singapore has allowed cheerleaders to return to their training mats after nearly a year, albeit with…
20 Apr 2021
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Cheerleaders return to competition mats

The gradual easing of Covid-19 safe management measures in Singapore has allowed cheerleaders to return to their training mats after nearly a year, albeit with stringent regulations in place. They…

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Aloysius Yapp: Tracking the journey to the top of the world rankings

The 2021 US Open Pool Championship had a buzz to it like no other. After all, the last edition was back in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic forced anything resembling normal life to grind to a halt.  At the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 256 players started the competition, hoping to be the…
10 Nov 2021 8 mins read

Aloysius Yapp: The making of a World Number One

The draw shot was perfect, sending the 9-ball true into the left bottom pocket as the cue ball spun backwards to stop just at the right place for the next shot. “His heart must be beating like a big bass drum,” said Mark White on the live YouTube broadcast, and both he and his fellow…
2 Nov 2021 8 mins read

Media versus athletes: Who has the power, if at all? 

In May, world number two tennis player Naomi Osaka shook the sporting world when she announced she was skipping her media engagements during the French Open, and subsequently withdrew from the competition, citing the need to protect her own mental health. Her actions took the world by surprise, and even as she faced a backlash,…
17 Jun 2021 4 mins read

Cheerleaders return to competition mats

The gradual easing of Covid-19 safe management measures in Singapore has allowed cheerleaders to return to their training mats after nearly a year, albeit with stringent regulations in place. They are preparing for the Cheerleading Association (Singapore), or CAS, National Cheerleading Championships that take place virtually on 26 June. TheHomeGround Asia speaks with cheerleaders and…
20 Apr 2021 5 mins read

The Pandemic Didn’t Deter this Danish Equestrian Rider from Going National

What do you do if you’re a professional equestrian rider, but to safely train on horses, you had to fly thousands of miles alone during a pandemic? This was 15-year-old Annabelle Rehn’s conundrum when the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020 affected countries everywhere. Like most sports, the equestrian world also took a hit and measures…
14 Feb 2021 3 mins read

Handball in Singapore: How the Sport is Coping During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has disrupted many industries and sports is not exempted. For team sports like handball, the impact is greater with teams having to conduct separate trainings in accordance to government roll-outs on gatherings. From Phase 1 to Phase 3, the athletes from Singapore Men’s National Handball team had to adapt to drastic changes but they…
21 Jan 2021 1 min read

On The Pitch: ONE Championship Lightweight MMA Fighter Amir Khan

Fill Me In In this edition of On The Pitch, TheHomeGround Asia had the opportunity to have a Zoom interview with professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Amir Khan, about his thoughts before his fight with fellow lightweight contender Park Dae Sung, as well as about the future of MMA in Singapore. Amir, 26, was…
23 Dec 2020 4 mins read

US National Esports Association Uses Esports to Grow Global Village

US-based National Esports Association is partnering with schools in Australia, Czech Republic, and Canada to facilitate the transition of students into esports.   Join the conversations on THG’s Facebook and Instagram, and get the latest updates via Telegram. 
23 Oct 2020 1 min read

US Representative AOC Streams Among Us on Twitch

Did you catch @aoc on @twitch last night? The US Representative livestreamed Among Us to encourage young Americans to get out to vote in the upcoming presidential election.   Join the conversations on THG’s Facebook and Instagram, and get the latest updates via Telegram. 
22 Oct 2020 1 min read

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