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SBD Global/November 16, 2012/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Singapore Athletes Get Grants From Samsung, Canon, SingTel

Seven of Singapore's athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympics "enjoyed a windfall from corporate sponsors." Canoeing's Geraldine Lee, gymnastics' Lim Heem Wei, swimming's Joseph Schooling, shooting's Jasmine Ser, swimming's Tao Li, badminton's Derek Wong and athletics' Gary Yeo "received a total of $144,000 in grants from Canon, Samsung and SingTel" (STRAITS TIMES, 11/15). ... The London Olympic and Paralympic Games attracted 680,000 overseas visitors in the three months ending in September. The Office for National Statistics said, "There were 90,000 Games-related visits in September, which is in addition to the ONS' announcement in October that 590,000 overseas residents completed visits to Britain in July and August in relation to London 2012 Games" (XINHUA, 11/15).
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