Sports

Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races

Macau, China, 7 Jun – China Nanhai Jiujiang team, a frequent winner of the annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races, has once again dominated the race this year, closing the three-day event Monday with another victory in the event’s 500 metre international race open category. Including Monday’s victory, the team has won the same race … Continue reading "Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races"

7 Jun, 2011

World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees

Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 May – The International Gymnastics Federation(FIG) has suspended Macau and 10 other countries for failing to pay dues to the sport’s ruling body. The governing body said the 11 are Cyprus, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Macau, Macedonia, Paraguay, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan, and Yemen. FIG rules bar the countries from organizing or competing in … Continue reading "World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees"

18 May, 2011

Ethiopia’s Nurelign wins Macau’s international marathon

Macau, China, 6 Dec – Ethiopia’s Tekeste Nekatibeb Nurelign and Wang Xueqin from the mainland won the men’s and women’s segments, respectively, of the 29th Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon Sunday. Nurelign reached the finish line in two hours, 16 minutes and 15 seconds, grabbing the men’s full marathon’s top prize of US$15,000 and an … Continue reading "Ethiopia’s Nurelign wins Macau’s international marathon"

6 Dec, 2010

Macau wins six medals at 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou

Macau, China, 29 Nov – Macau’s Choi Sut-Ian (R) won the bronze medal at the women’s 3m springboard diving final at the 16th Asian Games held in Guangzhou. Macau won six medals ( one gold, one silver and 4 bronze) in the games that closed Saturday. Macau’s athlete Paula Pereira Carion Thursday won the bronze … Continue reading "Macau wins six medals at 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou"

29 Nov, 2010

Paula Pereira Carion win bronze in Karate at the Asian Games

Guangzhou, China, 26 Nov – Macau’s athlete Paula Pereira Carion (R1) Thursday won the bronze medal on women’s + 68Kg in Karate at the 16th Asia Games in Guangzhou. It’s the fifth medal for Macau in the Asian Games. Wednesday Cheung Pui Si Wednesday won the bronze medal of the women’s individual kata karate and … Continue reading "Paula Pereira Carion win bronze in Karate at the Asian Games"

26 Nov, 2010

Macau wins two more bronze medals in karate at the Asian Games in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China, 25 Nov – Macau’s Cheung Pui Si Wednesday won the bronze medal of the women’s individual kata karate competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. Also Wednesday Macau’s Lei Kuong Cheong won the bronze medal in men’s +84KG karate games. It’s the forth medal for Macau in the Guangzhou Games. Veteran Wushu … Continue reading "Macau wins two more bronze medals in karate at the Asian Games in Guangzhou"

25 Nov, 2010

Stuart Easton win for the third year in a row the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 20 Nov – Stuart Easton cruises to a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory today, ahead of Michael Rutter, Jeremy Toye and Simon Andrews. Stuart Easton has won the 44th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix for the third year in a row after a commanding performance during the 2010 edition of the 6.2-kilometre street-racing … Continue reading "Stuart Easton win for the third year in a row the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

20 Nov, 2010

Rutter leads from the front in Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 19 Nov – The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place Saturday and after the first qualifying session, 12-times North West 200 winner Michael Rutter of Team of Paris-AXA Ducati is in provisional pole position with a lap of two minutes 25.245 seconds. Rutter sits two-tenths ahead of 27-year-old Stuart Easton who is riding … Continue reading "Rutter leads from the front in Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

19 Nov, 2010

Mortara Targets Second Macau Grand Prix Win

Macau, China, 19 Nov – Formula 3 Euro Series champion Edoardo Mortara is in Macau where he aims to take a back-toback victory. This weekend’s Macau Grand Prix is the most prestigious event on the junior single-seater calendar, where Formula 3 champions from around the world come to compete. Previous winners include Ayrton Senna, Michael … Continue reading "Mortara Targets Second Macau Grand Prix Win"

19 Nov, 2010

Jia Rui wins first gold for Macao at Guangzhou Asiad in Wushu

Guangzhou, China, 15 Nov – Veteran Wushu player Jia Rui wins Macau the first gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games in men’s Daoshu and Gunshu Combined on Sunday. Jia, 23, a silver medallist at the 2002 Doha Asiad, scored 19.61 points to win the champion for the broadsword and staff competition under the Taolu … Continue reading "Jia Rui wins first gold for Macao at Guangzhou Asiad in Wushu"

15 Nov, 2010

Macau at risk to lose Golf Open

Macau, China, 24 Aug – The Macau Golf Open 2010 is at risk to be cancelled, according to the South China Morning Post. The Sports Development Bureau has already taken it off the schedule on its official website. The failure to find a title sponsor and rising costs are the reasons for the end of … Continue reading "Macau at risk to lose Golf Open"

24 Aug, 2010

Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau Sports Development Board (IDM) Vice-President Jose Tavares said Tuesday he hoped that the finals for the annual Women’s World Volleyball championship could be moved to the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai next year, and the format would be altered to include more teams. "We are working towards … Continue reading "Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai"

11 Aug, 2010

China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals

Macau, China, 11 Jan –  World number one male table tennis player Ma Long from China defended his title at the seasonal final here on Sunday while his compatriot Guo Yan held on the champion in women’s singles either. According  to Xinhua News Agency it was the first time in the 14-year history of the … Continue reading "China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals"

11 Jan, 2010

ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Top table tennis players across the world will compete in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals slated from today until  January 10 in Macau, announced the Sports Institute. In both men’s and women’s singles, China remains as favourite for the top honor, as top-ranked Ma Long and No. 3 Ma … Continue reading "ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao"

7 Jan, 2010

Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu

Macau, China, 11 Dec – Macau’s Zhang Shaoling won Thursday the gold medal in the weightlifting 69kg women’s, ahead of world record holder Liu Chunhong of China, during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong. Macau’s Li Xua won a silver medal in Weightlifting 63 kg Women. Macau won already 12 medals ( 5 gold, … Continue reading "Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu"

11 Dec, 2009

Ukrainian Mykhaylo Iveruk wins 2009 Macau Marathon

Macau, China, 6 Dec – Ukrainian runner Mykhaylo Iveruk today won the 2009 edition of the men’s marathon in Macau with a time of 02:17:45, followed by Kenyan Micah Kipserem Chuma, six seconds later. Third place went to Kenyan Jusius Kibet Mebur with a time of 02:17:58. In the women’s marathon, ethiope Roman Gebre Gessese … Continue reading "Ukrainian Mykhaylo Iveruk wins 2009 Macau Marathon"

6 Dec, 2009

Macau athletes start competing at East Asian Games in HK

Macau, China, 4 Dec – Macau´s 159 athletes are taking part in 18 sports of the 5th East Asian Games, including, among others, basketball, swimming, badminton, bowling, indoor cycling and squash. The 2009 East Asian Games is held in Hong Kong until December 13, with a total of 262 events in a record 22 sports … Continue reading "Macau athletes start competing at East Asian Games in HK"

4 Dec, 2009

Italian Edoardo Mortara claims F3 Macau GP victory

Macau, China, 22 Nov – Italian driver Edoardo Mortara took a hard-fought victory in the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday after triumphing in a race-long duel with Signature team-mate Jean-Karl Vernay. The 22 year old Italian had started from third on the grid, but a good start allowed him to move past front-row starter Marcus … Continue reading "Italian Edoardo Mortara claims F3 Macau GP victory"

22 Nov, 2009

Gabriele Tarquini wins WTCC title in Macau race

Macau, China, 22 Nov – Italian driver Gabriele Tarquini (47) secured the 2009 WTCC driver’s title with a fifth-place finish in a second race in Macau today. Brazilian Augusto Farfus (26) was awarded the victory as the action was stopped after just eight laps following a massive crash involving Felix Porteiro, Franz Engstler and Andre … Continue reading "Gabriele Tarquini wins WTCC title in Macau race"

22 Nov, 2009

Stuart Easton wins again Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 21 Nov – Stuart Easton, the 26-year old British rider,  Saturday won the 43rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on a Honda 1000 on the 6.2-kilometre Guia Racing Circuit, considered one of the most difficult in the world. Easton also won the 2008 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix followed by two other British riders Michael … Continue reading "Stuart Easton wins again Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

21 Nov, 2009