Kwee is chef-de-mission for KL SEA GAmes
Milan Kwee is likely to be the oldest debutant at the South-east Asia (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur next year.
The 70-year-old won't be sweating it out in the battle for medals. Instead, the Singapore Taekwondo Federation president will lead Team Singapore as chef-de-mission.
This is the first time Kwee will take on the role at a major Games.
"Team Singapore did very well at the 28th SEA Games, I hope they will continue to do their personal bests and fly Singapore's flag high at the Games (next year)," he said, in a statement yesterday.
"I look forward to a successful outing in Kuala Lumpur."
Kwee was a former national taekwondo exponent who won medals at the first two Asian Taekwondo Championships in the 1960s.
He was also part of the Singapore team that competed in the first World Taekwondo Championships in 1973.
Kwee is an exco member at the Singapore National Olympic Council and the World Taekwondo Federation.
He is also a qualified referee in his sport.
At the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, the Republic achieved their best-ever showing at the biennial regional sports extravaganza with 84 golds, 73 silvers and 102 bronzes.
The hosts finished second in the medal standings behind Thailand (95 gold, 83 silver and 69 bronze).
The 2017 Games will take place in the Malaysian capital from Aug 19 to 31, and will feature 405 events in 38 sports, with the hosts strong gold-medal contenders in sports like cycling, diving, badminton, bowling, hockey, netball, squash and track and field.
The Republic traditionally do well in sports such as swimming, water polo, bowling, sailing, shooting, table tennis and water skiing.