IOC awards South East Asian Games Federation and Singapore for the 28th SEA Games

Mr Ng Ser Miang (right in black), IOC Member on behalf of Dr Thomas Bach, IOC President, presenting the IOC President's Trophy to Mr Tan Chuan-Jin (centre) and Mr Lawrence Wong (left, in red).

17 Jun 2015

Singapore, 17 June 2015 – Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC Member in Singapore, on behalf of Mr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, presented the IOC President’s Trophy to Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, President of the South East Asian Games (SEA Games) Federation and Singapore National Olympic Council, at the Closing Ceremony of the 28th SEA Games. The 28th SEA Games attracted 7,000 athletes and officials from 11 countries to compete in 402 events in 36 sports.

Mr Tan was honoured for Singapore’s leadership of the SEA Games Federation, his active involvement in steering the Federation, and for making marked progress in several key missions to keep the SEA Games relevant and an important games in our South East Asian region. The Federation has successfully mustered the youth of the region together at the Games to celebrate friendship, harmony and the spirit of Olympism. This award symbolises IOC’s appreciation to all countries of the SEA Games Federation for participating in the SEA Games.

Mr Ng also presented the IOC President’s Trophy to Mr Lawrence Wong, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the 28th South East Asian Games Organising Committee for organising a successful 28th SEA Games. The Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee created an extraordinary, welcoming and safe Games for our athletes in South East Asia. This award symbolises IOC’s appreciation to the Government and people of Singapore for hosting a memorable 28th SEA Games.