Swimming: Views divided on SportSG's sanctions on errant swimmers over drug use

National swimmers (from left) Amanda Lim, Joseph Schooling and Teong Tzen Wei admitted to consuming controlled drugs while they were representing Singapore overseas. PHOTOS: ST FILE, LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - Sport Singapore's decision to suspend support to swimmers Joseph Schooling, Amanda Lim and Teong Tzen Wei for a month after they admitted consuming illicit drugs has drawn mixed reactions from within and outside the sports fraternity.

Some have applauded Sport Singapore for giving the contrite athletes a second chance, but others felt it was a mere slap on the wrist for an offence that not only broke sporting regulations but also the law.

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