Former table tennis player Tan Paey Fern has been named as Singapore's Chef de Mission for next month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
The 43-year-old, a double Commonwealth Games team gold medallist, will be tasked with leading the first Singaporean squad to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Singapore are sending one athlete to the Games, scheduled to run from February 9 to 25, as short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh is the only competitor from the country to have qualified.
"It's a privilege to be involved with team Singapore's first Winter Olympic Games," said Tan.
"It is always an honour to be able to do something for your country, there's no question that I will do my best to serve in this capacity.
"Though we may have a small representation in Pyeongchang, it is still our desire and goal to ensure that Cheyenne is equipped with the support she needs for a good and safe outing at the Games."
Tan, Singapore's Chef de Mission for the 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, represented her country at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
She has also won medals at the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games.
Tan will be accompanied by Chun Lee Kyung, Goh's coach, at Pyeongchang 2018.
"Paey Fern’s experience as an elite athlete and Chef de Mission at major Games puts her in good stead to manage Singapore's first Winter Olympic Games contingent," Singapore National Olympic Committee secretary general Chris Chan said.
"This is certainly a significant milestone in our major Games participation and we hope that Cheyenne's participation will create a bigger effect of inspiring more Singaporeans to aspire towards the Winter Olympic Games."