National marathoner Soh Rui Yong sends legal letters to SNOC and SA

Soh Rui Yong's nomination for this year's SEA Games was rejected by the Singapore National Olympic Council last week. It said that Soh had "displayed conduct that falls short of the standards of attitude and behaviour that the SNOC expects of and hol
Soh Rui Yong's nomination for this year's SEA Games was rejected by the Singapore National Olympic Council last week. It said that Soh had "displayed conduct that falls short of the standards of attitude and behaviour that the SNOC expects of and holds its athletes to".

Fallout from non-selection for SEA Games worsens as marathoner demands answers

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong, the two-time SEA Games champion who is embroiled in a dispute with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Singapore Athletics (SA) over his non-selection for this year's Games, has sent legal letters to both organisations.

In his letter to the SNOC, dated yesterday, the 27-year-old athlete accused it of breaching the "fundamental principles of natural justice" by not convening a hearing or giving him "fair opportunity to defend the allegations".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'Soh sends legal letters to SNOC and SA'. Print Edition | Subscribe