Vision

Uphold the legacy of the Youth Olympics in inspiring young athletes and the youth to adopt and live by the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

Mission

Enable young and talented Singaporean athletes to achieve their sporting goals

Support high-performing athletes to represent Singapore on the world stage

Promote a healthy sporting culture in Singapore through educational activities and programmes

Creed

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.”

— Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee and Father of the modern Olympic Games.

Board of Directors

Mr Ng Ser Miang (Chairman)
Mr Chris Chan
Mrs Jessie Phua
Mr Peter Lim
Mr Michael Palmer
Ms Chan Lay Hoon
Mr Seah Kian Peng
Mr Goh Kee Nguan

Company Secretary: Ms Deborah Barker

Milestones

2010

22 March: The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) was officially launched by Dr Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

29 June: The SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship was officially launched. It is named after Mr Peter Lim, in appreciation of his generous S$10-million donation towards the scholarship.

2011

14 August: The Singapore Youth Olympic Festival (SYOF) was officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Teo Chee Hean, in celebration of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held in Singapore in August 2010.

16 September: The inaugural SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony was held and a total of 189 scholarships were awarded. The occasion was graced by the Acting Minister of Community Development, Youth & Sports, Major General (NS) Chan Chun Seng.

2012

10 February: The SOF partnered the Singapore Press Holdings to send a young, aspiring journalist to cover the London Olympics 2012 as part of the legacy of the 2010 YOG.

16 July: 271 recipients were awarded the SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship at the annual award presentation ceremony. The Guest-of-Honour was the Education Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat.

2013

19 – 23 March: The 2nd edition of the SYOF was held at Anglican High School, Gardens By The Bay (East), and SAFRA (Yishun). A total of 6 sports were organised for the festival.

21 May: Hola Singapore! was held at Jalan Besar Stadium. Over 2000 students and teachers attended the event where 128 primary school students competed in a mass game against 2013 Copa del Rey winners, Atletico Madrid. The top 4 2012 National ‘B’ Division football teams also teamed up with 3 Altetico Madrid players each and battled it out once again. Mr Heng Swee Keat, Education Minister, attended the event as the Guest-of-Honour.

22 May: The SOF – Peter Lim Charity Cup was held at Jalan Besar Stadium between a Singapore Selection and 2013 Copa del Rey winners, Atletico Madrid. The match raised approximately S$800,000 for the Foundation. The Charity Cup was presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan, to the winners of the charity match. 

14 June: Manchester United fans met Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt at the Up Close & Personal event as the three football legends talked about their illustrious careers. The event raised about S$100,000 for the Foundation.

27 – 29 June: The SOF was one of the event partners for the IOC International Athletes’ Forum held in Singapore.

1 July: 320 recipients were awarded the SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship at the annual award presentation ceremony. Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Teo Chee Hean, graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour.