United States Sports Academy - Malaysia

Why can't the SEA Games have a core list of sports?

The SEA Games Federation met recently and the event list for the 2019 Games in the Philippines was announced. At present there are 30 sports scheduled to be contested in Manila. The 2017 Kuala Lumpur edition of the Games featured 38 sports. In the 2011 Games in Jakarta there were 44 sports. The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) is going to request that more sports be added for 2019, especially those where Malaysia did well during the KL Games. The burgeoning event list for the SEA Games raises two important issues regarding the cost of staging the event and the fairness of creating the sport list to suit the host's strength. Read more...


Some ideas for Malaysia's new sports minister

As a result of the recent election there is an air of expectation in Malaysia's sport world over what changes will occur in the near future. The new government is still organizing itself and as this is being written no minister for sport has yet been appointed so we want to suggest some ideas that the new minister might consider. Read more...


The daily mile: Can this simple yet brilliant idea help improve fitness at your school?

Overweight and obesity are bad news for children. Physically inactive youngsters are likely to remain that way as they age, eventually leading to a mostly sedentary lifestyle and the diseases that come with it. We can blame this on any number of things, too much TV, being glued to a smartphone, video games; it doesn't really matter what the cause is the problem is getting worse and children will grow up to be less healthy and live shorter lives than their parents because of this inactivity.

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