Monday, February 2, 2009

Caught alone together: Top triathletes banned

Singapore's top male and top female triathletes have been slapped with a competition ban for being caught alone together in a hotel room at the Asian Beach Games in Bali last October.

Mr Mok Ying Ren, 20, and Miss Dinah Chan, 22, were told of their punishment late last week following an investigation into the incident by an inquiry panel, a Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) spokesman said yesterday.

Neither the spokesman nor the two triathletes wanted to reveal details of the ban or incident.
But the pair are believed to have infringed the TAS' code of conduct for athletes which forbids male and female athletes from sharing a room and requires the door to be kept open when there is a visitor of the opposite gender.

Although the duration of the ban is unknown...

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What do you think about the competition ban against Singapore's triathletes? Is the punishment too tough, or is a rule a rule? I want to hear your thoughts- please comment below.

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