March 01, 2008
Together with my friends, I have qualified for this international unicycling race in Nova Scotia, Canada. 2 weeks prior to the Youth Olympics announcement, I’ve applied for a grant...from the Singapore Sports Council. I was told that her department only dealt with extreme and adventure sports and “single-wheeled bicycling was more of a traditional sort of sport”.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Despite all the attention to sports in recent weeks due to the Youth Olympics, there's still no change in the Singaporean mindset with regards to niche sports.
This first-person account tells of the struggles an athlete in a less-established fields face with getting support from Government organizations"