Monday, August 18, 2008

Olympic Medal Drought Ends After 48 Years

After almost half a century, Singapore has finally won in another Olympic event.

All three table-tennis players are China-born foreign talents. This begs the question: Can we depend on local talents to bring in the medals?

Afterall, in 1960, even Tan Howe Liang,

the first Singaporean to win an Olympic Games medal, was also born in Shantou, China in the 1930s.

The table-tennis team representing Singapore gets S$750,000 as reward for winning the Olympic silver medals.

That's S$250,000 for each player. After 20% deduction by Singapore Sports Council, each player gets S$200,000.


Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Wow! S$0.5M each! Hey! That's MY MONEY! I pay taxes! I pay ERP! I pay GST!

I can't be bothered if we never win any Olympic medals. These things are not important. I know the PM sounded quite angry when he said during the National Day Rally that Singaporeans complain too much. But I still want to complain. Tax us less! Olympic medal can eat one meh?

Monday, August 18, 2008 at 2:47:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

Hey, Lee Chong Wei should have played for Sgp. Malaysia only give RM300,000 for his silver medal feat. Oh well...

Lee is a Penang-born Malaysian.

Monday, August 18, 2008 at 5:01:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To LIS: I also want to complain against the ever-rising costs of living. That's the essence of what being a true blue Singapore heartlander is all about: Complain, complain and complain :p

To HS: Yaloh. Lee Chong Wei should have played for Singapore instead of Malaysia where the prize money is much lesser.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:31:00 AM GMT+8  

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