Sports happenings in Singapore (14-20 Aug)

The Singapore national women’s dragonboat team won a bronze medal in the DB12 200m event at the 16th IDBF World Championships in Thailand. The championships, which took place from 7 to 13 August, featured teams from 20 countries participating in over 250 events. The Singapore Dragon Boat Association’s national senior team was established in 2021 and is focused on excelling on the international stage. To support or sponsor the association, you can contact or visit their page. StarHub will stream all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which will take place from 8 September to 28 October. Sports+ customers can enjoy the matches at home or on the go through the StarHub TV+ box or TV+ app. The Rugby World Cup will feature 20 teams, including defending champions South Africa and world No.1 Ireland. The Singapore Under-22 men’s national football team has called up a squad of 26 players for centralised training in preparation for the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers in September. The qualifying games will be held in Vietnam from 6 to 12 September, and the U-22 team will play a series of friendlies before competing. The final squad of 23 players will be announced in early September. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has called for the election of the FAS president for the term of 2021-2025 at the 41st FAS Annual Congress on 23 September. Candidates must have played an active role in football for two of the last five years. Nomination forms can be collected at the FAS headquarters until 31 August. The second edition of the Cycle For Hope fundraising campaign by the Singapore Cycling Federation raised over $200,000 for the Singapore Cancer Society and SCF’s children academy. The campaign concluded with a leisure ride at the OCBC Arena Park, with Baey Yam Keng participating. The funds raised will be allocated to the beneficiaries and the development of SCF’s children academy. Former national swimmer Marc Tay, who was the first recipient of the Singapore Sportsboy of the Year award in 1978, passed away at age 63. Tay represented Singapore in swimming from 1973 to 1982 and achieved several accomplishments, including breaking the 56-second mark in the men’s 100m freestyle. Tickets for the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium, which will take place on 28 and 29 October, are on sale. The event will be held at a new street circuit in Suntec City and will feature a 90-minute race with cyclists from top professional teams. Fringe activities and a Kids’ Ride will also be available. Independent Reserve is sponsoring the inaugural World Corporate Golf Challenge in support of Community Chest. The event will be held on 6 September at Sentosa Golf Club and will feature up to 25 corporate teams from 15 companies. The winning team will represent Singapore at the World Corporate Golf Challenge Final in Tenerife, Spain.

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