Tag: Singapore sports

Billionaire Peter Lim to donate S$30 million for athletic scholarships and other youth initiatives

Singapore — In addition to his generous previous gifts to the Singapore Olympic Foundation, it was announced on July 3, Wednesday that billionaire Peter Lim will be donating a total of S$30 million for initiatives involving the country’s youth, especially athletes and those coming...

World Cup: Why some succeed and some fail

by Michael Y.P. Ang Countries around the world have jostled for global football supremacy 19 times since 1930, but only eight countries have achieved the ultimate success - winning the World Cup. Of the elite eight, a super-elite trio (Brazil, Italy, and Germany) have reached...

Why SIA chose F1 instead of S-League

By Michael Y. P. Ang As Formula One waves goodbye to the SingTel Grid Girls and welcomes the Singapore Girl, some within Singapore's sports fraternity may be wondering whether Singapore Airlines' decision to take over SingTel as the title sponsor of the F1 Singapore Grand...

Is govt-run S’pore football promoting social exclusion?

By Michael Y. P. Ang The Social Progress Index (SPI), using nearly 60 indicators, ranks 132 countries on their social advancement. The index shows that economic growth does not necessarily produce social progress. New Zealand tops the ranking despite its GDP per capita being less...

Potential game-changer at Sports Hub

By Michael Y. P. Ang Former national swimmer Oon Jin Teik will become the Sports Hub's chief operating officer in May, The Straits Times reported last Friday. I cannot think of a better person to direct operations at the hub. It is not because Jin Teik...