The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) announced the appointment of Mr Low Teo Ping (70) as the Chef de Mission for Team Singapore at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Low, a veteran sports administrator who is a Vice President at the SNOC and the President of the Singapore Rugby Union, recently served Team Singapore as Chef de Mission at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will lead a Olympic Games contingent for the first time in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr Low Teo Ping. Photo: Sport Singapore
He also led Team Singapore at the 2010 Asian Games and 2007 SEA Games, and was instrumental in contributing to Singapore’s sailing success during his presidency at the Singapore Sailing Federation from 1999 to 2010.
Low said of the appointment: “It is my privilege to be appointed the Chef de Mission to Team Singapore for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by the Singapore National Olympic Council.
“As of now, our sailors and swimmers have successfully qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. There are many other athletes who are working very hard to meet the mark to represent Singapore at the 2016 Games. I wish them all the best in qualification and their preparations.”
Low will be attending the Rio 2016 Chefs de Mission seminar from 17 to 21 August 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He said: “The Rio 2016 Chefs de Mission Seminar will present the details we need to help prepare the team when they are in Rio for the Games. We will also be there exactly one year before the Games to experience the climate during the Games. I look forward to visiting Rio and learning more about the venues to bring back information vital to our team.”
The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 to 21 August 2016.