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S'PORE MARATHONER SOH RUI YONG AIMS TO BREAK RECORD @ SUNDAY'S RELAY

Two-time gold medalist in the Southeast Asian Games marathon event Soh Rui Yong is attempting to add another milestone to his track and field career when he tries to break the 5,000m national record at the Flash Athletics Club annual Flash Relays to be held on Saturday, 7 October at the Bishan Stadium.

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SG MARATHONER INSISTS ATHLETES MUST HAVE CHANCE TO PROMOTE OWN SPONSORS

Singapore marathoner Soh Rui Yong disagreed with mainstream reports by insisting that there is a way for athletes to promote SNOC sponsors together with the own sponsors. "We need to get rid of the mentality that someone's gain always has to come at the expense of someone else".

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BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION ABRUPTLY STOPS PLAYERS FROM COMPETING, IS OUR SPORTS SCENE A JOKE?

An angry mother has complained about the Basketball Association of Singapore for abruptly pulling the U16 girls out of the competition. This is after many months of training amidst their N and O Level exams. Is the sports, the competition and the association just a joke?

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SINGAPORE NO LONGER A SIN, BUT IS NOW SGP

Finally, for the upcoming SEA Games, and any other international sporting events, Singapore will stop using the abbreviation "SIN" and instead use "SGP". About time too! We are always bounded by the words SIN, when representing Singapore in sports.

It is as if to say that when you are representing Singapore, you are a SIN. Even when Joseph Schooling created history by winning Singapore's first ever gold medal, he was representing SIN. Singapore have been using the SIN abbreviation since 1959. IOC, the international Olympic body, have finally approved Singapore's application to use SGP instead.

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LOCAL UNIVERSITIES TO ALLOW ARTS AND SPORTS TALENT JOIN THEIR ELITE RANKS

Good to know that even though Singapore places its values on grades, there are still avenues to get a place in our local universities if you are talented enough in your chosen field, such as the arts and sports. This will only encourage students that being creative and good in their other fields are also ways to get to that dream degree of theirs. After all, why should grades be the end all and be all for everything?

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