Swedish Victory in Singapore

10.03.2010 | news Jan Tommy Fosse | photos Stein Mangersnes

The annual Swedish – Norwegian sports day in Singapore took place on Saturday march 6th. This year the event was held at Serangoon Sadium and almost 450 Swedes and Norwegians participated in the various events. Before the sport activities started, both the Swedish and the Norwegian national anthems were sung, there was time for warm up and “good luck” wishes.

The annual sports day has activities for all ages and it started out with the youngest children running their 10 meter race, before the older children ran their 40 meter and 60 meter races. Simultaneously those that were not running went over to the long jump venue to participate there. When the children’s races and long jump was over, it was time for the adults to run and jump before the football matches for children and adults.

In addition to the sports, the children could play on the playground, the cafeteria was open and sold “kanelbullar” and “vafler” together with soft drinks, hotdogs, fruit and ice cream and there was plenty of time to catch up with old and new friends.

As always the competition is serious and participants from both countries want to leave the stadium with the best nation trophy. This year the victory, by a good margin, went to Sweden.
Congratulations to the Swedes in Singapore!

The Swedish and Norwegian Church in Singapore is looking forward to welcoming everyone back next year.

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