Tag Archives: Foreign Athletes

WHY WE CHEER FOR JOSEPH SCHOOLING, NOT OUR PRC IMPORTS

Most of my friends were cheering for Singaporean Joseph Schooling for the Rio Olympics 100m Butterfly Swimming Semi-Finals. We were elated when he came in 1st in the second semi-finals this morning. He clocked the best time of 50.84 seconds. He has a chance to win our 1st Olympic Gold Medal.

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PINOY FT SPRINTERS WORE PHILIPPINES FLAG UPSIDE DOWN, PINOYS UPSET

Despite winning men's and women's 100m races on Tuesday, celebrations for the Philippines' 2 foreign sprinters was short-lived. To Filipino fans in the stadium, it became glaringly obvious that Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson both wore the Philippines flag upside down, with the red rather than the blue on top. According to Filipino websites, the country flag is only inverted when it is officially at war. No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the embarassing episode.

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PAP IS DESTROYING OUR SINGAPORE SPORTS CULTURE

Imagine again a time where young people play football at the void decks, badminton along corridors, sepaktakraw under the trees, children running telematches, teens taking to the sea on canoes and sailboats... Those were the days before these imports. The days that produced the likes of Fandi, Sundram, Zarinah Abdullah, Ang Peng Siong, Tan Howe Liang, Fatholmein Ali, Mardan Mamat, Jocelyn Yeo, Bennedict Tan... The days where sports was a lifestyle not just a medal spectacle...

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CALL ME RACIST, BUT I SUPPORT ISABELLE MORE THAN PRC PADDLERS

Call me a racist, a xenophobe, whatever you want. But I will only support our local table tennis player Isabelle Li. A little background on her: In SEA Games 2013 and 2014, Isabelle won 1st place for the Women's Team and 2nd place in the Women's Singles table tennis championships. She has won 3rd place consistently at the Asian Games Women's Team event for the past 2 years. In the World Team Cup 2013 and 2015, she was also placed 3rd for the Women's Team event.

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