NMP Ganesh Rajaram calls for review of DSA trials and “DSA coaches” to prevent elitism in school sports

During the debate on "Education for our future" in Parliament, NMP Ganesh Rajaram touched on the "gaming" of the DSA system and how affluent families who hire external coaches for their children are fuelling elitism in school sports.

By |2018-07-14T23:44:28+00:00July 14th, 2018|RED out loud|2 Comments

Let the children play – Norway’s golden approach reminds us of what matters in sport

Norway has a population smaller than Singapore’s and a sports budget a fraction of their closest rivals, but that did not stop them from surpassing the current record for the most medals won at a single Winter Olympics and topping the medal tally at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. So what exactly is their secret to winter sport dominance?

By |2018-05-24T16:25:07+00:00May 23rd, 2018|RED out loud|4 Comments

If you could decide, how would you allocate public funds for sports?

All budgets, no matter how generous, have their limits. If there are only funds for 10 athletes, the 11th will suffer the cut. If there are enough for 100, the 101st athlete feels the pain. Whose funding should you cut to give Joseph Schooling or Yip Pin Xiu more?

By |2016-09-23T10:02:23+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Industry in Motion, RED out loud|0 Comments

Minister Grace Fu: “The Government has committed over $40m over five years starting from 2013 for spexScholarships”

Ms Grace Fu, the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, gives an overview of the government's support for sports.

By |2016-10-19T14:59:20+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Industry in Motion, RED out loud|0 Comments

Who actually decides how much Yip Pin Xiu and Joseph Schooling get in prize money?

The good people at Tote Board and Singapore Pools agreed to offer the prize money of S$1 million after the Singapore National Olympic Council came up with the idea.

By |2016-09-23T09:39:59+00:00September 18th, 2016|Industry in Motion, RED out loud|0 Comments