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NSG Snr Div Rope Skipping: Youngsters showcase deft skipping skills and admirable perseverance

by Circle News, on Apr 21, 2021 9:50:29 PM

NSG Snr Div Rope Skipping: Youngsters showcase deft skipping skills and admirable perseverance

(Photo Credit : Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Twirling their skipping ropes so rapidly that the ropes were a near-invisible blur, students from Holy Innocents’, Bendemeer and Kuo …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG Snr Div Gymnastics: Youngsters light up competition with flips, twists and somersaults!

by Circle News, on Apr 21, 2021 8:32:31 PM

NSG Snr Div Gymnastics: Youngsters light up competition with flips, twists and somersaults!

(Photo credit : Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong One by one, the young girls stood beside their apparatus, anxiously waiting for the call to perform. When the judges …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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SPL: Late equaliser cruelly denies Young Lions a stunning upset over Hougang United

by Circle News, on Apr 18, 2021 9:31:01 PM

SPL: Late equaliser cruelly denies Young Lions a stunning upset over Hougang United

(Photo Credit : Football Association of Singapore) By Chia Han Keong They had just come off two heavy defeats, and were rooted at the bottom of the Singapore Premier League …

Topic: singapore premier league | Sports Feature

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NSG B Div Wushu: Kicks, flips and punches galore as wushu athletes dazzle with their pugilistic prowess

by Circle News, on Apr 16, 2021 6:53:03 AM

NSG B Div Wushu: Kicks, flips and punches galore as wushu athletes dazzle with their pugilistic prowess

(Photo by Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Like actors going for auditions, athletes participating in the National School Games (NSG) B Division Wushu competition stepped into the cavernous …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG B Div Girls’ Shooting C’ship: A stern test of focus as shooters aim for success

by Circle News, on Apr 15, 2021 11:36:46 PM

NSG B Div Girls’ Shooting C’ship: A stern test of focus as shooters aim for success

(Photo Credit : Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Along the 30 lanes of air rifle targets at SAFRA Yishun’s indoor air weapon range on Thursday (15 April), participants …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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Parkour: An embodiment of growth, not rebellion

by Circle News, on Apr 12, 2021 6:03:52 PM

Parkour: An embodiment of growth, not rebellion

(Photo Credit : A2 Movements Facebook Page) By Nur Syazana What started off as merely a fascination from watching online videos of parkour stunts, turned out to be the start …

Topic: Fitness Feature

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SPL: Biggest-ever signing Diego Lopes finally breaks out with hat-trick, 2 assists as Lion City Sailors thrash Geylang 8-0!

by Circle News, on Apr 12, 2021 12:40:37 PM

SPL: Biggest-ever signing Diego Lopes finally breaks out with hat-trick, 2 assists as Lion City Sailors thrash Geylang 8-0!

(Photo of LCS by Football Association of Singapore) By Chia Han Keong It has taken Diego Lopes -- the Singapore Premier League's (SPL) most expensive signing -- five matches to …

Topic: singapore premier league | Sports Feature

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A Peek Behind The Walls Of Sport Climbing

by Circle News, on Apr 11, 2021 11:43:17 PM

A Peek Behind The Walls Of Sport Climbing

Climb to the top: The BFF bouldering gym at Albert Park is home to one of Singapore's biggest bouldering communities. People in the community actively compete with each other by …

Topic: Inspirational Feature

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NSG B Div Sepak Takraw: Bartley Sec aims top-4 finish after topping their prelim group with win over Yishun Sec

by Circle News, on Apr 11, 2021 9:22:35 AM

NSG B Div Sepak Takraw: Bartley Sec aims top-4 finish after topping their prelim group with win over Yishun Sec

Photo of Bartley Sec (Light Blue jerseys) vs Yishun Sec by Chia Han Keong By Chia Han Keong They are aiming for a top-four finish at the National School Games …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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National Biomechanics Day 2021 : 200 Sec school students & teachers learnt biomechanics principles to help improve NAPFA Test results!

by Circle News, on Apr 9, 2021 9:22:41 AM

National Biomechanics Day 2021 : 200 Sec school students & teachers learnt biomechanics principles to help improve NAPFA Test results!

(Student and teacher-participants performing the Big 3 core intervention as part of the breakout session remotely facilitated by Dr Marcel Rossi, Sport Biomechanist) National Biomechanics Day (NBD) is a worldwide …

Topic: Fitness Feature

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NSG B Div Girls’ Badminton: Compassvale Sec boost hopes of advancing to next round after 4-1 win over Woodlanders

by Circle News, on Apr 8, 2021 11:23:19 PM

NSG B Div Girls’ Badminton: Compassvale Sec boost hopes of advancing to next round after 4-1 win over Woodlanders

(Photo Credit : Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Compassvale Secondary School took a big step towards advancing out of the preliminary stage of the National Sports Games (NSG) …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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Tampines Rovers bounce back from heavy defeat to maul Young Lions 7-0!

by Circle News, on Apr 8, 2021 8:16:20 PM

Tampines Rovers bounce back from heavy defeat to maul Young Lions 7-0!

(Photo of Tampines Rovers by Football Association of S'pore) By Chia Han Keong Humbled 1-5 in their previous match, Tampines Rovers found the perfect riposte on Wednesday, (7 April) as …

Topic: singapore premier league | Sports Feature

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NSG B Div Boys’ Table Tennis: Victoria Sch are 2-for-2 with 5-0 win over Pasir Ris Crest!

by Circle News, on Apr 8, 2021 9:34:17 AM

NSG B Div Boys’ Table Tennis: Victoria Sch are 2-for-2 with 5-0 win over Pasir Ris Crest!

(Photo by Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong So far, so good. Victoria School recorded their second 5-0 win in as many matches in the National School Games (NSG) …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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Addendum To Advisory On Safe Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”) – Information On Organising Sport Event Pilots

by Circle News, on Apr 6, 2021 8:53:18 PM

Addendum To Advisory On Safe Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”) – Information On Organising Sport Event Pilots

This addendum provides sport administrators, organisers of sport events and venue operators with information to organise sport events in a safe and controlled manner under the latest guidelines. You are welcome …

Topic: Covid-19

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NSG A Div Sepak Takraw: Woodlands Sec show title intent in 3-0 series win over Northlight!

by Circle News, on Apr 6, 2021 8:00:02 PM

NSG A Div Sepak Takraw: Woodlands Sec show title intent in 3-0 series win over Northlight!

Woodlands Sec (Blue) vs Northlight / Photo Credit : Chia Han Keong By Chia Han Keong They had won the B Division boys’ sepak takraw title in 2019, the last …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG B Div Boys’ Tennis: Victoria Sch beats St Andrew’s 5-0 to set up crunch clash with ACS(I)

by Circle News, on Apr 6, 2021 6:51:38 PM

NSG B Div Boys’ Tennis: Victoria Sch beats St Andrew’s 5-0 to set up crunch clash with ACS(I)

(NSG B Div Boys Tennis action @ Kallang Tennis Centre / Photo Credit : Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Victoria School made it two victories out of two …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG 2021 : Sepak Takraw B Div Boys Prelim (National) - 1 Apr

by Circle News, on Apr 5, 2021 10:31:36 PM

NSG 2021 : Sepak Takraw B Div Boys Prelim (National) - 1 Apr

Highlights of Geylang Methodist School (Sec) vs CHIJ Katong Convent and Temasek Junior College vs Chung Cheng High Sch (Main) (For the latest schedules on live streams, news updates and …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG 2021 : Badminton B Div Boys & Girls Prelims (East) - 1 Apr

by Circle News, on Apr 5, 2021 10:16:10 PM

NSG 2021 : Badminton B Div Boys & Girls Prelims (East) - 1 Apr

Highlights of Ngee Ann Sec vs Chung Cheng High (Main) and Geylang Methodist School vs Junyuan Sec Highlights of Geylang Methodist School (Sec) vs CHIJ Katong Convent and Temasek Junior …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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Moment of naivety costs Geylang dear, as Albirex eke out 1-0 win!

by Circle News, on Apr 5, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Moment of naivety costs Geylang dear, as Albirex eke out 1-0 win!

(Albirex Niigata FC / Photo Credit : ANFCS) By Chia Han Keong For more than half an hour last night, they held their own admirably against the Singapore Premier League …

Topic: singapore premier league | Sports Feature

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In Memory of the late Milan Kwee (20 July 1946 - 9 March 2021)

by Dr Nick Aplin, on Apr 5, 2021 12:03:55 PM

In Memory of the late Milan Kwee (20 July 1946 - 9 March 2021)

(Milan Kwee in 2016) Milan Kwee is best known as a Senior sports administrator, who served not only the Singapore Taekwondo Federation, but also the World Taekwondo Federation. Taekwondo was …

Topic: Inspirational Feature | Opinions

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NSG 13-time Gold medallist Elizabeth-Ann Tan :  NSG has certainly helped to cultivate the values of hard work, perseverance and self-discipline in me

by Circle News, on Apr 4, 2021 11:29:25 AM

NSG 13-time Gold medallist Elizabeth-Ann Tan :  NSG has certainly helped to cultivate the values of hard work, perseverance and self-discipline in me

(Elizabeth-Ann Tan and her parents at 2019 ASEAN Schools Games) By Raj Kumar Over a period of 8 years, Elizabeth-Ann Tan rewrote the history books at the National School Games …

Topic: Inspirational Feature | National School Games

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NSG Silver medallist Jordan Tan : Trusting the process, being patient and staying hungry, would help propel anyone in the right direction!

by Circle News, on Apr 4, 2021 9:51:27 AM

NSG Silver medallist Jordan Tan : Trusting the process, being patient and staying hungry, would help propel anyone in the right direction!

(TeamSG Youth Hurdler, Jordan Tan) By Raj Kumar Team Singapore youth hurdler Jordan Tan, represented his current School of Science & Technology (Singapore) in the 2019 National School Games. Back …

Topic: Inspirational Feature | National School Games

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NSG 2021 : Yuhua & Xinmin volleyballers put up thrilling battle in Snr Div, as they share one win each

by Circle News, on Apr 2, 2021 5:40:09 PM

NSG 2021 : Yuhua & Xinmin volleyballers put up thrilling battle in Snr Div, as they share one win each

(Yuhua Primary (blue) vs Xinmin Primary (black) at the NSG Senior Division Girls' volleyball preliminary stage. Photo credit - Chia Han Keong) By Chia Han Keong Their skills may not …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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NSG 2021 : 3 v 3 Volleyball Snr Div, Prelims - 31 Mar

by Circle News, on Apr 2, 2021 4:09:32 PM

NSG 2021 : 3 v 3 Volleyball Snr Div, Prelims - 31 Mar

Highlights from 31/3 Round-robin matches of Catholic High School's 2-0 win over East Spring Primary. And Qifa Primary's 2-nil victory over Yumin Primary. (For the latest schedules on live streams, …

Topic: Sports Feature | National School Games

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National School Games : An Experience of a Lifetime for All!

by Circle News, on Apr 2, 2021 10:20:43 AM

National School Games : An Experience of a Lifetime for All!

(2019 B Division Sepak Takraw Champions, Woodlands Secondary School. Photo Credit : Raj Kumar) By Raj Kumar Just 2 years ago in 2019, I had the privilege of doing match …

Topic: Opinions | National School Games

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6-time NSG Athlete Kieren Lee : Learn from your competitors. Win with humility and lose with grace

by Circle News, on Apr 2, 2021 9:31:14 AM

6-time NSG Athlete Kieren Lee : Learn from your competitors. Win with humility and lose with grace

(TeamSG Youth Sprinter, Kieren Lee) By Raj Kumar Current Team Singapore youth sprinter Kieren Lee, represented his Alma Mater Victoria School at the National School Games from 2017 to 2019 …

Topic: Inspirational Stories | National School Games

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NSG : From High jumper in Primary to Sprinter in Sec school!

by Circle News, on Apr 1, 2021 5:14:21 PM

NSG : From High jumper in Primary to Sprinter in Sec school!

(TeamSG Youth Sprinter, Lim Yu Hng) By Raj Kumar Current Team Singapore youth sprinter Lim Yu Hng was previously from Bedok View Secondary School. And his years of competing in …

Topic: Inspirational Stories | National School Games

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National School Games makes welcomed return after 1-year absence

by Circle News, on Mar 31, 2021 8:09:26 AM

National School Games makes welcomed return after 1-year absence

(Defending Table Tennis Champions Raffles Institution won 5 of 6 titles at the 2019 NSG campaign. Photo Credit : Raffles Photographic Society) By Chia Han Keong It may not have …

Topic: Sports News | National School Games

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Balestier Tigers stun leaders Albirex with 0-0 draw!

by Circle News, on Mar 22, 2021 4:35:23 PM

Balestier Tigers stun leaders Albirex with 0-0 draw!

(Photo Credit :Albirex Niigata Singapore FC) By Marvin Gold The pre-match interviews revealed two teams who knew each other very well and had a clear idea of their strategy for …

Topic: football | singapore premier league | Sports Feature

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Hougang United come from behind to deal the Eagles, a shocking big defeat!

by Circle News, on Mar 18, 2021 3:15:23 PM

Hougang United come from behind to deal the Eagles, a shocking big defeat!

(HGFC Photo Credit : Football Association of Singapore) By Marvin Gold Last night in Round 2 of the Singapore Premier League, Hougang United FC bounced back from their opening day …

Topic: football | Sports Feature

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5 hidden gems to visit this school holidays with GameOn Nila!

by Circle News, on Mar 17, 2021 12:00:52 PM

5 hidden gems to visit this school holidays with GameOn Nila!

Looking for something fun to do with your friends and family this March School Holidays? Why not try GameOn Nila! – a game where you can hunt down QR codes …

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Inaugural Inclusive Sport Conference 2021 :  President Halimah encourages persons with disabilities to play sport regularly

by Circle News, on Mar 16, 2021 4:10:20 PM

Inaugural Inclusive Sport Conference 2021 :  President Halimah encourages persons with disabilities to play sport regularly

(Left to Right: Mr Ho Cheng Kwee, Honorary Secretary of Singapore Disability Sports Council, Mr Toh Boon Yi, Deputy Chief Executive (National Movement), SportSG, President Halimah Yacob, Mr Edwin Tong …

Topic: Inspirational Feature | Media Releases

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Opening remarks by President Halimah Yacob at the Inclusive Sport Conference 2021

by Circle News, on Mar 16, 2021 2:58:44 PM

Opening remarks by President Halimah Yacob at the Inclusive Sport Conference 2021

(President Halimah Yacob as the Guest-of-Honour at the Inclusive Sport Conference on 16 March @SportSG Auditorium) Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law …

Topic: SportCares | VIP Speeches

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19 Goals scored in Rd 1 of the Singapore Premier League!

by Circle News, on Mar 15, 2021 12:49:14 PM

19 Goals scored in Rd 1 of the Singapore Premier League!

(Geylang Int'l Photo credit : Football Association of Singapore) By Marvin Gold It was a fantastic start to the 2021 AIA Singapore Premier League, with a whopping tally of 19 …

Topic: football | Sports Feature

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Final Countdown to the 2021 SPL Season!

by Circle News, on Mar 13, 2021 12:53:36 PM

Final Countdown to the 2021 SPL Season!

By Marvin Gold All 8 clubs are in action this weekend for the opening round of the 2021 AIA Singapore Premier League. So let's take a brief look at the …

Topic: football | Sports Feature

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Samuel Kang wins DYMON Asia SGSquash circuit #1 main event, to kick off the annual squash season

by Circle News, on Mar 10, 2021 11:32:20 AM

Samuel Kang wins DYMON Asia SGSquash circuit #1 main event, to kick off the annual squash season

Aaron Liang (Black Top) and Samuel Kang batting in the grand final The 2021 squash calendar kicked off with the DYMON ASIA SGSquash Circuit #1 at the Kallang Squash Centre …

Topic: squash | Sports Feature

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Building a cohesive society by supporting our artists & athletes to bring people together

by Circle News, on Mar 8, 2021 9:30:43 PM

Building a cohesive society by supporting our artists & athletes to bring people together

Introduction Thank you Mr Chairman, and I thank members that have spoken. I will address some cuts here and my colleagues from the Ministry will take the others. Sir, making …

Topic: Sports Feature | COS2021

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SG's No 2 Lynelle Lim : The STO & the upcoming KTC serve as a major inspiration for local tennis fans and players

by Circle News, on Mar 3, 2021 10:22:58 AM

SG's No 2 Lynelle Lim : The STO & the upcoming KTC serve as a major inspiration for local tennis fans and players

(Artist’s impression of an aerial view of the future Kallang Tennis Centre) By Lynelle Lim As compared to other countries, tennis has never been a big thing here in our …

Topic: Tennis | Sports Feature

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STO Review - The Highs, Lows and the Surprise packages!

by Circle News, on Mar 2, 2021 12:32:13 PM

STO Review - The Highs, Lows and the Surprise packages!

By Dillon Lim The US$300,000 Singapore Tennis Open came to an end last Sunday, after a week of high quality tennis at the OCBC arena. We saw a first time …

Topic: Tennis | Sports Feature

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Shaheed Alam : Singapore pulled off a truly world-class tennis event in under 4 weeks!

by Circle News, on Mar 1, 2021 11:18:15 AM

Shaheed Alam : Singapore pulled off a truly world-class tennis event in under 4 weeks!

By Shaheed Alam In the last seven years, tennis has hit Singapore’s shores in a tremendous way! Seeing the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour Finals from 2014 to 2018 hosted …

Topic: Tennis | Inspirational Feature

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STO 2021 Champion Alexei Popyrin : This 1st ATP Tour title victory is for my Family!

by Circle News, on Feb 28, 2021 6:59:34 PM

STO 2021 Champion Alexei Popyrin : This 1st ATP Tour title victory is for my Family!

(Alexei Popyrin) (By Dillon Lim) The second grand final scheduled for play on Day 7 at the Singapore Tennis Open is the coveted Men’s Singles battle. 250 lucky fans gathered …

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Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen win STO Doubles Final in convincing fashion, for their 5th ATP Tour title!

by Circle News, on Feb 28, 2021 4:38:05 PM

Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen win STO Doubles Final in convincing fashion, for their 5th ATP Tour title!

(Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen) By Dillon Lim After nearly a week of intense action, it was time for the Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles finals on Day 7 of …

Topic: Tennis | Sports Feature

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NextGen stars Bublik and Popyrin to meet on ATP-Tour level for 1st time in STO grand final!

by Circle News, on Feb 27, 2021 10:18:59 PM

NextGen stars Bublik and Popyrin to meet on ATP-Tour level for 1st time in STO grand final!

(Alexander Bublik) By Shaheed Alam In the last match of the penultimate day of the ATP 250 Singapore Tennis Open, the OCBC Arena witnessed Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik and Moldova’s Radu …

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NextGen Aussie star Popyrin remains on course for history, after 3rd seed Cilic crashes out in STO semis!

by Circle News, on Feb 27, 2021 7:18:02 PM

NextGen Aussie star Popyrin remains on course for history, after 3rd seed Cilic crashes out in STO semis!

(Alexei Popyrin) By Dillion Lim On Day 5 of the Singapore Tennis Open on Centre Court, 3rd seed Marin Cilic of Croatia took on Australian youngster, Alexei Popyrin, in the first …

Topic: Tennis | Sports Feature

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STO Dbls 4th seeds Ebden and Smith set up clash against top-ranked Belgians in final!

by Circle News, on Feb 27, 2021 4:17:56 PM

STO Dbls 4th seeds Ebden and Smith set up clash against top-ranked Belgians in final!

(Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith) By Dillon Lim Spectators were allowed to attend the Singapore Tennis Open for the very first time at the OCBC Arena today. A maximum of …

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STO 3rd seed Cilic holds off tough Korean challenge to reach the semis!

by Circle News, on Feb 26, 2021 9:30:25 PM

STO 3rd seed Cilic holds off tough Korean challenge to reach the semis!

(Marin Cilic) By Dillon Lim The third Men’s Singles quarter-finals of Day 5 at the Singapore Tennis Open saw the 8th seed, Kwon Soon-woo (ranked 81) take on the 3rd …

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Au Revoir Mannarino as STO Top seed is taken down by Albot in QF!

by Circle News, on Feb 26, 2021 8:56:28 PM

Au Revoir Mannarino as STO Top seed is taken down by Albot in QF!

(Radu Albot) By Lynelle Lim Fighting for a spot in the semi-finals of the Singapore Tennis Open, the Centre Court at the OCBC Arena saw Radu Albot and top seed …

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Australian sensation Popyrin storms into STO semi-finals after close victory over compatriot, Ebden

by Circle News, on Feb 26, 2021 6:05:25 PM

Australian sensation Popyrin storms into STO semi-finals after close victory over compatriot, Ebden

(Alexei Popyrin) By Lynelle Lim In a battle of the Australians on Day 5 of the Singapore Tennis Open, wildcard Matthew Ebden (ranked #316), went up against his compatriot and rising …

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STO Dbles Top Seeds Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen, have a date with destiny in Sunday's grand final!

by Circle News, on Feb 26, 2021 3:48:20 PM

STO Dbles Top Seeds Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen, have a date with destiny in Sunday's grand final!

(Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen) By Dillon Lim The first Doubles semi-final kicked things off on Day 5 of the Singapore Tennis Open on Centre court. Top seeded Belgian duo, …

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S'pore's No 1 Shaheed Alam : I will train even harder and aim to play professionally on the ATP Tour!

by Circle News, on Feb 26, 2021 9:39:55 AM

S'pore's No 1 Shaheed Alam : I will train even harder and aim to play professionally on the ATP Tour!

(Photo Credit : Shaheed Alam) By Shaheed Alam The ongoing US$300,000 Singapore Tennis Open is the highest level of Men’s professional tennis in a while. There's been a great deal …

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STO Top seed Mannarino, books his spot in the last 8, after defeating huge serving Marcora!

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 10:15:30 PM

STO Top seed Mannarino, books his spot in the last 8, after defeating huge serving Marcora!

(Adrian Mannarino) By Lynelle Lim In the second last match on day 4 of the Singapore Tennis Open, top seed Adrian Mannarino from France (whose rank is #35), went up …

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STO 2nd seed Millman in shocking Rd of 16 exit, no thanks to wildcard, Ebden!

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 8:17:28 PM

STO 2nd seed Millman in shocking Rd of 16 exit, no thanks to wildcard, Ebden!

(Matthew Ebden) By Shaheed Alam Day 4 of the Singapore Tennis Open saw two Australians on court for the 2nd time in their respective ATP Tour careers. It was the …

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STO 6th seed Albot saved 3 match points to stop German underdog Hanfmann

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 6:59:10 PM

STO 6th seed Albot saved 3 match points to stop German underdog Hanfmann

(Radu Albot) By Lynelle Lim Eyeing a spot in the quarterfinal at the Singapore Tennis Open, Yannick Hanfmann looked to cause an upset against Moldova’s Radu Albot, who is the 6th …

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STO 3rd seeds Bambridge & Inglot fend off huge comeback to stay alive!

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 4:46:11 PM

STO 3rd seeds Bambridge & Inglot fend off huge comeback to stay alive!

(Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot) By Dillon Lim The 3rd doubles quarterfinals took place on Court 1 on Day 4 of the Singapore Tennis Open at the OCBC Arena. And …

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STO Top Dbls pair of Vliegen and Gillé struggle to reach the last 4!

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 4:02:33 PM

STO Top Dbls pair of Vliegen and Gillé struggle to reach the last 4!

(Joran Vliegen and Sander Gillé) By Dillon Lim The first match of Day 4 of the Singapore Tennis Open saw the Top seeded Belgian pair of Joran Vliegen and Sander Gillé, …

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Popyrin triumphs in battle of the NextGen stars to reach STO QF!

by Circle News, on Feb 25, 2021 9:42:25 AM

Popyrin triumphs in battle of the NextGen stars to reach STO QF!

(Alexei Popyrin) By Lynelle Lim For the last match on Day 3 of the Singapore Tennis Open, the Centre Court at the OCBC Arena saw 20-year-old wildcard Adrian Andreev (ranked …

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STO 4th seed Bublik inflicts devastating defeat upon Çelikbilek in Rd of 16

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 10:55:57 PM

STO 4th seed Bublik inflicts devastating defeat upon Çelikbilek in Rd of 16

(Alexander Bublik) By Shaheed Alam In the night session of Day 3 of the Singapore Tennis Open, the OCBC Arena saw Turkey's Altuğ Çelikbilek go up against Alexander Bublik, to vie …

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STO Dbls 4th seeds Ebden and Smith advance to QF after straight sets win

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 10:23:33 PM

STO Dbls 4th seeds Ebden and Smith advance to QF after straight sets win

(Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith) By Dillon Lim The final match of Day 3 on Court 1 at the Singapore Tennis Open, saw the 4th seeded Australian duo of Matthew …

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STO 5th seed Nishioka eases into QF stage, after taking down big serving American, Maxime Cressy!

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 8:43:30 PM

STO 5th seed Nishioka eases into QF stage, after taking down big serving American, Maxime Cressy!

(Yoshihito Nishioka) By Lynelle Lim On Day 3 of the action on Court 1 at the Singapore Tennis Open, Maxime Cressy of America (ranked #156) looked to battle for a spot …

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STO 3rd seed Marin Cilic bags his first win of 2021!

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 8:12:55 PM

STO 3rd seed Marin Cilic bags his first win of 2021!

(Marin Cilic) By Dillon Lim In the 2nd singles match on Centre Court on Day 3 of the Singapore Tennis Open, Croatian 3rd seed Marin Cilic, opened his campaign against …

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STO 8th seed Soon-woo eliminates tough American challenge to reach 2nd Rd

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 7:36:32 PM

STO 8th seed Soon-woo eliminates tough American challenge to reach 2nd Rd

(Kwon Soon-woo) By Shaheed Alam Day 3 of the Singapore Tennis Open sees Korea’s Soon-woo Kwon and America’s Thai-son Kwiatkowski battle it out on Court One for a place in the …

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STO Dbls 3rd seeds Bambridge and Inglot cruise into the QF

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 5:01:05 PM

STO Dbls 3rd seeds Bambridge and Inglot cruise into the QF

(Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot) By Dillon Lim Day 3 of the Singapore Tennis Open saw the pairing Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann and Australia’s John Millmann face off against the 3rd …

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Cerretani & Shamasdin reach STO QF, with a masterclass performance

by Circle News, on Feb 24, 2021 11:01:12 AM

Cerretani & Shamasdin reach STO QF, with a masterclass performance

(James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin) By Rehmat Nohal Veteran doubles pair James Cerretani of the USA and Adil Shamasdin of Canada took on youngsters Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan and Marc Polmans …

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STO Dbls Top seeds Gillé & Vliegen deliver sterling performance to reach QF!

by Circle News, on Feb 23, 2021 7:47:04 PM

STO Dbls Top seeds Gillé & Vliegen deliver sterling performance to reach QF!

(Sander Gillé & Joran Vliegen) (By Lynelle Lim) The American pair of Evan King (ranked #134 in doubles) and his partner Hunter Reese (ranked #129), looked to cause a major …

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STO 6th seed Radu Albot clings on to victory, after surviving a scare from doubles specialist, John-Patrick Smith!

by Circle News, on Feb 23, 2021 5:47:15 PM

STO 6th seed Radu Albot clings on to victory, after surviving a scare from doubles specialist, John-Patrick Smith!

(Radu Albot) By Lynelle Lim On Day 2 at the Singapore Tennis Open, Australian qualifier, John-Patrick Smith ranked #306, took on the 6th seed of the tournament, Radu Albot of Moldova …

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Martinez & Hernandez took down 2nd seeds Bopanna & McLachlan in STO Rd of 16 !

by Circle News, on Feb 23, 2021 3:41:31 PM

Martinez & Hernandez took down 2nd seeds Bopanna & McLachlan in STO Rd of 16 !

(Luis David Martinez from Venezuela and David Vega Hernandez) By Dillon Lim On Day 2 of the Singapore Tennis Open, Luis David Martinez from Venezuela and David Vega Hernandez from …

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5th seed Nishioka survives strong American challenge to reach STO Rd of 16

by Circle News, on Feb 23, 2021 9:11:11 AM

5th seed Nishioka survives strong American challenge to reach STO Rd of 16

(Yoshihito Nishioka) By Lynelle Lim In the last match of Day 1 of the main draw at the Singapore Tennis Open, American Michael Mmoh, (ranked 178) faced the 5th seed …

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NextGen star Popyrin takes down

by Circle News, on Feb 22, 2021 10:44:48 PM

NextGen star Popyrin takes down "gentle giant" Eubanks to reach STO 2nd Rd

(Alexei Popyrin) By Dillon Lim In the first round of the Singapore Tennis Open, American Christopher Eubanks (ranked 240), faced Australia's Alexei Popyrin, (ranked 114) for a spot in the …

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Bulgarian wildcard Andreev sends STO 7th seed Harris packing!

by Circle News, on Feb 22, 2021 8:41:27 PM

Bulgarian wildcard Andreev sends STO 7th seed Harris packing!

(Adrian Andreev) By Lynelle Lim Kicking things off on Day 1 of the main draw at the Singapore Tennis Open at the OCBC Arena, the centre court saw the 7th …

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Taro Daniel sets up 1st-time clash with 3rd seed Marin Cilic in STO!

by Circle News, on Feb 22, 2021 7:14:57 PM

Taro Daniel sets up 1st-time clash with 3rd seed Marin Cilic in STO!

(Taro Daniel) By Dillon Lim In the first round of the Singapore Tennis Open main draw, Taro Daniel of Japan, ranked 120, took on India's Ramkumar Ramanathan (ranked 200) at …

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STO Player Profiles : Kwon Soon-woo & Alexander Bublik

by Circle News, on Feb 22, 2021 11:09:55 AM

STO Player Profiles : Kwon Soon-woo & Alexander Bublik

(Kwon Soon-woo & Alexander Bublik) By Rehmat Nohal Alexander Bublik, is a Russian-born tennis professional who's representing Kazakstan on the ATP Tour. And he's now in the Lion City as …

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STO Player Profile : John Millman

by Circle News, on Feb 21, 2021 8:49:05 PM

STO Player Profile : John Millman

By Rehmat Nohal John H. Millman, also known as "The Mailman", is the 2nd seed at the inaugural Singapore Tennis Open, and ranked 39th in the world. He reached a career-high …

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Smith ends spirited fightback by Jaziri to reach main draw of STO

by Circle News, on Feb 21, 2021 7:31:54 PM

Smith ends spirited fightback by Jaziri to reach main draw of STO

(John-Patrick Smith) By Shaheed Alam In the second round of the qualifying match of the Singapore Tennis Open, the OCBC Arena saw the likes of Australian John-Patrick Smith and Tunisia's …

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STO Player Profile : Marin Cilic

by Circle News, on Feb 21, 2021 3:15:18 PM

STO Player Profile : Marin Cilic

By Shaheed Alam Hailing from Krstine, Međugorje, a town in Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is Croatia’s No. 2 professional tennis player, Marin Čilić. Towering at a height of …

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STO Player Profiles : Luke Bambridge & Dominic Inglot

by Circle News, on Feb 21, 2021 9:26:52 AM

STO Player Profiles : Luke Bambridge & Dominic Inglot

(Luke Bambridge & Dominic Inglot) By Dillon Lim Dominic Inglot is a British professional tennis player, born in London. He is 34 years-old and is currently ranked 60 by the …

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Tough STO Openers for Singapore's top tennis players

by Circle News, on Feb 21, 2021 1:51:10 AM

Tough STO Openers for Singapore's top tennis players

By Rehmat Johal Home favorite Shaheed Alam kicked off his maiden ATP level match at the OCBC Arena earlier this afternoon in the first round qualifying match of the Singapore …

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STO Player Profiles : Rohan Bopanna & Ben McLachlan

by Circle News, on Feb 20, 2021 12:14:25 PM

STO Player Profiles : Rohan Bopanna & Ben McLachlan

(Ben McLachlan and Rohan Bopanna) By Lynelle Lim Rohan Bopanna is a 41-year-old professional tennis player from India, who is currently ranked #38 in doubles by the ATP Tour (Association …

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Singapore Tennis Open 2021 - All You Need to know

by Circle News, on Feb 20, 2021 9:31:39 AM

Singapore Tennis Open 2021 - All You Need to know

Tournament Details When is the Singapore Tennis Open held? Singapore Tennis Open will be held between 20 to 28 February 2021. Qualifying Rounds will be on 20 and 21 February …

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STO Player Profile : Yoshihito Nishioka

by Circle News, on Feb 19, 2021 6:23:30 PM

STO Player Profile : Yoshihito Nishioka

By Lynelle Lim Yoshihito Nishioka is a 26 year old professional tennis player from Japan who turned pro in 2014. He is currently ranked #58 by the ATP Tour and …

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STO Player Profile : Adrian Mannarino

by Circle News, on Feb 19, 2021 5:16:41 PM

STO Player Profile : Adrian Mannarino

By Dillon Lim Adrian Mannarino is a French professional tennis player, born in Soisy-sous-Montmorency. He is 32-years-old and is currently ranked 35 by the ATP Tour with a career high …

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Tatsuma Yoshida to continue to train Lions with contract extension

by Circle News, on Feb 5, 2021 2:35:53 PM

Tatsuma Yoshida to continue to train Lions with contract extension

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has announced that Tatsuma Yoshida will continue to serve as the Men’s National Team Coach until December 2022. Tatsuma Yoshida. Photo: FAS Tatsuma, 46, …

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The Story of Tan Hwee Hock (16 Aug 1929 - 26 Jan 2021)

by Dr Nick Aplin, on Feb 5, 2021 11:00:41 AM

The Story of Tan Hwee Hock (16 Aug 1929 - 26 Jan 2021)

(Tan Hwee Hock) His first experience of swimming took place at the Fort Canning Pool, which was a YMCA facility. This was during the years leading up to World War …

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Updated 29 January: Advisory For Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”)

by Circle News, on Jan 29, 2021 5:18:10 PM

Updated 29 January: Advisory For Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”)

We’re doing our best to keep this page up-to-date in the days and weeks to come, so do check back for the latest information. Alternatively, you may check in with …

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Farewell to Water Polo Icon, Tan Hwee Hock

by Circle News, on Jan 27, 2021 3:48:42 PM

Farewell to Water Polo Icon, Tan Hwee Hock

He embodied the values of excellence, camaraderie, leadership, passion and drive, both in his professional life as a PE Specialist/Coach, and in his sporting career as a Team Singapore athlete …

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ONE Championship holds first live event of the year at Singapore Indoor Stadium

by Gary Yang, on Jan 25, 2021 8:44:29 AM

ONE Championship holds first live event of the year at Singapore Indoor Stadium

ONE Championship has officially kicked off its 2021 season on 22 Jan 2021. The world’s largest martial arts organisation held its first live event of the calendar year – ONE: …

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SMBC Singapore Open to return in 2022

by Circle News, on Jan 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SMBC Singapore Open to return in 2022

The organisers of the SMBC Singapore Open have announced that the next edition of the tournament will take place in January 2022. The US$1 million event, jointly sanctioned by the …

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Swimming towards his goal, one stroke at a time

by Gary Yang, on Jan 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Swimming towards his goal, one stroke at a time

Perhaps this was his calling and he was always meant to be in the pool, doing what he does best. Jeremiah Liauw was only three years old when he first …

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Team Nila volunteers spread joy at SPD’s Day Activity Centre

by Gary Yang, on Jan 19, 2021 2:17:35 PM

Team Nila volunteers spread joy at SPD’s Day Activity Centre

Our Team Nila volunteers have been putting themselves out and about amidst the ongoing pandemic and they do not look to be slowing down at all as we begin the …

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Exercising safely with high intensity workouts

by Dr Cheah Si Oon, on Jan 18, 2021 11:04:56 AM

Exercising safely with high intensity workouts

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has gained popularity globally, promising to burn more calories and increase fitness in a shorter time. [1,2] Building more muscles also helps to increase the …

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SSA appoints new national head coach for water polo

by Circle News, on Jan 18, 2021 10:21:17 AM

SSA appoints new national head coach for water polo

Following the announcement of Paul Oberman as the new Technical Director for water polo, the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has added another key component in their bid for regional water …

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Fencing: Singapore Junior Challenge 2021

by Circle News, on Jan 12, 2021 6:18:51 PM

Fencing: Singapore Junior Challenge 2021

Photo: Fencing Singapore The Singapore Junior Challenge 2021, which took place at the Singapore Sports Hub from 8 to 10 January, provided a platform for junior fencers aged 13 to …

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Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund to support promising athletes

by Circle News, on Jan 12, 2021 3:21:03 PM

Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund to support promising athletes

What is the Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund for Athletes? The new “Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund for Athletes” is a fund to support promising athletes who represent Singapore, but who are …

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Singapore Swimming Association hires Paul Oberman as Water Polo Technical Director

by Gary Yang, on Jan 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Singapore Swimming Association hires Paul Oberman as Water Polo Technical Director

The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has hired a Technical Director (TD), Paul Oberman, for Water Polo - a new position that will enable the SSA to implement its plan for …

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More support for young athletes amidst pandemic with SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship

by Circle News, on Jan 11, 2021 10:00:33 AM

More support for young athletes amidst pandemic with SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship

The ongoing pandemic has halted many local and international sports competitions and this has affected the selection criteria for the application of the Scholarship. Benchmarks at such competitions would usually …

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Theresa Goh : My thoughts on 2021 and the year that just passed

by Circle News, on Jan 10, 2021 12:10:16 PM

Theresa Goh : My thoughts on 2021 and the year that just passed

(Photo by Flona Hakim/SNPC) By Theresa Goh "Eh, how can you retire without asking us first?” I remember having this conversation with a Grab driver recently and I couldn’t help …

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Updated 24 December: Advisory For Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”)

by Circle News, on Dec 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM

Updated 24 December: Advisory For Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Three (“Safe Nation”)

We’re doing our best to keep this page up-to-date in the days and weeks to come, so do check back for the latest information. Alternatively, you may check in with …

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Looking back at 2020 and what it meant for SG Sports

by Circle News, on Dec 21, 2020 11:12:21 AM

Looking back at 2020 and what it meant for SG Sports

By C.Kunalan The first thought that came to my mind after hearing about the ‘Circuit Breaker’ was: “Oh goodness! What are our athletes going to do about training for the …

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Keeping fit safely amidst the pandemic with the Singapore Fitness Festival

by Circle News, on Dec 9, 2020 4:27:10 PM

Keeping fit safely amidst the pandemic with the Singapore Fitness Festival

As we gradually return to our favourite sporting activities, the priority is to ensure that everyone does so in a safe manner that does not endanger public health. That may …

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Gabriel Quak named SPL Player of the Year

by Gary Yang, on Dec 8, 2020 4:47:27 PM

Gabriel Quak named SPL Player of the Year

L-R: Keiji Shigetomi, Gabriel Quak and Saifullah Akbar with the night’s top awards. Photo: FAS Gabriel Quak has come a long way since he started his professional career with the …

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New and safe ways to play amidst the COVID-19 situation

by Circle News, on Dec 7, 2020 9:54:00 AM

New and safe ways to play amidst the COVID-19 situation

Over the recent weekend, ActiveSG, in partnership with Foot Locker, organised The Playoffs, a 2v2 basketball tournament. Photo: Foot Locker Siglap Basketball Club’s Shayan and Teo Yung Juen, both 17, …

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