Ng Ser Miang still hungry to serve sport

Ng Ser Miang still hungry to serve sport
Ng Ser Miang (far left) shaking hands with Thomas Bach after the German is announced as IOC president on Tuesday.

SINGAPORE - Ng Ser Miang had a quiet dinner with his family following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential elections in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

Barely 24 hours after his failed bid to succeed Belgian Jacques Rogge, Singapore's Ng told The New Paper on Wednesday that he wasn't disappointed with the result.

Indeed, he is raring to continue his work in sports.

Speaking to TNP last Wednesday night, the 64-year-old said: "I am feeling fine and am very grateful for my friends, colleagues, fellow Singaporeans, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, who all had very kind comments and messages.

"In a race like this there's really no second spot; it's either you win or you lose. The dynamics of the day was such that I lost and Mr Bach won... so the thing to do now is to move on positively."

Thomas Bach took over as international sports most powerful man after a resounding victory in the second round of elections at the 125th IOC Session in the Argentinian capital.

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