Olympics: No medals 'a downer', real test is how Team Singapore bounce back, says MCCY's Edwin Tong

While Team Singapore returned home empty-handed from Tokyo 2020, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong told The Straits Times that there were "a lot of positives" to take away.

TOKYO - Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong has conceded that Singapore not winning a medal at the Olympics for the first time since 2004 "was a downer" for him.

"In any competition, you do want to play to win, you do want the medals," he told The Straits Times in an interview on Thursday (Aug 5).

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