Marathoner Soh Rui Yong apologises to SNOC again, hopes to race for Singapore in future

SINGAPORE: National marathon runner Soh Rui Yong on Thursday (Oct 6) issued his second apology to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) in less than a year for his past statements and disagreements with the board.

In the letter published on Soh’s Facebook page, he writes that he wants to “put the past behind him” after “a few years of disagreements with SNOC since April 2019” so that he can focus on his race and contribute “in any way” he can in Singapore. Sport.

“With this in mind, I fully apologize to SNOC for any past statements I may have made that have questioned their correctness,” wrote Soh.

Soh then gave an example of a blog post he wrote in August asking if SNOCs were “clowns”.

“In retrospect, the use of the word ‘clowns’ was unnecessary. I’m sorry, “she said.” The blog post has been removed and I am committed to no longer using the term ‘clown’ on SNOC. “

He added that he removed all of his April 2019 posts “which may be considered derogatory to SNOC” and wrote to third-party publishers asking them to do the same.

“Singapore Athletics nominated me to represent Singapore at the SEA Games in 2019 and 2022, but these nominations were rejected by the SNOC. I acknowledge that SNOC had its reasons for doing so, “Soh said. He later apologized for his statements on the matter and said he” will not do it in the future “.

He also said he hoped to wear the national colors again.

“I hope to race for Singapore again if selected and to fly the Singapore flag high,” he wrote.

“Team Singapore is stronger when united … Let’s put aside past differences and come back together”.

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