Tag Archives: Commonwealth Games

No Pride in 76% of Medals Won By Foreign-born Athletes

The Commonwealth Games have ended in Glasgow, Scotland. Singapore has won medals in 5 events at the Games – table-tennis, shooting, badminton, swimming, and gymnastics. The total number of medals given out for the five events is 38. Out of these 38 medals, 29 medals were won by foreign-born Singaporeans from different countries. This means Singapore-born athletes won only 9 medals.

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TONY TAN SHOULD STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS MONEY ON FRIVALOUS OVERSEAS TRIPS

It is a good show of support for our athletes but the question is whether if the support is necessary at all. From the article, it was not mentioned if the President will be having any official meetings during the trip. This makes the trip by the President somewhat like a pure waste of national resources. Assuming Mrs President travels as well, and accompanied by 3 staffing officers, the trip would cost at least $30,000. This is easily about the average income for a local family for a whole year. It is not as if Singapore cannot afford to pay for this trip, but is the money well spent?

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