SEA Games: Singapore Athletics 'contrite' after authorities' criticism over poor outing and infighting

At a post-mortem for Team Singapore's performance at the SEA Games, Singapore Sports Institute chief of high performance Richard Gordon (above) had singled out athletics, along with football, for its disappointing show. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - Singapore Athletics (SA) has expressed contrition after it was the target of stern criticism over the state of the local sport, which resulted in a dismal performance at the recent SEA Games in the Philippines.

In a media statement late on Thursday (Dec 12), SA president Tang Weng Fei said: "Richard's remarks are factual. This is a wake-up call to all stakeholders of athletics in Singapore to stop all distractions other than promoting our beloved sport.

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