02 Aug '12, 8am

The Olympics - might be a distant dream for any person but it's very much a reality at the Singapore Sports School.

The pinnacle of sporting excellence - the Olympics - might be a distant dream for any person but it's very much a reality at the Singapore Sports School. The school boasts of four Olympians so far, the most notable being Singapore's swim queen Tao Li. For the London 2012 games, eight athletes from the school were shortlisted by the Singapore National Olympic Council. Three - swimmers Tao Li and Mylene Ong and hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad - were selected. The wheels were put in motion six years ago after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics here in Singapore. The Dream 2012 Award, initiated by the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and endorsed by running great Lord Sebastian Coe, encourages its students to aspire to become Olympians. Since 2006, the annual award has supported 14 students and alumni to the tune of $91,000. It's all part of the plan to motivate its...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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