Singapore's athletics body to issue advisory on coach-athlete boundaries

Veteran athletics coach Loh Siang Piow, who is accused of using criminal force and molesting a teen athlete, seen outside the State Courts.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Veteran athletics coach Loh Siang Piow, who is accused of using criminal force and molesting a teen athlete, seen outside the State Courts.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIMST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
SA GENERAL MANAGER YIP RENKAI
SA GENERAL MANAGER YIP RENKAI
NATIONAL MEN'S RELAY COACH HAMKAH AFIK
NATIONAL MEN'S RELAY COACH HAMKAH AFIK
NATIONAL HURDLER DIPNA LIM-PRASAD
NATIONAL HURDLER DIPNA LIM-PRASAD
SEA GAMES HIGH JUMP CHAMPION MICHELLE SNG
SEA GAMES HIGH JUMP CHAMPION MICHELLE SNG

It is working on preventive action with police following misconduct claims against coaches

The Singapore Athletics (SA), the national governing body for track and field, with input from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), is working on an advisory to be issued in the near future to remind coaches and athletes of the boundaries of coach-athlete relationships.

SA general manager Yip Renkai told The Straits Times that the SPF had approached the association last month to work together towards the "education of athletes and coaches, and trying to take preventive rather than reactive action".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Athletics body to issue advisory on coach-athlete boundaries'. Print Edition | Subscribe