26 Nov '11, 3pm

National Games to bond Singaporeans

National Games to bond Singaporeans

SINGAPORE: Singapore's newest community-bonding sports initiative - the National Games 2012 - was launched on Saturday. The plan of the Singapore National Games is to mould society into one cohesive team through sports. National athletes and non-citizens like permanent residents and those with work passes can also take part, but they will be capped at 20 percent of team members. Dragon boating, football, bowling and athletics are among 10 events featured in the Games. Competition will be held at various venues like educational institutes, the Bedok Reservoir and the Singapore Sports School. The aim is to bring competition into the heart of the community. People Assocation's (PA) deputy chairman Mr Lim Swee Say said: "There's a saying that a family that eat together, stay together. And for us, in organising the Singapore National Games, we believe that Singaporeans who work...

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