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S’pore must not win more Olympic Gold medals if not ready to announce public holidays

Posted on 15 August 2016

This already shows a lack of commitment.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe trickle down effects are real and must be respected, are urging the government to rethink the country’s commitment to establishing a sporting nation and competing on the world stage to win more Olympic medals.

This after Singaporeans said the recent historic Olympic Gold medal win by swimming sensation Joseph Schooling was not met with the declaration of a public holiday for the republic in recognition of his achievement.

One Singaporean, Shang Xing, said: “The Olympic Gold medal win was not commensurate with a public holiday for Singaporeans.”

“If the government is not ready to announce public holidays for Singaporeans in response to winning in the Olympics, we don’t see the point in this pursuit.”

“It is hard to reconcile success with a lack of reward for the nation.”

Other locals said they can accept other terms offered, such as a S$300 cash voucher for all Singaporeans, in the event another Olympic Gold medal is won.

Gei Qian, another local, said: “However, for us to accept these terms, we need one day to think about it.”

“And this day must be a public holiday because I already have a lot on my plate and cannot make time in a normal work day to think about such things.”







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