04 Aug '11, 9pm

More support for S'pore athletes at London 2012

SINGAPORE - At the 25th SEA Games in Laos two years ago, the Team Singapore Recovery Centre - dubbed "Singapore House" - was a star attraction that offered medical and sports science support to the Republic's athletes. It was modelled after a facility for Singapore's 25-strong contingent at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A similar number of athletes are expected to compete at the London Games next year, but this time the recovery centre will be three times bigger. Yesterday, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) said they have signed an agreement with the University of East London to base their 2012 centre at the institution's Stratford Campus, a five-minute drive from the Games Village. Bob Gambardella, SSC's chief of sports development group and Singapore Sports Institute, said the centre will play a critical role in Team Singapore athletes' performance. "We must ensure our ath...

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