Sporting Life

Let's inspire our athletes, let's tell them stories

Let's do young Singapore athletes a favour. Let's find someone to write them a monthly newsletter. Let's make it short because there's only so much time between practice and sleep. Let's avoid the platitudes because it'll bore them into a coma. Let's just send them thoughtful stories and rousing ones, not just about the latest science and a new breakthrough in running shoes, but about what they do for a living.

You know, winning and losing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Let's inspire our athletes, let's tell them stories'. Print Edition | Subscribe