Hurdles ahead for new sports safety code, say S'pore combat sports fraternity

Following the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in September 2017 after a celebrity muay thai bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim, Sport Singapore had issued a Sports Safety Committee report in March last year.
Following the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in September 2017 after a celebrity muay thai bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim, Sport Singapore had issued a Sports Safety Committee report in March last year.PHOTO: ASIA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Costs of medical tests and a lack of a local sanctioning body for combat sports could hamper the authorities' imminent move to introduce a code of practice here to ensure sports safety in the fast-growing combat sports scene.

Following the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in September 2017 after a celebrity muay thai bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim, Sport Singapore (SportSG) had issued a Sports Safety Committee report in March last year.

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