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
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
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, 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 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
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
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
The Venetian Macao announced yesterday that China’s top amateur boxer Zou Shiming will make his professional debut at the CotaiArena in April. No further details of the match were revealed. According to the announcement, the 32-year old two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time World Amateur Champion signed with Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum’s … Continue reading "China’s top boxer to make professional debut in Macau"
24 Jan, 2013
Macau Grand Prix coordinator , João Costa Antunes said Friday that safety will be top of the agenda as the Macau Grand Prix celebrates its 60th anniversary in November this year. “Safety is always our first priority,” said Antunes, who has been the MGP coordinator for the last 25 years. “I had a meeting with … Continue reading "Safety will be paramount, Macau Grand Prix chief guarantee"
7 Jan, 2013
Macau Sport Development Board (IDM) President Vong Iao Lek apologised Monday for the routing fiasco during Sunday’s Macau International Marathon when the runners were given wrong directions for the event’s routes. In a press briefing at the board’s headquarters, Macau Athletics Association (AAMC) Vice President Chan Pou Sin said that runners invited by the organisers … Continue reading "Marathon organisers apologise for race route fiasco"
4 Dec, 2012
British rider Michael Rutter in a Honda 1000 dominated this year’s late running of the 46th Motorcycle Grand Prix, leading from the first lap to the tenth and making a eight wins record-breaking in the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau. Due to poor weather the race was held over from Saturday to Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading "Rutter dominates for eighth win the 2012 Motorcycle Macau GP"
18 Nov, 2012
Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira died Thursday after a crash at the Guia circuit during qualifying for the 46th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, racing officials said. The 35-year-old Carreira from Lisbon crashed yesterday afternoon at Fisherman’s Bend. No other riders were involved in the accident. Organisers said two doctors went to the … Continue reading "Portuguese motorcycle rider dies in crash at Guia circuit"
16 Nov, 2012
Kickboxing champion Cung Le let his fists do the talking for once with a devastating one-punch knockout of Rich Franklin in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event in China on Sunday. Le’s win in the main event at Macau’s Venetian hotel takes him a step closer to a shot at the middleweight title but after … Continue reading "Cung Le knocks out Franklin at UFC Macau"
12 Nov, 2012
Transport Bureau (DSAT) Deputy Director Chiang Ngoc Vai said Thursday that road congestion during this year’s Macau Grand Prix was expected to be more severe than in previous years, urging people to abandon their cars and catch the bus instead during the four-day motor-racing event. Chiang made the comments during a press conference by the … Continue reading "Officials foresee severe traffic woes during Grand Prix"
9 Nov, 2012
The 2012 Kumpoo Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold, officially sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), will be held at the Macau Forum from November 27 to December 2. Kumpoo is a Japanese manufacturer of badminton equipment. It is the seventh year that the Badminton Federation of Macau has hosted the event, one of … Continue reading "Macau to host the 2012 Kumpoo badminton tournament"
5 Nov, 2012
The Macau roller hockey men’s squad Wednesday won the Asian Championship title for the fifth straight time, defeating India 6-3 in the final match. The Macau team won all their matches in the tournament, held in the Chinese city of Hefei, Anhui province. Macau beat the Australia, Taiwan and India. With this victory, Macau reached … Continue reading "Macau win Asian Championship title in roller hockey"
1 Nov, 2012
Gaganjeet Bhullar won Sunday the Venetian Macau Open title, his second title in less than a month. Bhullar finished with a birdie to sign off at 16-under 268, two shots clear of American Jonathan Moore, who had five birdies in his last five holes. Moore finished second, while Thitiphun Chuayprakong (70) of Thailand and Siddikur … Continue reading "Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Macau Open"
16 Oct, 2012
The budget for this year’s 59th Macau Grand Prix taking place from November 15 to 18 will be HK$160 million, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Wednesday. Costa Antunes said in a press conference that the 14 percent increase from last year’s HK$140 million was “normal” due to rising costs … Continue reading "59th Macau Grand Prix to cost HK$160 million"
11 Oct, 2012
The 2012 Venetian Macau Open teed off at the Macau Golf & Country Club in Coloane with ex-chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah, who is now a vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), officiating at the tee-off ceremony and some practice rounds Wednesday while the matches will run … Continue reading "Ex-CE presides over Macau Open tee-off ceremony"
11 Oct, 2012
China defeat Thailand in four sets (18-25, 25,20, 25-18, 25-19) on Sunday’ s game of group A of the “2012 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix” held in Macau between 8th and 10th. China finished the weekend with a 100 per cent record after wins over Argentina and Puerto Rico. Thailand took two victories to take … Continue reading "China wins Group A pool of the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Macau"
11 Jun, 2012