Sports

China’s top boxer to make professional debut in Macau

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

Safety will be paramount, Macau Grand Prix chief guarantee

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

Marathon organisers apologise for race route fiasco

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

Rutter dominates for eighth win the 2012 Motorcycle Macau GP

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 dies in crash at Guia circuit

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

Cung Le knocks out Franklin at UFC Macau

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

Officials foresee severe traffic woes during Grand Prix

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

Macau to host the 2012 Kumpoo badminton tournament

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

Macau win Asian Championship title in roller hockey

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 wins Macau Open

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

59th Macau Grand Prix to cost HK$160 million

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

Ex-CE presides over Macau Open tee-off ceremony

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 wins Group A pool of the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Macau

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

Chui urges community to put ‘desire’ of Macau joining IOC aside

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday that it would be better for the local community to put its long-standing “desire” of Macau becoming a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) aside. He made the appeal during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Assembly (AL). Two dozen lawmakers raised questions during the two-and-a-half-hour … Continue reading "Chui urges community to put ‘desire’ of Macau joining IOC aside"

27 Apr, 2012

China won the 20th Asia Championships Men Team Finals held in Macau

Macau, China, 27 Feb – Chinese players Zhang Jike, Ma Lin and Ma Long demonstrated strength in the 20th Asian Championships Men Team finals held Sunday in Macau. However, the Japanese players Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani and Kenta Matsudaira must be given credit for a wonderful job as they challenged the Chinese players in each … Continue reading "China won the 20th Asia Championships Men Team Finals held in Macau"

27 Feb, 2012

Kenyans win Macau Int’l Marathon

Macau, China, 5 Dec – Kenyans won the men’s and women’s 2011 Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon Sunday. Chemlany Stephen Kwelio, aged 29, won the men’s marathon, clocking up 2:12.49 hours. He finished second in last year’s local event. Maisei Julius Kiplimo of Kenya finished the men’s marathon in second place, clocking up 2:12.53 hours, while … Continue reading "Kenyans win Macau Int’l Marathon"

5 Dec, 2011

Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix

Macau, China, 20 Nov – Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella won a thrilling Macau Grand Prix on Sunday with the time of 42:17.099 making the most of a safety car restart to haul himself to the head of the field. Juncadella had been running fourth for Prema early on as pole position man German Marco Wittmann … Continue reading "Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix"

20 Nov, 2011

British Michael Rutter Makes Macau History with Seventh Win

Macau, China, 20 Nov – British Michael Rutter made Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix history Sunday by taking a seventh victory on the Guia street circuit, bettering the existing record he had shared with driver Ron Haslam since 2005. Second was Rutter’s team mate Martin Jessopp, with Ian Hutchinson on the Swan Yamaha 1000 making a … Continue reading "British Michael Rutter Makes Macau History with Seventh Win"

20 Nov, 2011

Rob Huff Wins Race as Muller Claims FIA World Touring Car Championship Title

Macau, China, 20 Nov – British driver Rob Huff won the final round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Macau on Sunday, but all eyes were on his Chevrolet team-mate Yvan Muller, from France,  who captured the drivers’ crown with a third placed finish Huff knew he needed to win the race to … Continue reading "Rob Huff Wins Race as Muller Claims FIA World Touring Car Championship Title"

20 Nov, 2011

German Marco Wittmann wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix qualification race

Macau, China, 19 Nov – German driver Marco Wittmann won the qualification race for the Macau Grand Prix on Saturday with a controlled drive at the head of the field, as the event finished under the safety car. The driver’s job from pole position was made easier when front row starter Portuguese Antonio da Costa … Continue reading "German Marco Wittmann wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix qualification race"

19 Nov, 2011