Saturday, December 12, 2009

Singapore not hosting SeaGames but can host YOG Games

Dec 13, 3:28 am, Masturbating Myself
> After much speculation resulting from the numerous delays to the
> construction of the $1.87 billion Sports Hub at Kallang, Singapore
> National Olympic Council (SNOC) secretary-general Chris Chan confirmed
> on Tuesday that Singapore will not be hosting the 2013 South East
> Asian (SEA) Games.

> And it is unlikely that we will host it in 2015 as well.

> Singapore’s hosting of the biennial SEA Games was to be used as the
> platform to showcase the world-class facility expected of the Sports
> Hub.

> But the continual postponement of the building of the Sports Hub, due
> to the increase in construction costs caused by the global financial
> crisis, has led to the authorities to decide to relinquish the hosting
> rights.

> Singapore hosted the SEA Games in 1973, 1983 and 1993.

> Why Sg can host the 205-member Youth Olympic Games (YOG) next year but
> not the 11-nation SEA Games in 2013 is a question that many find
> puzzling?

This is unbelievable. No Asean spirit!

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