Ng Ser Miang
Ng Ser Miang, president of the first Youth Olympics held in Singapore, will receive a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy.
As a former sailor, Miang won a silver medal in the Southeast-Asian Peninsular Games, and is currently the patron of the Singapore Sailing Federation and past vice president of the International Sailing Federation, as well as past president of the Asian Yachting Federation.
Miang is now Singapore’s Ambassador to Norway and Hungary. He is the chairman of the Board of Governors for the Singapore Olympic Academy, vice-president of the Singapore National Olympic Council and chairman of its Finance Committee, as well as chairman of the advisory committee of the Olympic Council of Asia. A nominated Member of Parliament from June 2002 to January 2005, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in September 2005.
He served 11 years as chairman of the Singapore Sports Council and has also served as vice president of the Organizing Committee and chairman of the Finance Commission for the 17th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, president of the Organizing Committee of the 117th IOC Session in Singapore and Chairman of the first Asian Youth Games Steering committee.
The Academy’s Distinguished Service Award is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to national or international sports through instruction, research, or service. Each nominee must possess an extensive background in sports. This means that the individual must have had significant dealings in his or her area of sports for more than 10 years. While the DSA is separate from the Academy’s Awards of Sport, its recipients also receive the coveted Order of the Eagle Exemplar for their achievements.