14 May 2009

Singapore Olympic Pathway Programme for London Olympics

Pathway to 2012 Olympics@Straits Times

A NEW Olympic Pathway Programme (OPP) has been launched to provide focused support for Singapore's top athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.

Athletes who have the potential to win medals at the coming Games, or who show potential for significant achievement at the Games, will be considered for the Programme.

The first batch of athletes to be considered for the programme are paddlers Feng Tianwei, Wang Yuegu, Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu; swimmer Tao Li and shooter Jasmine Ser.

More athletes may be added to the programme when they meet the eligibility criteria.

Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministy of Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Ministy of Transport, will helm the OPP Steering Committee.

He said on Thursday: 'The OPP is an additional support mechanism to help our athletes push for Olympic success.

'We hope that this programme will provide more motivation for our athletes to fulfil their Olympic ambitions and realise our vision of developing a sports institute to groom more elite athletes.'

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