Sports World: Four athletics events at National Stadium

Four athletics events at National Stadium

The National Stadium will host a variety of athletics competitions from April 28 to May 8, housing four events consecutively for the first time.

This comprises the Singapore Open, the final day of the Schools National Track and Field Championships, the Asia Masters Athletics Championships and the Active SG Athletics Fiesta.

The organisers are hoping to use the events to help drive public interest and participation in the sport, as well as promote active living.

Neuer to stay put at Bayern till 2021

BERLIN • Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the German champions until 2021, the club confirmed yesterday.

The 30-year-old Germany No. 1, who joined from Schalke five years ago, has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in Bavaria that includes a Champions League triumph in 2013 as part of a treble-winning season.


Jose to coach England in Unicef charity game

LONDON • Jose Mourinho's next managerial role has been revealed, with the Portuguese leading England against Claudio Ranieri's Rest of the World side, as the former Chelsea bosses clash at Old Trafford on June 5 in a charity match for Unicef.

Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea last December after a Premier League loss to Ranieri's Leicester City, will have Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce in the dug-out as his assistant.


Kane, Alli to skip awards ahead of game

LONDON • Harry Kane and Dele Alli are likely to miss the PFA Player of the Year Awards on Sunday, because of Tottenham's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion the following evening.

Kane is shortlisted for the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, while Alli features in the latter category, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is reluctant to allow his players a night off at such a crucial time of the season.


Swiss snowboarder dies during film shoot

LONDON • Swiss snowboarding champion Estelle Balet was killed in an avalanche on Tuesday, after a slab of snow broke away during a film shoot in Switzerland and swept her down a narrow, rocky slope.

Valais state police said in a statement that rescuers were able to free the 21-year-old double freeride world champion, who had been wearing special safety equipment, but she died at the scene.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe