Singapore’s Top Athletes Rewarded For Their Achievements At The 26Th Sea Games
The achievements of Singapore’s top athletes at the recent 26th SEA Games in Indonesia were celebrated at the Multi-million Dollar Award Programme (MAP) Presentation and Team Singapore Appreciation Dinner on 2 February 2012 at Raffles Town Club. In total, Team Singapore won 42 gold medals, 45 silver medals and 73 bronze medals.
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, and Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, presented $525,000 worth of awards to 78 athletes.
In all, 413 Team Singapore athletes competed in the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia from 11 to 22 November 2011. The medal haul of 160 medals secured the fifth position on the medal table, bettering the nation’s position of sixth at the 25th SEA Games in Laos.
The SNOC MAP is a financial incentive that rewards athletes who win medals at major games. The Tote Board and Singapore Pools have been the primary sponsors of the MAP awards since 1993.
For our contributions to the development of sports in Singapore, Tote Board and Singapore Pools were conferred the 2011 IOC Trophy – “Sports and Social Responsibility”. Click here for the story.