Olympics

 

History: The Beginnings

Originating in ancient Greece in 776 B.C., the Olympic Games have since seen a major transformation. It has extensively broadened its reach, amassed a huge following, and generated an enormous wave of public interest.

As it races to keep up with its evolution in scaling new heights and pushing raw boundaries, it has remained resolute in upholding the strong spirit and values embedded in what used to be a Greek sporting festival.

The first modern Olympics, initiated by Baron Pierre de Coubertine, were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, which saw 241 athletes from 14 nations competing in 43 events.

The second, Paris 1900, notably, was where women first took part in the Games.

To date, 27 editions of the Games have been staged.

Today, we see over 13,000 athletes competing in 33 different sports and almost 400 events at both the Summer and Winter Games, a heartening vision as we continue to strive in unison to keep the Olympic flame alive.

 

History: Sailing at the Olympics

Previously also known as yachting, sailing has been featured as an Olympic sport since the first edition of the Games, Athens 1896.

Since then, sailing has continued to be part of the Olympic program in every edition of the Games, with only one exception in 1904.

Today, the Games offer a refreshingly diverse assortment of events in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Men’s events

  • 470 – Two Person Dinghy
  • 49er – Skiff
  • Finn – One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight)
  • Laser – One Person Dinghy
  • RS:X – Windsurfer
  • Star – Keelboat

Women’s events

  • 470 – Two Person Dinghy
  • Laser Radial – One Person Dinghy
  • RS:X – Windsurfer
  • Elliott 6m – Match Racing

 

Singapore: Our Presence

Since 1948, Singapore has participated in all editions of the Summer Games, with only one exception in 1980.

In sailing, Singapore first competed at the 1956 Melbourne Games, paving the way for active participation in the years to come.

We are proud to present the names of all the sailors who have represented Singapore in the Olympic Games:

 

Edition of the Games Events/Participants
1956 Melbourne Olympics Mixed One Person Dinghy:
Jack Snowden

Mixed Three Person Keelboat:
Ned Holiday
Keith Johnson
Kenneth Golding
Robert Ho

1960 Rome Olympics Mixed Three Person Keelboat:
Ned Holiday
James Cooke
Thomas Durcan
1984 Los Angeles Olympics Men’s Windsurfer:
Kelly Chan
1988 Seoul Olympics Men’s Two Person Dinghy:
Chan Joseph
Siew Shaw Her
1992 Barcelona Olympics Men’s Two Person Dinghy:
Chan Joseph
Siew Shaw Her
1996 Atlanta Olympics Men’s Two Person Dinghy:
Siew Shaw Her
Charles LimMixed One Person Dinghy:
Ben TanWomen’s One Person Dinghy:
Tracey Tan
2000 Sydney Olympics Men’s Two Person Dinghy:
Tan Wearn Haw
Koh Seng LeongMixed One Person Dinghy:
Stanley Tan
2004 Athens Olympics Mixed One Person Dinghy:
Stanley Tan
2008 Beijing Olympics Men’s One Person Dinghy:
Koh Seng LeongMen’s Two Person Dinghy:
Xu Yuan Zhen
Terence KohWomen’s One Person Dinghy:
Lo Man Yi

Women’s Two Person Dinghy:
Toh Li Ying
Deborah Ong

2012 London Olympics Men’s One Person Dinghy:
Colin ChengWomen’s One Person Dinghy:
Elizabeth Yin
2016 Rio Olympics Men’s One Person Dinghy:
Colin ChengWomen’s One Person Dinghy:
Elizabeth YinNacra 17 Multihull Mixed:
Justin Liu
Denise Lim

470 Women:
Jovina Choo
Amanda Ng

49er FX Skiff:
Griselda Khng
Sara Tan

RS:X Men:
Leonard Ong

RS:X Women:
Audrey Yong

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

 

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The next edition of the Summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 24 July to 9 August 2020. It is commonly known as Tokyo 2020.

It marks the return of the Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time since 1964, and the fourth Olympics overall to be held in Japan. It will also be the second of three consecutive  Olympic Games to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and preceding the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China.