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Team Singapore ready to give their best at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Chef de Mission for Team Singapore Low Teo Ping says athletes and officials have settled in comfortably at the Games Village.

SINGAPORE: Singapore athletes are all set to give off their best at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which begins on Thursday (July 24). The 105-strong contingent consists of 70 athletes and 35 officials.

Chef de Mission for Team Singapore Low Teo Ping says it has been a smooth transition for the athletes and officials. They have settled in comfortably at the Games Village, even decorating it with Singapore flags and banners.

Mr Low said Team Singapore is impressed with the warm reception from the hosts. He said the close proximity of the Games Village to the Opening Ceremony venue is another advantage for athletes who need to compete on Thursday.

"It is actually walking distance from here to the venue of the Opening Ceremony. It is not like they are going to be there right until close to midnight like other opening ceremonies that we have experienced that would then prevent them from participating in it. So there is a chance for them to break-off half way through and go back to their accommodation and then watch television and rest for the rest of the evening for the next day's competition," said Mr Low.

MediaCorp's Okto channel will be screening the opening ceremony live at 4am Singapore time on Thursday (July 24). The channel will also have daily action from the Games from 9pm onwards starting Thursday. 

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