The Olympic steering committee convened for the first time under the new Sports Minister last week.
He must have been surprised by some of the proposals, one of which is to grant the shuttlers the luxury of having a room each throughout their stay during the Beijing Olympics in August.
"Since they are our world-class athletes, we should provide them first-class treatment," said one of the members of the committee.
It was sensibly shot down by chef-de-mission Datuk Ho Koh Chye, who said it was against the spirit of camaraderie and esprit de corps. After all our contingent are bound by the rules and regulations of the Olympic Village.
Unless the NSC is willing to fork out their money for the benefit of a few!
A precedent had been set - rewind Athens 2004 - one VIP stayed on a cruise liner!