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  • Double home victory for Thai badminton players in the Toyota Open

    The National Stadium in Bangkok witnessed an electrifying display of badminton prowess as Thai players clinched two titles in the prestigious Toyota Thailand Open yesterday. Supanida Katethong, ranked 16th globally, stunned spectators by defeating China’s 7th-ranked Han Yue in a thrilling final to secure the women’s singles title. In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Supanida emerged victorious over…

  • Thai PM scores with legendary Liverpool stars in tourism boost

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin welcomed three legendary Liverpool players to the Government House of Thailand as part of a campaign to promote Thai tourism. It is well known among Thai football fans that PM Srettha is a big Liverpool fan and is obsessed with football, even inspiring him to write a book called Srettha and Sports. The 62 year…

  • Referee attack at Thai boxing match sparks sport integrity debate

    Chaos erupted at a traditional Thai boxing match when a controversial draw decision by the referee led to an assault on the official and the opposing sides. The incident, captured in a widely criticised video, has sparked a debate about violence and fairness in sports. Yesterday, a boxing match took the term fighting spirit too literally when the referee’s decision…

  • Playing foul: Thai MPs score controversy with illegal match stream in Parliament

    Pheu Thai Party MPs sparked controversy on Thai social media for watching yesterday’s Thailand versus South Korea football match on an illegal website, complete with gambling advertisements, during a parliament meeting. Football fans in Thailand rejoiced as the national team, commonly known as Chang Suek among Thais, managed to secure a 1-1 draw in their latest World Cup qualifying match…

  • Pattaya preps to tee off with Honda LPGA Thailand 2024 tourney

    Pattaya, Chon Buri is set to host the world-renowned Honda LPGA Thailand 2024 tournament. Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the event will feature 72 of the globe’s top female golfers, all vying for a total prize of US$1.7 million (62 million baht) from February 22-25. Honda has also promised a brand-new Honda Accord e:HEV, e:HEV RS variant,…

  • Greatest MMA fighter of all time, ‘The GOAT’ GSP, visits Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA

    In a first-of-its-kind event at Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA, two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre captivated an audience of approximately 203 attendees with his insights and expertise. The Q&A session, held on January 19, 2024, delved into overcoming fear and building confidence through martial arts as a way to deter bullying, how to use the Conor McGregor effect to bring…

  • Thai Prime Minister confident Liverpool will crush Manchester United 5-0

    Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday predicted he is confident his team Liverpool will beat Manchester United 5-0 at Anfield on Sunday. PM Srettha, a big Liverpool supporter, took part in a talk-in called Thais Ask, PM Answers, at the InterContinental Bangkok Hotel yesterday, December 12. During the discussion, reporters asked the PM to give his opinion on the upcoming…

  • Fatal car accident ignites fire in Ratchaburi: Driver unidentified

    A fatal incident claimed the life of a driver in Ratchaburi when his car collided with a bridge’s pier, igniting a fierce fire that could not be controlled in time. The horrifying event occurred around 2.40am today, on the Phetkasem inbound road in front of an industrial estate in Don Sai Subdistrict, Photharam District. The vehicle involved was an MG5…

  • Sheffield Wednesday FC’s Thai owner urges fans to help pay debt

    The Thai owner of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC) yesterday admitted that the South Yorkshire outfit is in financial crisis and urged SWFC’s fans to contribute 90 million baht (£2 million) to rescue the club from debt. Just last week, the Owls found themselves in a precarious situation, as the English Football League (EFL) imposed a registration boycott on the…

  • Thai-Ghanaian football player condemns racist Thai referee

    A half-Thai, half-Ghanaian Prachin Buri City football player condemned a racist Thai referee who allegedly called him a “ni**a!” The drama erupted after the match between Prachin Buri City FC and Pluakdaeng United FC on October 29. Prachin Buri City FC player Abdulkordiri Hamit, also known as Abdul, posted on his Pog Dul Facebook account what happened. “I can understand…

  • Chinese woman cycles 4,000 kilometres to Thailand from China to train Muay Thai

    A Chinese woman went viral on the Chinese social media platform Weibo when she embarked on a journey of cycling 4,000 kilometres from China to Thailand to train with famous Muay Thai boxer Sombat “Buakaw” Banchamek. Muay Thai has captured the imagination of others outside of Thailand recently, as highlighted in the case of a teenager in the United States.…

  • Follicle flare-up: Thai breakdancer seeks hair transplant amid balding battle

    A follically challenged Thai breakdancer has a hair-raising dilemma and only a hair transplant will resolve it after the sport’s rigorous demands made him go bald. Thai breakdancer Kantapon Rodsaart is looking for someone to sponsor a hair transplant after revealing the competition at the recent Asian Games made him lose his hair. Breakdancing made its debut at the Asian…

  • Tennis tantrum tamed: South Korean player apologises for unsportsmanship behaviour

    Petulant South Korean tennis player Kwon Soon-woo apologised to Thai tennis opponent Kasidit “Boom” Samrej and Thai sports fans for his unsportsmanlike, aggressive behaviour during their encounter at the 19th Asian Games in China. Thai tennis player Boom recorded an impressive victory over South Korea’s Kwon in the men’s singles match on Monday, September 25, at the Olympic Tennis Centre in…

  • Unseeded Thai triumphs, but sportsmanship takes a dive in Asian Games tennis showdown

    A recent Asian Games tennis match delivered an enthralling contest between an unheralded Thai player and a highly-ranked South Korean opponent but ultimately concluded with a display of poor sportsmanship. Thai tennis player, Boom Kasidit, emerged as the surprising victor, causing an upset given that Kwon Soon-woo is 112th in the world and was favourite for overall victory. The 25…

  • Thai women’s volleyball team clinch third Asian championship title in thrilling match

    The Thai women’s volleyball team won their third Asian championship title by defeating China 3-2. Police General Prawit Wongsuwan, leader of the Palang Pracharath Party and President of the Thai Olympic Committee, praised the team’s skills and determination. The tournament, officially known as the PPTV 22nd Asian Senior Est Cola Women’s Volleyball Championship, was held from August 30 to September…

  • Ring of legends: Buakaw and Saenchai to face off in unique BKFC Thai boxing match

    Legendary Thai boxers and best friends Sombat “Buakaw” Banchamek and Supachai “Saenchai” Saepong are set to step into the ring under a special rule for the 5th Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) Thailand – Legend of Siam. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4, at Royal Cliff Hotel Group in Pattaya. BKFC ASIA officially announced that…

  • Revolutionizing combat sports: Nick Chapman’s incredible journey in Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)

    In the electrifying arena of combat sports, where grit, strategy, and passion collide, few stories resonate as deeply as that of Nick Chapman, the CEO of Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) Asia. From his fearless foray as a fighter to his role as a referee and promoter, Chapman’s journey through bare-knuckle fighting has been nothing short of extraordinary. He climbed high,…

  • Manchester United, Buriram United top football favourites in Thai pre-season survey

    As the fervent anticipation for the 2023-24 football season begins to resonate amongst fans in Thailand, a recent survey divulges that Manchester United from the English Premier League, and Buriram United from Thai League 1, are the crowd favourites. This comes from a research study conducted by the renowned National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). The study, which ran between…

  • Samui Slam Volleyball tournament coming next month

    The Samui Slam Beach Volleyball Tournament & Training Camp will be held next month on the island of Koh Samui in the southern province of Surat Thani. It will run from September 18 to 24 at the stunning SEEN Beach Club on Chaweng Beach. Promising to be a thrilling sporting event, the Samui Slam is originated by organiser Biggs Island…

  • Match misfire: Thai Port president’s friendly tease leaves fans in limbo

    The president of Thai Port Football Club confused fans today when she announced that a friendly match between Leicester City and Thai Port was set to take place on Wednesday, July 26, only to state a few hours later that the match is on hold. Fans of Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City were left disappointed yesterday after the cancellation of…

  • Golf dreams dashed: Thailand’s rising star disqualified from US Women’s Open after 5-hole fiasco

    Thailand‘s Natthakritta Vongtaveelap endured a brief appearance at the US Women’s Open after the precocious golf star was disqualified after completing just five holes. The disqualification yesterday came as a result of her caddie using a rangefinder, which violated the local golf rule implemented for the championship, prohibiting the use of distance-measuring devices. While a single breach would have incurred…

  • Game over for Thailand? Political interference penalty puts FIFA ban in play

    A Move Forward Party (MFP) MP raised concerns about a potential ban on Thailand by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) due to political interference. This comes after Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan allegedly exerted pressure on the President of the Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand) to resign. The official Facebook page of FA Thailand announced on July…

  • Thailand’s FA bans two footballers for six months over SEA Games brawl

    UPDATE Thailand’s Football Association (FA) banned two Thai footballers from playing in national games for six months over the brawls that erupted during the men’s football final between Indonesia and Thailand at the SEA Games in Phnom Penh on May 16. The FA banned three staff members who stormed the pitch for an entire year, citing their lack of maturity.…

  • Thai woman sets new record at London Marathon

    A woman from Thailand who ran the London Marathon in the UK yesterday set a unique new Guinness World Record for “the fastest marathon dressed in Thai traditional dress.” The marathon runner, Shrinya “Dr Miyu” Kanchanasewi, is a 33 year old dentist based at Chao Phraya Hospital with a passion for running. Dr Miyu posted a photo on Facebook holding…

  • Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament boosts sports tourism

    With tourism back in full swing, a variety of diverse events and activities are taking place in tourism hotspots, offering variety to tourists and locals alike. Koh Samui recently hosted a successful volleyball tournament that organisers hope will boost sports tourism to Thailand. The 5th annual Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament took place from March 10 to 12, at the…

  • Thai woman wins World Women’s Snooker Championship

    A Thai woman has won the World Women’s Snooker Championship defeating her Chinese rival six frames to three. Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan competed at the Hi-end Snooker Club on Saturday night, becoming the second Thai woman to win the Women’s Snooker Championship. Last year, Mink Saraburi, another Thai player won the championship. But, Siripaporn defeated Mink in the semi-finals and went on…

  • Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament in March

    The 5th annual Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament is set to take place on the island of Koh Samui between March 10 and March 12. The event will be held at the Royal Muang Samui Villas on Choeng Mon Beach in the northeast corner of the island. The tournament was created in 2016 to cater to the increasing global interest…

  • European Super League a ‘wolf in granny’s clothing’

    The sports development company trying to resurrect the European Super League (ESL) has been accused of being a “wolf in granny’s clothing.” European sports development company, A22 Sports Management, is trying very hard to summon a phoenix from the ashes of the ESL after the original 12-club proposal in 2021 crashed and burned after European-wide protests against it. In an…

  • South American giants unite for joint bid to host 2030 FIFA World Cup

    Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay plan to make history as they come together to submit a joint bid to host the highly-anticipated 2030 FIFA World Cup. The 2030 tournament will mark 100 years since the first World Cup was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, making it a momentous occasion for the sport of football. At the Argentine Football Association headquarters in…

  • Gareth Bale impresses at Pebble Beach Pro-Am as Justin Rose wins for first time in 4 years

    Gareth Bale left his mark on one of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments on his pro-am debut at Pebble Beach which saw Justin Rose secure his first win in four years. The 42 year old Rose, who led the pro event by two shots, hit three birdies to card a six-under round of 66, making him the winner by…