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Finalists for 2014 Singapore Sports Awards Announced

Singapore, 5 May 2014 – The Singapore Sports Awards (SSA) Selection Committees revealed the finalists of the 2014 Singapore Sports Awards nominees today. Organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), and supported by Tote Board, the Singapore Sports Awards honour the most deserving individuals and teams in sports for the year 2013.

The main awards selection committee was chaired by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs and President of the SNOC. Dr Tan Eng Liang, Vice President of the SNOC, chaired the selection committee for the Sportsboy/Sportsgirl awards while Mr Low Teo Ping, Vice President of the SNOC, headed the selections for the Best Sports Events awards (local and international). The Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year selection committee was led by Mr Jose Raymond, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Environment Council. The winners will be announced at the Singapore Sports Awards presentation ceremony on Saturday, 7 June 2014, at 7.00pm at Orchard Hotel.

For the main awards, the National Sports Associations were invited to nominate candidates for the awards following a set of guidelines for rating and eligibility criteria which consider factors such as the achievements of the nominees. The selection committees then selected the finalists and cast their votes via a secret ballot to determine the winners. The results will be tabulated by independent auditing firm KPMG for announcement on the day of the awards.

Of the 11 awards, eight were finalised by the SNOC. The finalists for the three awards, Best Sports Events of the Year awards for both local and international categories, and the Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year, were judged and managed by guidelines and criteria set by SportSG. At the awards ceremony, 36 meritorious awards will also be presented to 11 sports.

The award categories are:

  1. Sportsman of the Year
  2. Sportswoman of the Year
  3. Sportsboy of the Year
  4. Sportsgirl of the Year
  5. Coach of the Year
  6. Team of the Year (Event)
  7. Team of the Year (Team Sport)
  8. Sportsboy/Sportsgirl Team of the Year (Event)
  9. Best Sports Event of the Year (Local)
  10. Best Sports Event of the Year (International)
  11. Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year

At the awards ceremony, the SNOC will present the IOC Trophy to honour a prominent individual or organisation within the sporting community who has made significant contributions to sports. For 2013, the IOC presents the IOC Trophy with the theme – “150 Years, Pierre de Coubertin, Sport as a School of Life”.

“We have received many commendable nominations this year which made it an arduous task for the selection committees to finalise the list. It is heartening to see nominees who have consistently performed well making the list as well as new faces making their debut. I am sure the sport community will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners at this year’s Singapore Sports Awards,” said Mr Milan Kwee, Chairman of the 2014 Singapore Sports Awards Organising Committee.

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Enclosures
Annex A – Singapore Sports Awards 2014 Finalists

Media contact
Shu Fen Ho
Tel: 65 9793 8443
Email: media@snoc.org.sg

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