Thursday, October 22, 2009

Showdown of Champions KL 2009 - Russia vs. Asia!

Anna Kournikova, the ambassador of the event

RUSSIAN tennis stars Elena Dementieva and Maria Kirilenko will take on Zheng Jie of China and Sania Mirza of India in a "Russia v Asia" clash at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Dec 19-20.

The tentative format of play is one doubles on the first day and two singles matches the next day.

This is the first time WTA Tour players will play an exhibition in Malaysia as the previous two years featured ATP stars.

Elena Dementieva

World No 5 Elena is a seasoned campaigner on the tour, having won 16 WTA titles and also the gold medal in last year's Beijing Olympics while Maria, who was World No 18 last year, is a rising star.

Maria Kirilenko

Zheng Jie's prowess is in doubles and her most memorable year was in 2006 when she and Yan Zi won two Grand Slam titles (Australian Open and Wimbledon).

This year, she created history by becoming the first China player to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Sania Mirza

Sania, who won the mixed doubles gold with Leander Paes in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, has won one singles and eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour.

Zheng Jie

The exhibition is also a nice introduction to the Malaysian Open Classic, a new event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour calendar, to be hosted in Kuala Lumpur next February.

Tourism Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen will launch the Russia v Asia match at the Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur today and joining her will be former star Anna Kournikova, the ambassador of the event.- NST

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

31 August 1989 - The day to remember in Malaysian Football history!

31 August 1989... the last time Malaysia won the football GOLD was in Sea Games, Kuala Lumpur 1989.

31 August 1989... The Final between Malaysia & Singapore was held @ the Stadium Merdeka at 7.30 p.m, just before the Closing Ceremony, Sea Games KL89. A capacity crowd of over 40,000 spectators withnessed a thrilling match which ended with Malaysia winning the GOLD medal with a score 3 - 1. The closing part of the first half and the whole of the second half was played in heavy rain.

31 August 1989... Malaysia (GOLD) Singapore (Silver) Indonesia (Bronze)

The 1989 Football Malaysian Tigers

Dato' Ahmad Basri (Team Manager)... and my heroes Azizol Hj. Abu Haniffah.. kejor yeop kejor!

Subadron Aziz... Dollah Salleh... Zainal Abidin Hassan!

Champions in the rain...!

Won the Cup... Medals... and Bunga Telur...!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Penamaan Gelanggang Utama Pusat Skuasy Negara - ARENA NICOL DAVID

Tahniah Dato' Nicol David

HARI ini, gelanggang utama di Pusat Skuasy Nasional, Bukit Jalil secara rasminya akan diabadikan dengan nama pemain nombor satu dunia, Nicol David, sebagai penghormatan atas sumbangannya menaikkan nama negara.

Six times an Asian champion, six times the Malaysian Sportswoman of the Year, four times a world champion and twice Asian Games gold medallist, Nicol is the shining star of Malaysian sports.

The decision of the cabinet to endorse the Sports Ministry's proposal to name the National Squash Centre main court after the Penang-born player tomorrow is proof of the country's appreciation of Nicol's achievements.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kongress Olimpik 2009

Road to Rio 2016!

Rio de Janeiro Elected As 2016 Host City

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOC’s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.