Project 0812 names beneficiaries of $7 million funding for Beijing 2008 & London 2012
January 24, 2007 – Singapore National Olympic Council has announced the initial beneficiaries of its new $7 million funding program for elite athletes looking to medal at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. Through the new Project 0812 funding program, the 22 athletes from sailing, shooting, table tennis and badminton will be able to concentrate full-time on training for the Olympics.
Project 0812 plainly states the aspirations of the athletes chosen for the program: win medals and national glory for Singapore. Given their recent placements at the Asian and Commonwealth Games and other international ranking events, “these athletes are rated to be our best medal shots in the upcoming Games in Beijing,” said Teo Chee Hean, President of the Singapore National Olympic Council. Sailing alone accounts for 13 of the chosen athletes.
Trap shooter Lee Wung Yew already has taken a leave of absence from his teaching job at Innova Junior College to prepare for the 2008 Games. Lee’s talent has always been visible. He has won numerous awards for twice won the Sportsman of the Year Award.
Koh, Seng Leong
Lo, Man Yi
Teo, Wee Chin
Lee, Wung Yew