The Singapore Olympic and Sports Council was formed in 1947 which later on went on to become the Singapore National Olympic Council in 1970. The sports associations of football, athletics, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, hockey, boxing, badminton and table tennis were the original and founder members of Singapore Olympic and Sports Council (SNOC).
The acting Colonial Secretary H.P. Bryson was the first president of the Council when it was initially formed in 1947. Singapore was acknowledged as a sovereign 'Olympic country' and, thus was deemed qualified for sending athletes to the London Games in 1948.
Since then Singapore has participated in every Summer Olympics with the exception of one.
Singapore National Olympic Council has contributed to Singapore’s increased and continuing commitment to sports. The SNOC is managed by the ruling government ministers. Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean has been in charge for the SNOC since 1999. Some of the other presidents of the SNOC consist of respected Singaporeans like E.W. Barker, the first Singaporean to be awarded by International Olympics Council and Dr. Yeo Ning Hong who was awarded by IOC for his lifetime contribution to sports in 1990.
The instruction division of the Singapore National Olympic Council i.e. the Singapore Olympic Academy is accountable for maintaining and training of the athletes. The Singapore National Olympic Council instructs Singaporean athletes and many sports organizations in Singapore on the actual advantages of the Olympic sports model. Leadership and monetary support to athletes and local associations are also provided by SNOC. The successes and accomplishments of Singaporean athletes and coaches are recognized and appreciated through Singapore Sports Awards.
Training plans for coaches, officials and athletes are sponsored yearly by the Olympic Solidarity program which is funded by IOC. Anti-doping policies and the principles of fair play are upheld by the Singapore National; council of Olympics and encourages its athletes and coaches to do the same. New technology, science, facilities and vastly improved levels of funding are accomplished with the help of SNOC. Thus the future of sports in Singapore is very bright and strong due to Singapore National Council of Olympics. Check out their official website to get more detailed information about this organization.
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