Okay, this is getting to be a bit much.
It’s been four days since the end of the Akira Swift Open Track and Field Championships (which ended on 1 June) and I am desperately wanting to see how some of our promising juniors (like sprinter Calvin Kang and jumpers Stefan Tseng, Matthew Goh and Mariam Shazana) had done and do an overall report about selected events and results.
I knew there was anticipation of a number of national records being broken and I knew too that the rain on both days must have affected some performances.
But that’s all I know.
Why? Because I am still bloody unable to find not only a report but also the full results of the competition anywhere on the net.
I’ve tried the Swift Athletics Club website ( http://swiftaa.org.sg/mainpage/ ) – nothing.
I’ve tried the Singapore Amateur Athletics Association’s webite ( www.singaporeathletics.org.sg ) – nothing.
Now, if the people at Swift tell me that they haven’t had time to put up the resuts because they are all volunteers, hen well, I can accept it, albeit reluctantly.
But what excuse can the national body, the SAA, have, especaly when a) it has a team of full-time staff and b) it was advertising the Championships on its website prior to last weekend?
Look, it’s the era of the internet. If your organisation has an official website, then you jolly well make sure it is kept updated regularly.
I’ve looked at the search words people have been using to vist this blog and it is clear that many of them are also looking for the latest information about Singapore athletics.
I hate to say this but the long delay in getting the results out just reinforces the current impression of the state and pace of Singapore athletics – simply plodding.
Is there any one out there with the results in pdf or word format? If so, can you do a favour for local athletics and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can do a report? I’ll be very grateful and I am sure many other people wil be too.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan
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