Athletics: Soh didn't have issue with 'subjective' Games criteria: SNOC

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong accused the SNOC of applying "highly subjective, inconsistent and/or arbitrary standards in the selection process" and that it had "disregarded the fundamental principles of merit-based selection".
National marathoner Soh Rui Yong accused the SNOC of applying "highly subjective, inconsistent and/or arbitrary standards in the selection process" and that it had "disregarded the fundamental principles of merit-based selection". PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore - The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has responded via its lawyers to national marathoner Soh Rui Yong, stating that "determinations of attitude, behaviour" and the ability to serve as an example to youths are "always subjective in nature".

These subjective factors have been part of its selection criteria since 2003, said the Aug 15 letter by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, who are representing the SNOC.

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