SINGAPORE: The curtains came down on the inaugural Singapore National Games on Sunday evening.
A closing ceremony was held at the Bishan Stadium, graced by President Tony Tan and attended by more than 8,000 performers and supporters.
Chua Chu Kang were the Challenge Shield winners while Sembawang went home with the Community Challenge Shield.
Over the last nine days, more than 5,000 athletes from all races, backgrounds and ages came together to compete in 10 sports across the island.
But the Singapore National Games showed that it is more than just a sports event. It has brought the whole community together.
The next edition of the Singapore National Games will return in two years.
"I tell everybody, let’s hope that 2014 we can bring the Games to the Sports Hub. I think many of the athletes told us that they were very enamoured and thrilled by...how the whole competition was set up. They like to play in a professional setting and that’s what we will give in 2014," said Lim Teck Yin, CEO of Singapore Sports Council.
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