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Criminalizing sports doping

Doping is criminalised in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Kenya and Spain. Russia, which has had 41 Olympians stripped of their medals for doping violations, have followed suit with the criminalisation of doping in sports since 2017. While these countries have established penalties for sports doping within their borders, the United States of America wants to extend this at a global level. Earlier this week, the US lawmakers have introduced a bill in the House that would see prison time for the use, manufacturing or distribution of performance-enhancing drugs…

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SPORTS MINISTER IS MORE THAN A PERSONA

The position of Sports Minister has been vacant for the first time since our first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman held the portfolio in 1964. There has been numerous suggestions as to whom should be appointed as the new Sports Minister. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar are just some of the names being bandied around. The combination of sport and youth in the Ministry has been but a political tool in…

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Should Malaysia host another Multi Sports Event?

Former Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar had indicated that Malaysia were capable of hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Siew Ka Wei, had on his part, bounced the idea of Malaysia and neighbours Singapore making a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics. There are also some who believe that Malaysia should look into hosting the Asian Games for the first time. If Malaysia do make a bid for any of the three, the best bet would be hosting the Commonwealth Games Should…

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Hockey Special Reports Sports 

TURFED OUT

Asia, especially India and Pakistan, were the kingpins of field hockey until the introduction of synthetic turf in the 1970s. India, who had managed to win at least a bronze medal between 1928 and 1974 Olympiads, returned home empty handed from the 1976 Games in Montreal. It was the first time that artificial turf was introduced at the Olympics. India, regained the title four years later in Moscow, but that was helped by the boycott of many of the top hockey nations. Despite, sporadic successes by Asian teams including India,…

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Opinion 

Review of the impacts of the SEA Games

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was inaugurated as the Southeast Asia Peninsular (SEAP) Games in Bangkok in 1959 with six founder members, namely, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The 2nd SEAP Games was held in Yangon (then known as Rangoon) in 1959. The 3rd SEAP Games, which was scheduled to be held in Cambodia in 1963, was not held. Kuala Lumpur took over as host of the 3rd SEAP Games in 1965. Since then the SEAP Games has been held uninterrupted until today. ln 1975, due to circumstances…

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