Friday, July 31, 2015

We support the Philippines in its bid for the 
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup! #FIBA


World Archery Championships 2015

This tournament is one of the qualifying events for 2016 Rio Olympics.

Results of Southeast Asian athletes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships 2015

Results of Southeast Asian bowlers at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Medals of SEA Nations
Singapore - 1 Gold & 1 Bronze medals
Malaysia - 4 Silver Medals
Philippines - 2 Silver medals
Only Brunei did not get medal in this event but they did very well. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

SEA Nations at the 16th FINA World Championships

Location: Kazan, Russia

Date: 24th July - 9th August 2015

The Southeast Asian (SEA) countries participated at the 16th FINA World Championships in Diving, Open water swimming, Synchronised swimming and the most be-medalled event of swimming. Only Malaysia and Singapore produced medal in this World Championships.

Results of Southeast Asian Athletes

Saturday, July 25, 2015

VTV Cup 2015 - Updates & Results

Location: Bạc Liêu, Vietnam

Date: 25th July - 1st August 2015


Day 1 - July 25
Match 1: Liaoning (CHN) 3-0 Thailand U23 (THA) [25-22, 25-22, 25-22]
Match 2: Vietnam NT (VIE) 3 - 0 Philippines NT (PHI) [25-16, 25-18, 25-15]
Match 3: Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) 3- 0 Nanjing University (CHN) [25-14, 25-10, 25-21]
Day 2 - July 26
Match 1: Philippines NT (PHI) 0 - 3 Thailand U23 (THA) [10-25, 13-25, 21-25]
Match 2: Sports Club 4.25. (DPR) 0 - 3 Liaoning (CHN) [22-25, 23-25, 19-25]
Match 3: Vietnam NT (VIE) 3 - 0 Nanjing University (CHN) [25-14, 25-18, 25-15]

Day 3 - July 27
Match 1: Philippines NT (PHI) 0 - 3 Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) [4-25, 13-25, 17-25]
Match 2: Liaoning (CHN) 3 - 0 Nanjing University (CHN) [25-14, 25-23, 25-17]
Match 3: Vietnam NT (VIE) 3 - 1 Thailand U23 (THA) [25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20]

Day 4 - July 28
Match 1: Nanjing University (CHN) 2 - 3 Philippines NT (PHI) [25-18,25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 12-15]
Match 2: Thailand U23 (THA) 0 - 3 Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) [16-25, 26-28, 26-28]
Match 3: Vietnam NT (VIE) 3 - 2 Liaoning (CHN) [25–18, 26–28, 25–18, 13–25, 18–16]

Day 5 - July 29
Match 1: Thailand U23 (THA) 3 -0 Nanjing University (CHN) [25-8, 25-13, 25-18]
Match 2: Liaoning (CHN) 3 - 0 Philippines NT (PHI) [25-22, 25-17, 25-15]
Match 3: Vietnam NT (VIE) 3 - 1 Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) [25-21, 28-26, 18-25, 25-19]

SF 1: Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) 0 - 3 Liaoning (CHN) [22-25, 15-25, 22-25]
SF 2: Vietnam NT (VIE) 1 - 3 Thailand U23 (THA) [20-25, 30-32, 25-13, 17-25]

5th - 6th Places:  Philippines NT (PHI) 1 - 3 Nanjing University (CHN) [25-23, 14–25, 18–25, 8–25]

FINALS - August 1

3rd-4th Places: Sports Club 4.25 (DPR) 3 - 1 Vietnam NT (VIE) [25–21, 20–25, 25–18, 25–18]

1st-2nd Paces: Liaoning (CHN) 1 - 3 Thailand U23 (THA) [22–25, 26–24, 25-27, 20-25]
Final Rankings
1st - Thailand U23 (THA)
2nd - Liaoning (CHN)
3rd - Sports Club 4.25 (DPR)
4th - Vietnam NT (VIE)
5th - Nanjing University (CHN)
6th - Philippines NT (PHI)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Singapore jails Indonesian for SEAG match-fixing

SINGAPORE: An Indonesian man was jailed for 30 months Tuesday in Singapore for conspiring to fix a football match during the recent Southeast Asian Games in the city-state.

Nasiruddin conspired with two other persons to bribe the technical director of East Timor’s football team, Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes, to lose a match against Malaysia, Singapore’s Corrupt Practices and Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said.

The Indonesian had offered Sg$15,000 ($11,000) to the East Timor soccer official, the CPIB said in a statement.

Nasiruddin also conspired to bribe members of the East Timor team “as an inducement to lose the same match”, according to the statement.

East Timor’s under-23 team at the Games lost their May 30 opening match 1-0 to Malaysia, who played most of the game with 10 men after the dismissal of playmaker Nazmi Faiz Mansor.

Singapore has been hit by previous fixing scandals including in April 2013, when a local businessman provided prostitutes for visiting referees to influence an Asian Football Confederation Cup game.

Alleged global match-fixing mastermind Tan Seet Eng, or Dan Tan, is being held under a law that allows for indefinite detention following a crackdown in September that year.

Experts say low-level games are most vulnerable to offers from match-fixers because players and officials are typically not well paid.

At last year’s Asian Games at Incheon in South Korea, a betting analysis company said there were strong indications of match-fixing in the football competition’s early rounds.

“Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption, and match-fixing of any form is not condoned in Singapore,” the CPIB said Tuesday.

It warned it “will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in match-fixing related activities.”


Monday, July 20, 2015

ASEAN at the World Fencing Championships 2015

Location: Moscow, Russia

Date: 13th - 19th July 2015

Results/Ranking of SEA fencers
  • Senior Men's Foil 
Rank 118: CHAN Kevin Jerrold  (Singapore)
Rank 121: PHAM Quoc Tai (Vietnam)
Rank 126: LOUIE Brennan Wayne (Philippines)
Rank 130: GUNARTO Ricky Hafidz Jan (Indonesia)
Rank 131: NGUYEN Minh Quang (Vietnam)
Rank 140: CURIOSO Wilfred Richard (Philippines)
Rank 143: SALIM Aryanto Agus (Indonesia)
Rank 152: CHEN Xing Jian (Singapore)
  • Senior Women's Foil
Rank 043: WANG Wenying (Singapore)
Rank 071: CHANTASUVANNASIN Nunta (Thailand)
Rank 076: WONG Cheryl Ye Han (Singapore)
Rank 083: DO Thi Anh (Vietnam)
Rank 094: PURNAMAWATI Herlin Erviana (Indonesia)
Rank 108: CHEAH Ivy Hsiao Yong (Malaysia)
  • Senior Men's Epee
Rank 042: LEE Samson Mun Hou (Singapore)
Rank 102: NGUYEN Tien Nhat (Vietnam)
Rank 153: NGUYEN Phuoc Den (Vietnam)
Rank 166: PHAM Hung Duong (Vietnam)
  • Senior Women's Epee
Rank 094: RAHARDJA Rania Herlina (Singapore)
Rank 108: LIM Cheryl (Singapore)
Rank  139: HUANG Magdalene Xin´en (Singapore)
  • Senior - Men's Sabre
Rank 060: VU Thanh An  (Vietnam)
Rank 090: TO Duc Anh  (Vietnam)
Rank 108: NGUYEN Xuan Loi  (Vietnam)
Rank 110: LAM Jing Siang (Singapore)
  • Senior - Women's Sabre
Rank 014: NGUYEN Thi Le Dung  (Vietnam)
Rank 068: LEE Ann Huimin  (Singapore)
Rank 083: BUI Thi Thu Ha  (Vietnam)
Rank 084: LAU Ywen (Singapore)
Rank 093: NGUYEN Thi Thanh Loan  (Vietnam)
  • Senior - Foil - Men`s team
Rank 026: Indonesia
  • Senior - Foil, women`s team
No SEA team entry 
  • Senior - Epee, men`s team
No SEA team entry  
  • Senior - Epee, women`s team
No SEA team entry   
  • Senior - Sabre, men`s team
Rank 026: Vietnam
Rank 027: Singapore
  • Senior - Sabre, women`s team
Rank 023: Vietnam

Another blow for Malaysia’s synchronised swimming team

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s hopes of winning the team gold in synchronised swimming at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games look bleak.

Now, Tasha Jane Taher Ali has called it quits – the second synchronised swimmer to do so this month. Two weeks ago, Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi surprisingly called time on her international career.

The 20-year-old Tasha, a regular with the national side since 2011, tendered her resignation after helping Malaysia win two silvers in the team events – free combination and team technical – at last month’s Singapore SEA Games.

The departures of Katrina and Tasha mean Zylane Lee and Gan Zhen Yu are the only two remaining members of the all-conquering side who swept all the five golds at the Indonesian SEA Games in 2011.
But Zylane believes the team can cope with the two departures.

“Life goes on. We will try to cope with it. We just have to,” said Zylane.

“The younger team members are training very hard to narrow the gap. We have two years (before the 2017 SEA Games) to rebuild the team. Hopefully along the way, coach Long Yan identifies and brings in new talents into the squad,” said Zylane, who partnered Katrina to win the duet gold in Singapore.

Zylane will leave for the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday. She will compete in the solo event, which starts on Saturday.

Source: The Star /

Glasgow 2015 - IPC Swimming World Championships

Location: Glasglow

Date: 13th - 19th July

Five SEA Nations competed at the recently concluded Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. And powerhouse Thailand nailed one gold in this championships with Vietnam a silver and a bronze.

And here are the results of SEA athletes

SEA - Southeast Asia

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Volleyball: 2015 VTV Cup - Schedules

Hosting the SEA Games - tale of two cities

Will it be Ha Noi or HCM City? Cost considerations may prove decisive as the government mulls where to organise the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2021. It will be the second time Viet Nam will host the Games, having staged the 22nd edition in Ha Noi in 2003.

SEA Games, infrastructure built, host, promote tourism

HCM City looks unlikely to have the opportunity to host the regional event, as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded that cities and provinces not build new facilities to host domestic and international sports events, in order to cut costs and make optimum use of existing facilities.

Vuong Bich Thang, general director of the National Sports Administration, said, during a meeting in Ha Noi early this month that it would be more economical to organise the event in Ha Noi than in HCM City. The infrastructure built for the 2003 Games in Ha Noi would only need to be maintained and upgraded, whereas if the Games were to be held in HCM City, Viet Nam would have to invest a significant amount of money to build and upgrade the necessary infrastructure.

"If Ha Noi holds these Games, Viet Nam will save money. The experience from hosting the Games earlier will also help Ha Noi organise the event better," said student Pham Thu Thuy.

Agreeing with Thuy's point, Nguyen Minh Duong said, "I think that holding the 31st SEA Games in Ha Noi is the most suitable (option). It has good facilities for the event. The country should save money for developing the poor provinces and districts, and for building new roads and hospitals."

According to an official in the Viet Nam Olympic Committee, the country will have to spend around US$100 million to host the Games in 2021. But experts dispute this figure.

Viet Nam spent $250 million to host the Games in 2003. Taking into account rising prices, HCM City will definitely need more than $250 million to host the Games in 2021, they say.

HCM City will need to upgrade old facilities and build new ones, including a new stadium with 50,000-60,000 seats, an aquatic sports complex, and accommodations, besides buying security equipment.

Nguyen Hong Minh, former head of the Elite Sport Department of the National Sports Administration, said HCM City will need US$100 million just to build a new stadium equivalent to the National My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi and an aquatic sports complex.

"Adding other items, the cost of holding the Games in HCM City will be $200-300 million, or even more," Minh said.

Last April, Vietnamese authorities decided to withdraw plans to host the 2018 Asian Games, following a public outcry over the $150 million price tag.

Despite the likely high cost of holding the 2021 Games in HCM City, many people support the idea, arguing it will give the southern city an opportunity to upgrade its sports facilities.

"HCM is the big city in the country, but it has never held a big sports event. The Games in 2021 are a chance for the city to build modern and big sports facilities that can host national and international events and match the sports infrastructure in Thailand and Malaysia," Phan Tien, a resident of HCM City, said.

"It will also give HCM City a chance to attract visitors and promote the image of Viet Nam and its people internationally," Tien added.

"At present, the infrastructure for sports in HCM City doesn't match the city's size. Its biggest stadium, the 25,000-seat Thong Nhat stadium, is not up to the mark and doesn't meet the fans' demands. We often say that HCM City is equal to the big cities in the region, but it doesn't have any stadiums to compare with them," said Tien.

"HCM City will not have a good stadium in the next 50 to 100 years if it doesn't organise this regional sports event. It can't become the biggest economic hub of Viet Nam and the region. The city needs a modern stadium to serve fans in the south and welcome international athletes to compete in the SEA Games," said Hoang Minh Giang.

According to Do Tho, building new infrastructure for the Games would be costly, but cities and provinces in Viet Nam need to invest in sports facilities for people to take part in sports and recreational activities.

As for the expense, Tho has a solution. "HCM City can build new facilities with non-State funds. The government can call for investment by companies and frame reasonable policies for them."

"Viet Nam spent $250 million for the 22nd Games held in Ha Noi, when the economy was not so developed. Now Viet Nam's economy is better, why can't it invest?" Tho asked.

While supporting HCM City hosting the Games in 2021, Nguyen Manh Dung said the authorities needed to plan carefully to avoid wasting money after the Games.

"I back HCM City holding the SEA Games, but we should follow the advanced countries. For the 2012 Summer Olympics, England built only temporary facilities. After the event, the facilities were reduced in scale or put to other uses," Dung said.

Other countries in the region, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, often hold the Games in different places to develop the local economies and promote tourism in those areas, he said.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the National Sports Administration are making detailed plans for organising the 31st edition of the Games for the government's approval. Whichever city is selected as the venue, the Games will help promote sports in Viet Nam.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ASEAN at the 9th IAAF World Youth Championships 2015

Location: Cali, Colomia

Date: 15th-19th  July 2015

Results of Southeast Asian Athletes






Source: Official Website of  9th IAAF World Youth Championships 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AFC Women's Futsal Championship 2015 Draw

Group A: Iran, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong
Group B: Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam

Date: 21st-26th September 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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PH to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday.

This was agreed upon during a SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Singapore in June when Brunei, which was scheduled for the 2019 games, asked to pass due to “organisational reasons,” said Joey Romasanta, spokesman of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

Vietnam, the 2021 hosts, also declined so the federation offered the event to the Philippines, he told AFP.

The federation must still issue a formal invitation to the Philippines which the country must accept but in principle, the Philippines is assured of being the venue, Romasanta said.

“We agreed to host it but formalities still have to be complied with,” he added.

The cash-strapped country is not likely to build new facilities but will use existing arenas, stadiums and hotels for the games, he added.

One request is that all the games be accessible by land unlike the last SEA Games in the country when some sporting events were held in the central islands.

The sprawling, former US airbase of Clark, north of Manila, which has been turned into a light industrial zone and tourism centre, will likely serve as the base of the games but some events will be held elsewhere.

“All we need is a state-of-the-art track oval. We can work on that,” Romasanta remarked.

He said the funding for the games has yet to be determined as they will still select certain sports and events.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thailand at the 28th Universiade - Gwangju 2015

Thailand participated at the 28th Universiade (Gwangju 2015) with 107 athletes competing in 8 sports disciplines. They competed in Athletics, Badminton, Golf, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis and volleyball .
Team Thailand is the most successful team among SEA nations producing two (2) golds, seven (7) silvers and nine (9) bronze medals at the 2015 Gwangju Universiade.

Here are the results of Team Thailand at the Universiade 2015