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S’pore SEA Games athletes urged to stop at 50 gold medals or else it will ruin SG50 theme

S’pore SEA Games athletes urged to stop at 50 gold medals or else it will ruin SG50 theme

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Additional medals must be surrendered to SEA Games 2015 organiser.

Action Images via Reuters

Photo stolen from Action Images via Reuters

Singapore’s top athletes at the SEA Games 2015 have been urged to stop winning gold medals at all competitions.

This after swimmer Tao Li clinched Singapore’s 50th gold medal on Tuesday as she won the 100-metre women’s backstroke event.

This was followed by swimmer Quah Zheng Wen gold medal in the 400-metre individual medley, pushing the tally past the sacred 50 number.

Minister Of Leisure, Exercise & Sporting Talents (MOLEST) Zhuo Yun Dong has urged patriotic athletes to return any excess gold medals after the 50th one as it reflects poorly on the SG50 theme: “We have achieved a sporting milestone of 50 gold medals today and I am very proud of all the hard work that has paid off.”

“However, I am disappointed we won more than 50 gold medals as it ruins the whole SG50 theme.”

“Look, we planned the SEA Games 2015 to be held in Singapore for a good reason, so that it coincides with Singapore’s 50th birthday.”

“Once we won the 50th gold medal, we should have stopped as 51, 52 or 53 just doesn’t look good anymore.”

“I strongly urge all athletes who wins gold medals after the 50th one to surrender their medals to the SEA Games 2015 organising committee.”

“This is a true show of your love and patriotism to Singapore.”

“Or else, you all better win 91 medals in total, then at least we can use that number to honour Lee Kuan Yew.”

 

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Kuwait medal ceremony plays Borat’s version of Kazakhstan national anthem

Kuwait medal ceremony plays Borat’s version of Kazakhstan national anthem

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Red-faced organisers downloaded song wrongly from Internet.

Hipster troll: Trolling before trolling was cool.

The man who was trolling before trolling was cool, has struck again – unwittingly.

In Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the Kazakhstan national anthem was spoofed to include the lines “Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in region” and calls other nations “run by little girls”.

The lyrics also has a call to action: “Come grasp the mighty penis of our leader.”

But that didn’t stop organisers from playing it by mistake at a ceremony for the central Asian nation’s shooting team in Kuwait.

Credit goes to the confused gold medallist winner from Kazakhstan, Maria Dmitrienko, who remained poised, listened to the anthem, before breaking out in a grin, footage shows.

Confused Kazahk gold medallist Maria Dmitrienko when she heard her anthem.

Now Kazakhstan’s shooting team has demanded an apology from Kuwait and embarrassed organisers have since apologised for the oversight before restaging the medal ceremony.

This is the second time this month Kazakhstan’s sports stars have been hit by a gaffe.

Kazakhstan played Ricky Martin’s 1999 hit Livin’ La Vida Loca instead of the country’s official anthem called “My Kazakhstan” at a skiing event on their own soil weeks earlier.

Read the original articles here and here.