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     Sports Psychology – A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body
Do you know that a public announcement during a sports competition can affect an athlete’s concentration and performance on the game? How then is he able to win the game if the audience is against him - taunting and jeering at him?
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     Neptune Orient Lines wins bronze award at Sporting Singapore Inspiration Awards
On 25 July 2007, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) was awarded the Bronze Award under the Sports Business category at the Sporting Inspiration Awards.
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     Not just dreaming the Olympic Dream
On 15 July, the Toa Payoh Sports Stadium bore witness to more than 3000 members of the public from different walks of life coming together as part of a special effort to complete ‘The Olympic Dream’ - a circum-navigation of the globe.
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     Movie Review – The Flying Scotsman, An ordinary man who shocked the world
‘The Flying Scotsman’ is an amazing film based on the true story of Scottish cycling legend, Graeme Obree. He was a hero who awed the whole nation by breaking the world’s one-hour cycling record on a self-made bicycle using old parts of washing machines.
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     Mission Impossible IV? Think again
Close your eyes. Are you now enveloped in pitch darkness? Can you try to walk forward in a straight line? Now, try running then. Eyes closed!
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     Danny Ong, Learn-To-Swim instructor, wins “Inspire” Volunteer Award
Mr Danny Ong, one of our longtime volunteers for swimming, won the Rotary Club of Suntec City’s “Inspire” Volunteer Award this year. In this exclusive interview, he shares more about his volunteer experience and his feelings towards winning the award.
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     Saying Goodbye to the Grand Old Dame, our Field of Dreams
Only 34 years old but she was leaving us. Under the sweltering hot sun, hundreds of people were already gathered at the National Stadium as early as 3.30pm on 30 June 2007. It was the day where thousands would come together to pay tribute to the Grand Old Dame where the Kallang Roar would be heard for the final time.
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     Do You Know – Similarities and Differences in Sports!
Boccia and bocce are similar in that both are precision sports requiring players to throw balls as close as they can to a white target ball. However, Boccia is a modern sport specifically played by people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities affecting their locomotor skills; while Bocce is an age-old game passed down from ancient Rome, and played by the general public.
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     48th Interschool Swimming Meet
On the Wednesday of 11 July, 8 swimmers took part in the 48th National Inter-school Swimming Championship. It was our second time participating in an event for able-bodied athletes. When I stepped into the venue, I was taken aback to see the participating schools seated neatly and cheering enthusiastically for their teams. I could feel the strong ambience in the swimming complex. Although most of the audience did not know us, they cheered for us when we were swimming. We were really encouraged by their relentless support.
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     1st Singapore Boccia Invitational Open closes with sweep by Hong Kong
I stepped into the Sports Hall, expecting it to be filled with cheers from the crowd as well as lots of noise from the competition itself. However, as I went to the audience area, I was surprised to find the Hall completely silent except for the thumping of the balls on the ground.
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     Host of 2014 Winter Paralympics: Sochi (Russia)
The election took place during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President and IOC member Sir Philip Craven, IPC Vice President and member of the IOC 2014 Evaluation Commission Miguel Sagarra and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez were amongst the attendees.
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     IPC Sport Technical Committees Appointed
Bonn, Germany – Following the appointment of all International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sport Technical Committee Chairpersons in April 2007, the IPC recently appointed the remaining Committee members.
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     Junior Athletics Development Programme launched at National Track and Field Championship (Media)
The 35th National Track and Field Championship opened with a bang at Serangoon Stadium this morning when Mr Michael Palmer, Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, arrived on a handcycle to greet the participants.
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     Singapore Athlete Claims First Place in BC3 Individuals at 1st Singapore Boccia Open (Media)
The individual finals of the 1st Singapore Boccia Invitational Open 2007, held in the Jurong East Sports Hall, ended this afternoon with a Team Singapore athlete bagging the first place for the BC3 Individuals category.
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