Sports world: Applications open for SOF-Peter Lim award

Applications open for SOF-Peter Lim award

The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) is inviting aspiring athletes to apply for the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship from today until Jan 29 on its website (

The scholarship, started in 2010 by Singaporean billionaire philanthropist Lim and the SOF, aims to provide financial assistance to young athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds and help them pursue sports excellence.

Loh & Lau's 6th spot is S'pore's best finish

LANGKAWI • Loh Jia Yi and Matthew Lau's sixth place (out of 33) in the boys' 420 event was Singapore's best result at the International Sailing Federation Youth Sailing World Championships, which ended yesterday.

Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo finished 11th (out of 24) in the girls' 420 event. In the boys' Laser Radial, 2014 Youth Olympic champion Bernie Chin was 29th (out of 66).

Overall, Singapore ranked 18th among 77 teams.

Neville not managing for the long haul

LONDON • Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville is not targeting a long-term career in management and says he is "relaxed" about how long he stays at the helm of Spanish side Valencia.

The England assistant coach made a surprise move to Valencia last month to take up his first managerial post until the end of the season, but insists his future lies in other projects.


Coaching is not Ronaldo's cup of tea

MADRID • World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has claimed he will "live like a king" once his playing career comes to an end, but has ruled out a move into coaching when he hangs up his football boots.

The Portuguese Real Madrid star is the world's third-highest paid athlete, according to American business magazine Forbes, with an annual income just shy of US$80 million (S$113.5 million).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe