Tag: SEA Games

Breakdown in communication between Mindef and parents led youngster Ben Davis to play for Thailand: SCMP

South China Morning Post says a “breakdown in communication” over mandatory national service resulted in Singapore’s great football hope Ben Davis joining Thailand instead of Singapore's football team for this year's Southeast (SEA) Games. The Hong Kong daily says an earlier tit-for-tat between Davis’ father,...

Unfazed by haze, Singapore’s athletes keep up SEA Games training

Singapore—Haze or no haze, the country’s premier athletes are busy getting ready for the upcoming SEA Games later this year. If needed, they will wear protective gear or move training to indoor venues, as they single-mindedly prepare for their athletic events. According to The Straits...

Soh Rui Yong files writ of defamation against Singapore Athletics in High Court

Singapore—Athlete Soh Rui Yong filed a defamation writ and statement of claim against Singapore Athletics (SA) in the High Court on the morning of September 11, Wednesday. This is the latest development in the contention between the national marathoner and SA, which stemmed from Mr...

Soh Rui Yong’s meeting with Singapore Athletics set for Friday, September 6—without Malik Aljunied

Singapore—Two-time SEA Games marathon winner Soh Rui Yong announced that Singapore Athletics (SA) has said it is willing to sit down with him regarding his concerns. Moreover, SA has agreed to respect Mr Soh’s wishes to meet without the presence of Malik Aljunied, SA’s...

SNOC to Soh Rui Yong: You had no issues with our subjective selection in the past

Singapore—The saga between marathoner Soh Rui Yong and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) is still being waged via lawyers from both parties. This time, the SNOC is reminding the marathoner that he never had problems with the subjective nature of selecting athletes in...

Marathoner Soh Rui Yong  says “No” to Singapore Athletics’ mediation offer

Singapore—The fight between multi-awarded marathoner Soh Rui Yong and Singapore Athletics (SA) still wages on, with the marathoner declining SA’s offer of mediation in the lasses round of legal letters exchanged between them. The ongoing battle started earlier this month, when the two-time SEA Games...

Soh Rui Yong turns down S’pore Olympic Council’s request to keep mum

Singapore—Marathoner Soh Rui Yong is continuing his fight against the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), writing another legal letter to the effect that he does not agree to SNOC's request to keep the matter between them a private one. Two-time SEA Games marathon winner Mr...

Soh Rui Yong’s birthday message—Everything that’s happened is a result of speaking the truth

Singapore — Back-to-back SEA Games winner Soh Rui Yong has been in the spotlight recently because of his exclusion from this year’s games, and his refusal to back down from the issue.  The marathoner did not make it to this year’s SEA Games because he “displayed...

Marathoner Soh Rui Yong rants against Singapore Athletics on social media

Singapore— Multi-awarded marathoner Soh Rui Yong, who was excluded from the country’s line-up of athletes for the SEA Games in the Philippines later this year, has taken to social media to continue his beef with Singapore Athletics. Mr Soh said on his Facebook page that...

Sports broadcasting: A fuzzy picture

By Michael Y.P. Ang Under Vision 2030, the Government's blueprint for sports development, a major target is to raise sports spectatorship and viewership to drive corporate sponsorship. The SEA Games offer the perfect platform to promote Singapore's athletes to a nationwide TV audience and whet Singaporeans'...