Last edited by yqt; 19th August 2010 at 12:09 PM.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
But it kinda misses the whole point about the event itself - sports. The Government is probably taking this chance to try to raise sports awareness among citizens but then again, with all the nonsense coming out from this event, it probably has the reverse effect.
Instead of dumping those money spent on YOG, why not spent it on sports development? Using the same money to lure top coaches, supporting staff, infrastructure etc?
The whole marketing hype about this event is really obscuring the underlying spirit of the games itself. To the point that, any mishap or mistakes by the organizers, it is being amplified now. A lot of talks has been about the inconveniences, pathetic food, being forced to volunteer for some, etc....
Any headline news about the athletics themselves? Hardly.
The standard Singaporean way that has been going on & on....
Kena "indirectly" forced to do, if not, face the music....
I still remembered me poly days back then, the school "volunteer" students on their behalf
Last time I was in reservist, encik told me that exact same line, I told him, encik, dont talk c*ck can?
What is said is very true right, u can always choose to be a singaporean or u can choose not to be one. So if the father and mother of the youth volunteers choose to be singaporean than too sad u have to comply the choice at least for now ...
Plus, there are always ways to get yourself out of the Matrix. Like ................. Lets not go too detail... haha
The attitude of Singaporeans towards sports is that it will not bring you far in life. Thus there is hardly any interest in professional sports. Even if programs were to be started in schools to cultivate sports, will many of us agree to our kids spending more time in sports than their studies ? Indeed, if it is the government's mandate to drum up interest in sports amongst the younger generation, then the 1st task is to drum up interest. Once u have interest, you can build facilities, hire coaches and what nots. Whats the point of hiring coaches, investing in programs and facilities first when nobody is interested in sports ?
Look at the threads here in CS, it mostly negative about YOG. Hardly is there a positive thread. We have won some medals, but i have yet to see any threads congratulating our athletes. Many expect government to do more for sports in this country, but as a people, what have we done to help in this direction. How many of us have actually gone to support our local athletes or for that matter offer a congratulatory note to the winners and their coaches through online forums like CS ? Many talk about the lack of support by the general public, thus the notion that schools are being "arm twisted" to attend and support. This is a direct by-product of the lack of support by the general public that the government has had to resort to the schools.
Perhaps you have some concrete information you can share about how much is lost due to F1 ?
Last edited by zero o; 19th August 2010 at 02:35 PM.
One thing I would like to point out, I think the negativity has been directed to the organisers rather than the coaches and althletes, or even the volunteers for that matter.
Looking at the response from the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, there is no word of sympathy for those who had the food poisoning.
Damn atas response too.