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23 Mar 2021
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23 March 2021

Singapore Olympic Foundation

The Singapore NOC has announced that, 70 years after first creating a water polo dynasty in Singapore, the famous Tan family is building on its legacy with a USD 500,000 donation to the sport. Spearheaded by Olympian Tan Eng Liang, the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Tan Family Water Polo Fund will develop young athletes and groom elite players. The Fund was launched at the Our Tampines Hub, in the presence of Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong and IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang. The donation is eligible for one-to-one matching by the Government under the One Team Singapore Fund. Full details here.

01 February 2021


The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) presented the 2019 IOC Trophy “Sport and Sustainable Architecture” to Our Tampines Hub (OTH) on 21 December. Chris Chan (l. in photo), Secretary-General of the SNOC, presented the Trophy to OTH Senior Director Suhaimi Rafdi (centre). They were joined by IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang (r.). Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first and largest integrated community and lifestyle hub that brings together multiple agencies to offer a comprehensive and diverse range of services, programmes and facilities. Full info here.

30 October 2020


Peter Gilchrist (cue sports) and Cherie Tan (bowling) were named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2020 at the Singapore Sports Awards ceremony, organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council and Sport Singapore. The awards honoured the most deserving individuals and teams in sport from the past year, and celebrated those who helped shape Sporting Singapore. The NOC President, Tan Chuan-Jin, was the guest of honour at the event and presented the awards in the various categories, with the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Edwin Tong. More details here.

22 may 2020

The Singapore NOC announced that this year, 289 youth athletes representing 32 sports will receive the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship. Athletes from road cycling, ice hockey, jiu-jitsu, softball and water polo will also feature in the high performance under-18 category for the first time. Traditionally, the Scholarship recipients will attend a ceremony to receive their awards – particularly so as the Scholarship hits a 10th year milestone. In these times of the Covid-19 outbreak, celebrations will be muted and the ceremony, like many others, will not be held so as to comply with the Government’s social distancing measures. In 10 years, 2,930 scholarships have been awarded to athletes from 54 sports. More info here.

02 september 2019

Ben Tan

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has announced that Ben Tan (see photo) has been appointed Chef de Mission for Team Singapore at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Tan, a gold medallist in sailing at the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games, competed in the Laser event at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996. In 2005, he was named Chair of the first SNOC Athletes’ Commission, and was elected SNOC Vice-President in 2018. He has been part of the Singapore Sailing Federation since 2002. Tan has a background in sports medicine and currently serves as Chair of World Sailing’s Medical Commission. More details here.

15 july 2019

Singapore National Olympic Council
The 2018 IOC “Olympism in Action” Trophy has been awarded to Singapore philanthropist Peter Lim (2nd from right in photo) in recognition of his important contribution to sport and the community.  He was presented with the Trophy by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat (3rd), in the presence of IOC Executive Board member Ser Miang Ng (right), during the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship awards ceremony. This year, 280 student-athletes in 44 sports from 83 schools will receive scholarships for under-18-year-olds. More details here on the Singapore National Olympic Council website. Mr Lim has pledged to continue supporting young Singapore athletes for another 10 years from 2021 to 2030, and will also  start a new community project focused on helping children from less privileged backgrounds, to help them reach their potential. More details here.

08 july 2019

Singapore Olympic Foundation
On 29 June, more than 1,500 participants gathered at the Kallang Practice Track and Singapore Sports Hub to celebrate Olympic Day, which this year was organised in conjunction with the Singapore Tennis Festival. The participants walked alongside Olympians such as C. Kunalan (athletics), Ajit Singh (hockey) and Tao Li (swimming). Ser Miang Ng, IOC Executive Board member and Chairman of the Singapore Olympic Foundation, got the walk underway at the National Stadium. He was joined by Angelita Teo, who will become the new director of The Olympic Museum in Lausanne in October; Chiang Hock Woon, Deputy Chief Executive of Sport Singapore; and Jessie Phua, Tan Eng Liang, Edwin Lee and Chris Chan, members of the Executive Committee of the Singapore National Olympic Council. More info on

27 may 2019

Singapore NOC

Joseph Schooling (swimming) and Martina Veloso (shooting) were named, respectively, sportsman and sportswoman of the year for 2019 at the Singapore Sports Awards ceremony, organised by the NOC of Singapore and Sport Singaport. The awards honour the most deserving individuals and teams in sport from the past year. The NOC President, Tan Chuan-Jin, was the guest of honour at the event and presented the awards in the various categories. More details here.

01 april 2019

Singapore NOC

Team Singapore gymnast Tamara Ong received a sports scholarship from the NTUC FairPrice Foundation in recognition for her gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Eighteen athletes represented Team Singapore in ten sports in Buenos Aires, and returned with one gold medal, one national record and five personal best performances. As she is currently studying and training in Melbourne (Australia), Ong was represented by Karen Norden, General Manager of Singapore Gymnastics, who received the scholarship from Seah Kian Peng, the Chief Executive of NTUC FairPrice and Director of the Singapore Olympic Foundation. The ceremony was held in the presence of Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and Singapore NOC President, Chef de Mission Tao Li, and the rest of the Singapore contingent. More info here.

27 July 2018


Tan Chuan-Jin (see photo) was re-elected as the President of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) at its Annual General Meeting in June. He will be serving his second term as President until 2022. Four vice-presidents were also elected to the Executive Committee: Milan Kwee, Benedict Tan, Tan Eng Liang and Jessie Phua. More details here about the full composition of the NOC’s Executive Committee.

23 July 2018

Singapore National Olympic Council

Joseph Schooling (swimming) and Feng Tianwei (table tennis) were awarded the titles of Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year in Singapore’s annual sports prize awards. The awards ceremony, organised by the NOC of Singapore, is intended to reward the most deserving individuals and teams of the year. NOC President Tan Chuan-Jin, the guest of honour, presented the prizes along with Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. More details here.

11 June 2018

Singapore Olympic Foundation

The NOC of Singapore reports that 269 student-athletes from 30 sports received the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF)-Peter Lim Scholarship, with a number of Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games aspirants among the recipients. The scholarships will go towards covering their sport- and school-related expenses. The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, was the guest of honour at the ceremony. She was joined by two special guests – Joseph Schooling, Olympic swimming champion and scholarship recipient in 2012, and Koji Murofushi, Olympic and world champion in the hammer throw and current Sports Director for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Ser Miang Ng, Chairman of the SOF and IOC Executive Board member, was also in attendance. More info on and

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