If everyone must win in order to go to the Olympics, then that is not sport. It is all about the spirit of the game and participation. However, $ must be well spent and not sending people for holidays.
As long as they fought their hearts out for Singapore, we should cheer them on.
Someone once told me that it was not about winning the race, but overcoming your boundaries to bring out your best. "If you can look in the mirror and tell yourself you did all you could, and had no regrets, what is there to cry about if you lose?"