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Singapore Olympians: the complete who's who, 1936-2004

UW-L Author: Waters, David J., Ph.D.
Exercise and Sport Science
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Singapore National Olympic Council

Nick Aplin, David James Waters, and May Lai Leong. Singapore Olympians: The Complete Who's Who, 1936-2004. Singapore: Singapore National Olympic Council, 2005.

This book documents the experiences of the Republic of Singapore’s sporting talents who have represented the city-state at the Olympic Games since 1936. A total of 147 female and male Olympians who journeyed to the world’s biggest sports meet are featured. The book incorporates fact and commentary, in the words of the Olympians themselves, as well as coaches, educators, and Singapore’s media. Singapore Olympians: The complete who’s who 1936-2004 includes: a narrative for each athlete that details their biographies, competitions, and memories; history of each sport in which Singapore has sent athletes; over 250 images; and data on records and representation.

About the Author

Dr. David Waters serves as Program Director and Associate Professor in the Sport Administration Program (a Master of Science program in the Exercise and Sport Science Department). He has been a UW-L faculty member since fall 2004 and has overseen graduate programs for both on-campus and Continuing Education students. Previously, he taught at the National Institute of Singapore for 7 years and was an Academic Fellow and media editor at the Singapore Olympic Academy. He has authored 2 sport education books. He has coached and advised Olympian athletes for 2 Olympic Games for the Republic of China and taught at the National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan for 4 years. He served as a guest columnist for the La Crosse Tribune for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, as well as a radio commentator at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games for International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT). In addition, he has managed fitness centers in the United States, Malaysia, and Taiwan. His Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with major emphases in Sport Management as well as International and Comparative Education.

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