Rio Olympics

ST reports on multiple platforms

A woman poses with the Olympic Rings ahead 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 21.
A woman poses with the Olympic Rings ahead 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 21. PHOTO: REUTERS

Can swimmer Joseph Schooling win Singapore's first Olympic medal in swimming? Will American swimming sensation Michael Phelps add to his record 22 medals?

Whether it is tracking Team Singapore or the planet's greatest athletes, The Straits Times will keep you up to date on the latest happenings during the entire Aug 5-21 competition, with exclusive reports across multiple platforms.

Singapore is sending a 25-man contingent - the joint-largest since independence - across seven sports. This time, the Republic boasts world-class athletes in a wider range of sports. Besides the women's table tennis team, swimmer Joseph Schooling and shooters Jasmine Ser and Teo Shun Xie are credible medal prospects.

 

ST's team in Brazil comprises senior correspondent Rohit Brijnath, 53, correspondents May Chen, 29, and Jonathan Wong, 31, and executive photojournalist Kevin Lim, 34. Mr Brijnath, who has covered the 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2012 editions, will helm the team.

 

Besides extensive print coverage, there will also be regular updates on social media and on a newly- launched dedicated microsite. There is also an interactive game to test ST readers' knowledge at olympianbuilder.straitstimes.com.

With 12 days to go, the paper's build-up coverage of the 28th Olympics begins today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 24, 2016, with the headline 'ST reports on multiple platforms'. Print Edition | Subscribe