Sports world : Bayern to visit S'pore for friendlies

Bayern to visit S'pore for friendlies

Bayern Munich will play two games in Singapore in the coming off-season as part of their Asia summer tour.

The Bundesliga giants and reigning German champions will likely compete in the International Champions Cup (ICC), which will reportedly be held at the National Stadium in July.

An announcement about the ICC is expected to be made next month.

Local teen smashes U-14 records

Singapore swimming prodigy Zachary Ian Tan broke two national Under-14 records yesterday on day two of the Liberty Insurance National Time Trials.

He rewrote the 200m individual medley mark with a time of 2min 7.53sec, eclipsing the previous mark of 2min 10.84sec.

Zachary then lowered the 200m backstroke mark, clocking 2min 12.14sec to beat the previous record of 2min 13.26sec.

Bournemouth to face FA charge

LONDON • Bournemouth have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for a breach of its anti-doping regulations, English football's governing body said on Friday.

Bournemouth have been charged with a failure to comply over "whereabouts" rules designed to provide accurate details of training sessions and the location of players so they are available for drug testing at all times.

The Cherries have until Thursday to respond to the FA charge.


Gasol elected to players' body exco

NEW YORK • Six-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs claimed another honour on Friday when he was elected to the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee.

He joins Chris Paul (president), LeBron James (first vice-president), James Jones (secretary-treasurer), Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver (vice-presidents) on the executive board.


N. Korea to compete at 2018 Games

SEOUL • North Korea will send a team to next year's Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea, the country's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said.

North Korea have sent seven athletes to Japan for the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, which start today, and IOC member Chang Ung told reporters the nation would also be represented next year in Pyeongchang - Asia's first Winter Games outside Japan.


Purists take umbrage at bid slogan

PARIS • Guardians of the French language were up in arms on Friday after the French national Olympic committee adopted an English slogan - Made for Sharing - to back France's bid to host the Games in 2024.

The Academie Francaise, official custodian of the language of Moliere, said it was no better than a pizza advert, explaining that the slogan had already been widely used in publicity campaigns, mainly for selling pizzas and sweets.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 19, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe