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Running together for a better world

Published on: 12-Mar-2018


Guest-of-honour Mr Melvin Yong (4th from right), smiling for the cam with other special guests at the opening of 8th Nanyang MBA Olympics. 

On 14th January 2018, MBA participants from ESSEC Business School, NUS Business School, SMU Business School and SP Jain School of Global Management gathered at The Wave, NTU’s new state-of-the-art sports and recreation centre, and participated in the 8th MBA Olympics. 

Hosted by the Nanyang MBA team, the event aimed to foster a bond among future business leaders from other business schools through sports. The team also took this great opportunity to raise funds for the Singapore Sports Disability Council (SDSC) on that day through donations, raffle tickets and food sales.

The Guest of Honour for the event’s opening ceremony was none other than our NBS alumnus, Mr. Melvin Yong, Member of Parliament of Singapore for Tanjong Pagar. 

The ceremony was also graced by NTU’s newly appointed President Prof. Subra Suresh and his spouse, Mrs. Mary Suresh. Also in attendance were Prof. Robert Kennedy, Dean of Nanyang Business School and Mr. Kevin Wong, President of SDSC. 


A heartening scene at the booth where participants made cash donations at the booth for charity. 

Mr. Melvin Yong officially opened the event and signed on a soccer ball to commemorate the event. Special guests were invited to pose for a photo with the University’s mascot, Lyon the lion.  

What followed was a great spectacle of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The sports featured in the event were as diverse as the participants – ranging from soccer and basketball to chess and frisbee. All the participants trained and competed well at the event and NUS came on top as the overall winner. 

The participants competed in high spirits while being cheered on by their colleagues, friends and families.  

A special guest during the closing ceremony was SDSC Table-Tennis Athlete, Mr. Jason Chee, to whom the school proudly presented a cheque of SGD $16,000.


After a long day of good-spirited but intense competition, the participants and guests were invited to indoor facility at The Wave for the Medals and Closing Ceremony. 

This amount was generated through the generous contributions of all the participants, alumni and staff from the participating schools, and the kind sponsors which include The Keppel Care Foundation, The Fullerton Hotel, Thoughtworthy Co., Wunderman and Red Bull.

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