#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Fans set to return to live sport in Singapore

Into the Matrix on Oct 30 at the Indoor Stadium comes three weeks after One's previous closed-door fight at the same venue. If it goes smoothly, the Covid-19 measures in place will herald the return of spectators at live sports events in the Republic
Into the Matrix on Oct 30 at the Indoor Stadium comes three weeks after One's previous closed-door fight at the same venue. If it goes smoothly, the Covid-19 measures in place will herald the return of spectators at live sports events in the Republic.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong explains on ST's #GameOfTwoHalves podcast, how MMA organisation’s Into The Matrix event on Oct 30 is also a national test for the return of fans back to live events.
One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong explains on ST's #GameOfTwoHalves podcast, how MMA organisation’s Into The Matrix event on Oct 30 is also a national test for the return of fans back to live events.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 106: Fans set to return to live sport

19:26 mins

Synopsis: Every Tuesday, The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points.

This week, Money FM's Rachel Kelly and ST sports correspondents Sazali Abdul Aziz welcome One Championship chief executive officer Chatri Sityodtong to talk about his mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation’s Into The Matrix event on Oct 30, which will herald the return of spectators at live sports events in the Republic.

They discuss the following:

1. When and how the decision was made to include spectators (3:37)

2. Whether being under the microscope as a pilot project is stressful (8:28)

3. What fans can look forward to at Into The Matrix (16:01)

4. This week’s Game of Two Halves Moments of the Week (17:59)

Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (msazali@sph.com.sg) & Rachel Kelly (rachelk@sph.com.sg)

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Edited by: Nadiah Koh and Muhammad Firmann

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