Sports

Bonus for able-bodied, disabled athletes to be same announced Macau government

The government will combine the two regulations for sports incentive awards into one, Sports Development Board (ID) President Jose Tavares said on Wednesday. Tavares, also the vice-chairman of the government-appointed Sports Commission, made the remark after a meeting of the consultative body, at Macau Dome in Cotai. Currently, the government gives bonuses to local athletes … Continue reading "Bonus for able-bodied, disabled athletes to be same announced Macau government"

20 Aug, 2015

Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge

Macau, China, 15 May – Luis Sa Silva, Angolan-born Macau resident, is going to race for the Asia Racing Team in the Asian Formula Renault (AFR), officials from the team announced. The Formula Renault 2.0 race starts on the weekend of 23 and 24 May with two races on the Shanghai circuit in China. The … Continue reading "Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge"

15 May, 2015

Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist, from SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam won the F3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara/Mercedes on Sunday in 24m 52.619s. Rosenqvist also won last year´s F3 Macau Grand Prix. Second in line was Monaco born, Charles Leclerc (Gap 0.503s) in a Dallara/Wolkswagen followed by British Alexander Sims (Gap 2.701s) in … Continue reading "Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

22 Apr, 2015

Macau marathon dominated by Kenyan runners

Kenya’s Julius Kiplimo Maisei, won the 42.195 – kilometre Macau Marathon on Sunday  with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes and 45 seconds. Maisei, that also won last year Macau marathon was 2 seconds faster than his compatriot Dominic Kangor Kimwetich. After the race he said that he would return for next year Macau … Continue reading "Macau marathon dominated by Kenyan runners"

9 Dec, 2014

Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao produced a destructive and explosive performance in the early hours of Sunday morning, knocking down Chris Algieri six times on the way to an overwhelming points victory at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Even though Pacquiao was unable to record was would have been his first knockout in more than five years, the … Continue reading "Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in unanimous decision"

24 Nov, 2014

Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP

This year’s only Formula 3 driver from Macau, 18-year-old Andy Chang Wing Chung, completed his first ever Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 race Sunday finishing 19th out of 21 drivers who qualified, and he is already planning to return next year to finish in the Top 10. Chang, who has been competing in kart racing … Continue reading "Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP"

17 Nov, 2014

Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swede Felix Rosenqvist, in Dallara Mercedes, won today the Intercontinental Cup in the FIA Macau Grand Prix Formula 3. Rosenqvist benefited from an accident on the first lap at the San Francisco bend just after the hotel Lisboa. Due to the accident, which threw out the race several drivers, including Tom Blomqvist and Esteban Ocon, … Continue reading "Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Stuart Easton came back to the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday after a four-year absence, storming to victory from start to finish in a dominant display for his fourth win( 2008-2010). The pole starter led throughout aboard his Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki, taking his fourth victory in the event by some 14 seconds though … Continue reading "Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying

Tom Blomqvist claimed provisional pole position for the Macau Grand Prix as he headed Antonio Giovinazzi in a Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team one-two. Blomqvist was at the top of the times for most of the session, with he and Giovinazzi moving further clear of the opposition with four minutes remaining. Although Giovinazzi trimmed the … Continue reading "Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying"

14 Nov, 2014

GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race

All the about 200 cars and motorcycles racing in the Macau Grand Prix this weekend will have to pass a noise test, a new rule imposed by the Grand Prix committee this year based on the standard set by the FIA to control the impact of noise on local residents. Initial noise tests began yesterday. … Continue reading "GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race"

11 Nov, 2014

Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix

The government urged the public Thursday not to use their cars but take public transport so as not to make traffic worse during the four-day Grand Prix event next week where many roads will be blocked for motor-racing while meter parking spaces and roadside parking in off-peak hours near the circuit will be temporarily suspended. … Continue reading "Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix"

7 Nov, 2014

Grand Prix chief says 1/3 of budget goes to safety

Macau Grand Prix Committee Co-ordinator João Manuel Costa Antunes said Wednesday that the budget for this year’s motor-racing event will be about 199 to 200 million patacas, stressing that about a third of the budget will be spent on safety measures.   Antunes made the remarks during a press conference at the Macau Fishersman’s Wharf … Continue reading "Grand Prix chief says 1/3 of budget goes to safety"

9 Oct, 2014

Japan won Pool I of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with three victories

Japan outshined Asian rivals China 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 28-26) to end play in Pool I of the Intercontinental Round of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Macau Forum on Sunday. The full house crowd at the Macau Forum were treated to a spectacle as both teams showed no signs of fatigue after … Continue reading "Japan won Pool I of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with three victories"

18 Aug, 2014

61st Macau Grand Prix to be held on Nov 13-16

The government-appointed Macau Grand Prix Committee (MGPC) announced Tuesday that the 61st Macau Grand Prix will be held on November 13-16 with an overall budget of about 190 million patacas. MGPC Co-ordinator Joao Manuel Costa Antunes made the announcement at a press conference to reveal details of the annual motor-racing contest. After the press conference … Continue reading "61st Macau Grand Prix to be held on Nov 13-16"

16 Jul, 2014

Grand Prix aims to reduce noise to 115 decibels

The Macau Grand Prix Committee (CGPM) said Tuesday it aims to reduce the noise levels produced by the vehicles to no more than 115 decibels. CGPM Sporting Subcommittee Chong Coc Veng made the announcement during a press conference about the 61st Macau Grand Prix in November. The press conference, co-hosted by the committee’s Co-ordinator João … Continue reading "Grand Prix aims to reduce noise to 115 decibels"

16 Apr, 2014

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming beat Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming took the next step towards a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau’s Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted … Continue reading "Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming beat Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym"

24 Feb, 2014

Rios fails drug test after Macau bout: reports

Former lightweight champion Brandon Rios, who agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for his November 23 welterweight showdown with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao in Macau, failed his post-fight drug test, according to reports by ESPN, Latino Post and other media. Rios, who lost a shutout decision in a ‘noncompetitive’ fight with … Continue reading "Rios fails drug test after Macau bout: reports"

19 Dec, 2013

North Korea´s Kim Mi-Gyong wins women´s Macau marathon

North Korea’s Kim Mi-Gyong won the 32nd Women’s Macau International Marathon Sunday, clocking up 2:36:32 hours and winning US$20,000. The 22-year-old made her international marathon debut in Macau in 2011, finishing tenth with a time of 2:38:36 hours. Kenyan runners Purity Kangogo Kimetto and Matebo Ruth Chemisto finished in second and third place, coming in … Continue reading "North Korea´s Kim Mi-Gyong wins women´s Macau marathon"

2 Dec, 2013

Singhu wins Macau Open Badminton

India’s rising shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the women’s singles title at the Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold Tournament on Sunday. Sindhu, 18, who is the top seed for the event, beat world No.30 Li Michelle of Canada 21-15, 21-12 in just 37 minutes in the title clash. Sindhu, who was bestowed the Arjuna award … Continue reading "Singhu wins Macau Open Badminton"

2 Dec, 2013

Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios em Macau

Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision early Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his winning ways after consecutive losses. Returning to the ring after almost a year’s absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on the scorecards at The … Continue reading "Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios em Macau"

25 Nov, 2013