Ng Ser Miang (left) receives the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award from the university’s Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich (right).
The United States Sports Academy awarded Ng Ser Miang with the Distinguished Service Award for his role in the successful staging of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) last year.
The YOG called for the participation of the world’s top young athletes in a Games with equal emphasis on sports, culture and education. For the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 201 events in 26 sports. They stayed together for a full 12 days and took part in culture and education programs created especially for them.
The Academy award, which is given out annually, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to sport for at least 10 years.
Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, who presented the award on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Singapore National Olympic Council office in Singapore, said: “The YOG was a fabulous event and it really speaks to the measure of the man that it came off the way that it did. The award is something that is very seriously considered and there is a rigorous selection process involved.”