NS.SG Launches New Sports Channel

Singapore, June 9, 2008

NS.SG, the portal for the National Service community to perform NS eServices, stay in touch and be informed of the latest NS-related news and happenings, has been enhanced to include a Sports Channel on its Lifestyle pages.
This new channel joins a host of other lifestyle information and services on NS.SG and provides NSmen with valuable information on maintaining an active lifestyle, as well as updates and the latest news on key popular sports and teams such as the S-League and the Olympics. 

Ng See Sing, General Manager, Portal City, a business unit of NCS Group, said, “We recognise that time is a valuable commodity for everyone.  So, we are working hard at making NS.SG a place which can meet more than one need.  Health and fitness should be an integral part of everyone’s lives - more so for NSmen who live life to the max. It is thus useful to provide resources and information for them on keeping fit in Singapore and what their favourite teams are up to.”

The new NS.SG Sports Channel includes four sections – Soccer, Olympics, F1 and Running - to keep NSmen updated on both local and international sports.  Portal users will be able to keep tabs on their favourite FAS players and UEFA Cup teams as well as track the progress of Singapore’s Beijing-bound athletes and Youth Olympic stars.  The Running section focuses on helping reservists stay fit and injury free while providing information about Singapore’s many road races.

Visitors to the site are also invited to enter a “My Memorable Sporting Moments” contest by uploading photographs of their sporting moments, along with a short caption.  The call for entries closes on June 16 following which registered portal users will vote for their favourite photographs.  The photograph with the most votes stands a chance to win attractive prizes.

Mr. Tan Chin Keong, Project Director, Ministry of Defence, said, “Staying fit is important for every NSman.  Through NS.SG, the NS community will have access to updates and advice on how to improve their fitness level to stay fighting fit.”  

For more information on the Sports Channel, please visit http://lifestyle.www.ns.sg/portal/ns/lifestyle_sports/

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