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Updated: 11/12/2012 22:24 | By Channel NewsAsia

New MCCY to provide more opportunities for participation in sports

New MCCY to provide more opportunities for participation in sports


New MCCY to provide more opportunities for participation in sports

SINGAPORE: The new Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) will provide more opportunities for people, including youths and students, to participate in sports.

The Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong, gave this assurance and said this will be done through the Vision 2030 programme, which aims to use sports to build closer community ties.

He said sports can contribute to building a society based on mutual respect, understanding and care, and foster a deeper sense of national pride and national belonging.

Mr Wong said: "Our efforts in encouraging community involvement in the sports will not dilute the focus on high—performance sports. On the contrary, the broader the base of sports participation, the better our chances of developing talented youth athletes. At the same time, the achievements of Team Singapore athletes will inspire other young people to pursue their passion for the sports, whether at the recreational or competitive level."

— CNA/de

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