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Singaporeans pledge their support for Rio-bound athletes islandwide

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Hundreds of Singaporeans turned up in droves over the weekend to pledge their support for our Olympians and Paralympians at NTUC FairPrice Xtra outlets.

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DJ Lee Lian and Nila pledging their support for Team Singapore athletes. Photo: Sport Singapore


Part of the One Team Singapore Campaign, Singaporeans pledged their support by posting their photo on social media accounts with the hashtag “#OneTeamSG”.

NTUC FairPrice customers with a receipt also stood a chance to win Team Singapore premiums and NTUC vouchers at the Pledge, Spin and Win! booth.

Team Singapore mascot Nila also made an appearance at the JEM and Jurong Point hypermarts last Saturday and Sunday respectively to help drum up support in the lead up to the Olympics and Paralympics.


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Singaporeans playing the Pledge, Spin and Win! game while pledging their support for Team Singapore athletes. Photo: Sport Singapore


Many Singaporeans were keen to wish our athletes all the best in the upcoming Games and hoped they would do the country proud.

Wong Si Yun was particularly heartened to see Singaporeans taking a leap to represent the country in such a large event.

“I wish that more Singaporeans will have the courage to represent the Republic, and not just in the Olympic Games,” the 77-year-old said.

“We are only a small country, a dot on the world map; so all TeamSG athletes should give themselves credit for their brave effort in coming forward to represent the country.”

“So I wish them all the best, all the luck, and to bring more medals back to the republic.”


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Singaporeans taking photos while pledging their support for Team Singapore athletes at Jurong Point NTUC Fairprice. Photo: Sport Singapore


Meenu Saharan, 33, also offered her well wishes for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

“I wish you all the best for whatever you are doing. We are so proud of you and we really hope that you come back home with a medal,” she said.

“Make us proud. Actually, make our country proud. Thank you so much.”

If you would like to pledge your support for our TeamSG athletes, you may still do so at the following FairPrice Hypermarts! Simply present your FairPrice receipt to Pledge, Spin and Win! Stand to walk away with Team Singapore premiums and an instant photo print.

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 Click here for more information on our One Team Singapore Support Campaign!



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