Sports School review

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Sports School curriculum makes it hard for students to excel internationally. This realisation led to the recently-announced strategic review into the school's direction.

Making this point in a reply to Nominated MP Nicholas Fang on Tuesday, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said: "We recognise that for student athletes with the ability, the potential to excel at the international level, grappling or balancing the demands of both academic and sports training based on the current curriculum in the Sports School may be a bit difficult."

Mr Fang had remarked earlier in Parliament that it is "almost impossible" to produce Olympic champions with the way studies and sports are being balanced in Singapore.

The strategic review, announced last month, will study practices of top sports academies worldwide, and how they juggle academia and a sporting regime.

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