Sports World: IOC urges host cities to find 'unwavering' focus

IOC urges host cities to find 'unwavering' focus

TOKYO • Tokyo and other upcoming Olympic host cities must make an "unwavering commitment" to holding a successful Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged yesterday, as cost overruns plague the run-up to Tokyo's 2020 event.

"Organising the Olympic Games is an intensive process that requires creativity, discipline and collaboration with many stakeholders," IOC chief Thomas Bach said.


PVF-Vietnam defeat JDT to take junior title

PVF-Vietnam emerged victorious at the inaugural Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Under-15 International Challenge Cup after beating Johor Darul Ta'zim FC (JDT) 7-1 in the final on Sunday at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The National Football Academy Under-15 team beat the NFA Under-14s 4-3 on penalties, after a 4-4 draw, to claim third place.

Santos boss interested in Schweinsteiger

RIO DE JANEIRO • Santos coach Dorival Junior has said he held discussions with the Brazilian football club's board about the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

After 18 English Premier League appearances last season, the 32-year-old has not featured for United since Jose Mourinho took charge.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe