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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

Lynn triumphs in tense Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (SPORTS)

British pilot Alex Lynn won the 2013 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, beating Portuguese António Félix da Costa in a tense encounter.   Barely more than a second covered the pair throughout the second half of the race, Lynn showing nerves of steel to take his first win in Macau at just his second attempt. … Continue reading "Lynn triumphs in tense Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (SPORTS)"

17 Nov, 2013

Ian Hutchinson won Motorcycle Macau Grand Prix.

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Ian Hutchinson won Saturday the 47th Motorcycle Macau GP. The Englishman fended off Michael Rutter and Gary Johnson to secure his first win at the 3.8-mile Guia Street Circuit. “It’s probably one of the most special wins I’ve ever had with what’s gone on in the last few years, but hopefully now I … Continue reading "Ian Hutchinson won Motorcycle Macau Grand Prix."

17 Nov, 2013

Portuguese champion prepares to defend title at Macau Grand Prix

Portuguese ace Antonio Felix da Costa will return to defend his title at next month’s 60th Star River Windsor Arch Macau Grand Prix thanks to a twist of fate. Da Costa’s name had originally been omitted from the Macau entry list, but now fills the shoes of fellow Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat, who is … Continue reading "Portuguese champion prepares to defend title at Macau Grand Prix"

31 Oct, 2013

Hend takes Macau Open as Els slips to third

Australian Scott Hend claimed victory at the Macau Open Sunday as the tournament’s star draw Ernie Els was forced to content himself with third place. On a day of drama in the $800,000 Asian Tour tournament, which also saw India’s Anirban Lahiri match the course record with an impressive nine-under-par 62, Hend capitalised on his … Continue reading "Hend takes Macau Open as Els slips to third"

21 Oct, 2013

350 drivers & riders to compete in diamond jubilee

A total of 350 drivers and riders from 38 countries and territories will be competing in the upcoming 60th Macau Grand Prix which is budgeted at 230 million patacas – the highest ever.   The 60th anniversary event has added two more days to the usual four-day motor racing competition, featuring 13 races this time. … Continue reading "350 drivers & riders to compete in diamond jubilee"

10 Oct, 2013

Govt vows to probe football age cheating

The Macau Sport Development Board (IDM) has announced that that it has invited “independent people”to probe alleged age cheating by local football officials. Before departing Macau on Friday to attend last night’s opening ceremony of the 6th East Asian Game in Tianjin, Acting IDM President Jose Fonseca Tavares told reporters that the bureau had questionedseveral … Continue reading "Govt vows to probe football age cheating"

7 Oct, 2013

Macau Kart GP to bring 100 racers from 9 countries

The Macau International Kart Grand Prix will take place between October 10 and 13 with 100 kart racers from 9 countries,  announced Thursday  the Automobile General Association Macao-China (AAMC) The organizer Automobile General Association Macao – China (AAMC) will work with The Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC) to bring the KZ kart competition to Macau. … Continue reading "Macau Kart GP to bring 100 racers from 9 countries"

27 Sep, 2013

Manny Pacquiao to make his 2013 debut in Macau

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxer, is ready to be back since taking a year off from boxing. “My desire to return to the ring and win is stronger than ever.” Pacquiao told  Xinhua after a press conference in Macau Saturday. As the only boxer who has won world titles in eight different weight divisions, Pacquiao … Continue reading "Manny Pacquiao to make his 2013 debut in Macau"

29 Jul, 2013

Indonesia’s team win Macau International Dragon Boat race

Indonesia’s National Team won Wednesday the 2013 Macau International Dragon Boat Race held at the Nam Van Lake. China Nanhai Jiujiang was second and  Philippines Army team third. In the Women’s Category China Nanhai Jiujiang won followed by the Indonesian and Philippines Army teams. Macau was 6th in the Open category and 5th in Women’s … Continue reading "Indonesia’s team win Macau International Dragon Boat race"

13 Jun, 2013

Grand Prix marks diamond jubilee with 230 million pataca budget

Some 230 million patacas will be spent on staging the Macau Grand Prix this year to mark its diamond jubilee with 13 races over two weekends in November, João Manuel Costa Antunes, co-ordinator of the Macau Grand Prix Committee, announced on Friday. During a press conference at the Tourism Activities Centre (CAT) in Zape, Costa … Continue reading "Grand Prix marks diamond jubilee with 230 million pataca budget"

8 Apr, 2013

Former Olympic champ Zou wins decision on pro boxing debut

China’s most successful boxer Zou Shiming won his professional boxing debut against Mexican teenager Eleazar Valenzuela on Saturday in Macau according to Xinhua News Agency. Zou, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, won a unanimous points decision – 40-36 – from three judges after a 15-minute four-round fight with his 18-year-old opponent. “I am happy to … Continue reading "Former Olympic champ Zou wins decision on pro boxing debut"

8 Apr, 2013