Hey peeps, my name is Sean Lee and I’m the Young Ambassador for Singapore! I am 19 this year and I am currently completing my final year in Singapore Polytechnic, doing a double diploma in Business Information Technology and Psychology. I am a national sailor and have represented Singapore for competitions like World Championships, Asian Games and South East Asian Games. My best achievement so far is winning the team event and best performing country at the IODA Optimist World Championship in 2006. I am currently sailing the 470, and my aim is to make it for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. I was currently from the Singapore Sports School and I am very interested in all sports simply because sports make people happy and also provide many opportunities to make friends from all cultures.
My sailing career started when I was just a little kid at the age of seven. I didn’t like the sport at first because it forced me to be alone at sea. But as I sailed more often, I began to like the sport, enjoying a different environment out at sea compared to being on land. It’s been 12 years of sailing for me now and through these years I have learnt so much about the world through travelling. I also had many opportunities to give back to the community through my sport and have also become a much better person. I have previously helped out in raising money to help out victims in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, and also for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake.
Through my experiences, I have learnt so much. That’s why I am really excited to be appointed as the Young Ambassador for Singapore, so that I can share all that I’ve got from my career with the elite young athletes from my country.
I see my role as a Young Ambassador to be a mentor for the athletes, not only to guide them whenever they need support, but to also help them to become better people through sports. The Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence have so much meaning to them, of which I could share with the athletes. I would mainly be focusing on the cultural and educational part of the Youth Olympic Games as the programme provides these young and promising athletes with life skills that are also very useful in becoming a world class athlete. I hope that these Youth Olympic Games will really be an amazing experience for all the athletes and I will do my best to make sure that happens!