Articles

  • Golf’s Return In Rio Divides Opinion

    Golf will make a return to the Olympics next year in Rio after a 112-year absence to much fanfare, with stars like Jordan Speith and Lydia Ko set to compete in the quadrennial event. While some excitement is expected for the celebrated sport, a lack of competitiveness due to the qualifying format threatens to take the gloss off the event.

    By Ignatius Koh
  • Singapore Slinger Wong Wei Long Copes With Sports Injuries

    Professional athletes collect a score of injuries during their career. Singapore Slinger Wong Wei Long shares how he minimizes sports injuries on the job.

    By Dr Kevin Lee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • The Silent Rise in Women Martial Arts

    Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated named Ronda Rousey, the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion as the most World’s Most Dominant Athlete of 2015. It appears that the martial arts hype has also been slowly creeping into Singapore, where there is an increasing number of women making a foray...

    By Sara Ng
  • A World Champion’s Road to Recovery

    Silat World Champion, Shakir Juanda who sustained a crucial knee injury last April could not perform in the competitive category in the recent SEA Games but he will return stronger, ready to face off his opponents in 2016.  

    By Charity Chan
  • Para-Athletes Are Given Equal Opportunities To Perform Better

    The 7th time gold medallist at the ASEAN Para Games (APG) and Paralympian, Theresa Goh shares with us the importance of having strong support from the media and community for the para-sports scene in Singapore. 

    By Charity Chan
  • Progressing From SEA Games To Rio

    Two month after his victory at the SEA Games marathon on 7 June 2015, we speak to newly minted marathon champion Soh Rui Yong Guillaume back in Eugene, Oregon. He shares some of his pre-race rituals, pet peeves, and his road to Rio..

    By Tay Yu Shan
  • A Semi-Pro S-League? Why Not?

    The struggles of Singapore’s only professional football league have long been well-illustrated in the media. With all the problems facing the league, there have been calls from the local football fraternity to relegate the S-League to a Semi-Pro one. While it might seem like a backward step for Singapore football, here are three...

    By Zai Xiang
  • How Krav Maga Differs From Other Combat Sports

    Krav Maga is an Israeli form of self-defense that originated in the mid-to-late 1930s, and was originally developed as an unarmed combat system for the Israeli Defense Forces. When translated from Hebrew, Krav Maga roughly means “Contact Combat”. Krav is a system made up of three components: self-defense, fighting skills and...

    By Sara Ng
  • 100 Days to Go - BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2015

    Just a month after the Southeast Asian Games, the exuberant energy that lifted the nation to 259 medals seems like a shadow of a distant past. The next mega sporting event, to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub across 10 days, will take place between 23rd October and 1st November 2015 - The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore...

    By Dylan Mah
  • My journey with barefoot running: the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO

    Getting a pair of Vibram FiveFingers is more than just getting a shoe. It is subscribing to a whole new way of running. What I really appreciate about the Vibram philosophy is that it encourages you to literally take one step at a time. It is about achieving best performance through right effort, right attitude and patience.

    By Tay Yu Shan
  • #OneTeamSG Tennis Team (Episode 3)

    Two weeks from now, Stefanie Tan, Wee Khee Yen, Angeline Devanthiran and Sarah Pang would be taking on some of the region’s best tennis players at the 28th SEA Games. Leading the Singapore tennis team is Stefanie Tan who had just returned in time for the SEA Games following a very successful collegiate tennis career. 

    By Dylan Mah
  • Top 5 Reasons To Join Pocari Sweat Run 2015

    June is filled with some of the most popular races that local runners would never wish to miss out, it is also flooded with many competitive runs that majority of the fitness enthusiasts have been looking forward to. Allow me give you the Top 5 reasons for you to join this run!

    By Chelza Chong
  • Barefoot Running: Efficiently Reduces Running Injuries

    Little did we know that running barefoot is the most natural way of running and it comes with many benefits! It doesn't just help in correcting your running form, it also reduces injuries. Italian FIDAL Track and Field Federation Instructor and expert of the Barefoot Running Movement, Corrado Giambalvo, gives us tips about barefoot...

    By Tay Yu Shan
  • "To Have A Purpose For Doing The Things You Love" - Sayidah Aisyah

    2013 SEA Games Gold Medalist Sayidah Aisyah catapulted herself and Singapore Rowing into the spotlight and more importantly into the hearts of Singaporeans when Singapore's only competitive female rower clinched a historic gold in the rowing event. 

    By Charity Chan
  • Choosing The Right Martial Arts For You

    Find the number of Martial Arts on offer too overwhelming for you? Don't worry, we've got you covered with this short summary and our writers recommendations of what martial arts might be the one for you.

    By Joy Xie
  • Peacocks & Running Shoes

    The weather in Singapore is not exactly the most ideal for running, but what's worse than that? Shoe Snobs. 

    By Jeremy Sng
  • On Track to Rio- How Far Will You Go To Chase Your Dreams?

    Having the 400m hurdles national record, being the first woman in 16 years to deliver a track medal at the SEA Games and being a 2012 London Summer Olympic Games competitor, Dipna Lim has had a lot of success on the track and she might just possibly take it one step further. The rent graduate from NTU's Sport Science Management course has...

    By Dylan Mah
  • “It’s because I fall so often that I learn how to get up”

     Theresa Goh has had to struggle with her disability since she was born but that has not stopped her from achieving multiple success on the international stage.

    By Johnson Koh
  • RIGHT FOOT OUT #5 – RACE’S OVER, WHAT’S NEXT ?

    In this concluding chapter just before the Stan Chart Marathon, we will explore an overlooked area in most runners’ lives – the post-race recovery plan. 

    By Phil Tan
  • A Day In The Life Of Running Superstar Mok Ying Ren

    Medical Doctor, Running Superstar & All round great person, Mok Ying Ren definitely has it all. We catch up with him to find out what a typical day is like for him.

    By Chelza Chong