I am so proud. Yesterday, my son partnered his 16-year old classmate from ACS(I) to emerge first in the junior section (under 18) of the National Kayak Marathon 2006. In the process, they beat several teams of older boys from the junior colleges.
So you can understand my disappointment when I could not find a single paragraph about the event in the 5 full pages of today's Straits Times Sports Section. They even had room for a lengthy report about the likely identities of 2 gay English Premiership footballers, but they cannot fine the space to report on a national level local sport event.
I wrote to them to complain but I doubt they will publish my letter.
The TODAY was slightly better. They had a report of the event with a photo of the male winners in the senior section. But nearly the entire report was devoted to the guest-of-honour's speech, with only 1 paragraph explaining the event towards the end. Right at the very end, there was 1 sentence giving the names of the male and female winners of the main event.
I think that if they want to promote sports excellence in Singapore, they should do more to encourage our young athletes as well as their parents.
Ideas@Work: Tapping Employee Ideas for higher Productivity - My book on Staff Suggestions Systems Ideas@Work: Tapping Employee Ideas for Higher Productivity (165 pages, 6” x 9”, perfect bound) is now available in Sin...