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22.07.2009 Sports News

One Year Countdown to Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

By Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC)
One Year Countdown to Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games
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On 14 August 2009, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee

will be organising a One Year Countdown event to commemorate 365 days to

the first Youth Olympic Games.
Come 14 to 26 August 2010, the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will

receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from 205 National Olympic

Committees (NOCs), along with estimated 800 media representatives, 20,000

local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators.

Athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and

take part in a Culture and Education Programme.
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is a new initiative by the International

Olympic Committee (IOC) to engage the youth of the world through the twin

pillars of sports, and culture and education. It is a new highlight on the

world's sporting calendar and Singapore is the first host city.

Highlights of the Youth Olympic Games Countdown event include unveiling of

the countdown clock and the One Year Countdown at 8.10pm. More details on

the event are included in the fact sheet.
Event details:
Date: Friday, 14 August 2009
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Venue: The Padang
Connaught Drive, Singapore
You and/or your representatives are invited to the Singapore 2010 Youth

Olympic Games Countdown event.
Everyone, including you, can inspire youths around the world to

participate in sports and to adopt and live by the Olympic values -

through the news and articles you create and bring to the world.

For more information, please contact:
Lee Wai Leng (Ms) at
Email: [email protected]/ DID: +65 6471 9365;

Cheryl Chong (Ms) at
Email: Ch[email protected]/ DID: +65 6471 9274;

Ng Kee Haur (Mr) at
Email: [email protected]/ DID: +65 6471 9735;

Or you may visit our website at http://www.singapore2010.sg

We look forward to seeing you at the One Year Countdown celebrations and

please RSVP by Fri, 31 July 09.

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