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2010 Youth Olympics Games
Singapore 2010 Summer Youth Olympics Games
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). According to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), Singapore's concept fully embraces the Olympic values, with fully integrated Sports, Education and Culture programmes to engage and inspire young people. As a diverse community with many languages and cultures, Singapore is 'united and committed as a country', in its enthusiasm to host the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
About the Youth Olympic Games
The 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games from August 14 to August 26, 2010, during the XXIX Olympiad. The Games will be held in Singapore, in a decision announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 IOC members.
Youth Olympic Games Overview
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a new highlight on the world's sporting calendar.
A pioneering initiative by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the YOG will be an Olympic Games for 14-18 year olds.
Featuring 26 sports, including some innovativeones such as beach wrestling and BMX biking, the YOG will showcase the best the world'syouth has to offer.
The successful host city can expect to welcome up to 3,200 athletes and 800 officials during the maximum 12-day Summer Games period.
But the Games will be about much more than sport. There will be a whole range of educational and cultural activities.
The first YOG, to be held in 2010, will be the dawn of a new era – an era that Singapore hopes help usher in.
Why Singapore for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games?
Singapore has the vision, desire and ability to host a wonderful inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
Here are some reasons we believe Singapore stands out:
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