Athletics: Wong resigns from SAA

Athletics: Wong resigns from SAA
Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) general manager James Wong.

Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) general manager James Wong will leave his post, track and field chief Tang Weng Fei announced yesterday.

Tang informed the media last night that Wong had tendered his resignation on June 30 because of personal reasons.

The former discus king will serve three months' notice and he will be replaced by Yazeen Buhari, a staff seconded from Sport Singapore. Another Sport Singapore staff, Andy Behl, will also be seconded to SAA as a project co-ordinator.

Wong, a 10-time South-east Asia Games champion, found himself in the news over the past six months after he was accused of irregular practices by SAA vice-president (competitions organising) Loh Chan Pew.

The 45-year-old was later cleared of the allegations by a board of inquiry formed by SAA, and again by Sport Singapore who agreed with the findings.

This article was first published on July 11, 2014.
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