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Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010

Updated on September 22, 2010
Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010
Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010

World's 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, 2010

The Youth Olympic Games , the very first game for youths below 17 will be from 14 to 26 August 2010, to be held in Singapore.

Singapore does not have the capacity to hold a large scale Olympic Game, but we definitely have the facilities for the smaller version of the Youth Olympic Games. One of the largest game event ever hosted by a city-state nation Singapore.

The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform (the world's first). This is about 5% larger than a football field and can take 1070 tonnes, the weight of 9,000 people.

The world will get to see the newly completed Bay Sands, and the awesome beautiful business district skyline. As expected, fireworks will light up the skies of Singapore again.

Singapore wins bid for Inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010

Singapore plays host to the 1st Youth Olympic Games

At the youth olympic games, Singapore will play host to an estimated number of 3,600 young athletes between 14 and 18 years of age, 5,000 young athletes and officials, 205 National Olympic Committees, 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local & international volunteers, and 370,000 spectators. With this much, the budget is about $390,000,0000. This again will be viewed by millions of people worldwide, showcasing Singapore and her uniqueness.

Lighting the Flame at YOG Opening Ceremony

Sports at the 1st Youth Olympic Games

There are altogether 26 Sports are which will be competed at the 2010 YOG in Singapore. Namely Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe-Kayak, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. It will be held all over Singapore. An estimated number of 3,600 youths from over 200 countries will compete in these sports.

The 1st Youth Olympic Games Host - Singapore Celebrates

Singapore to host the 1st Youth Olympic Games in the World

The Olympic Walk - Park with 210 trees

The Olympic Walk at the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, with 210 trees which symbolize friendships forged was also inaugurated to mark the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore.

Yuka Sato - First Youth Olympic Gold Medal

Yuka Sato (18 years old) from Japan wrote her name in the history books of the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games on Sunday 15 August 2010, by becoming the first gold medal winner by winning the girl's triathlon. With 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and 5-kilometre run she won with a time of 1 hour 49.69 seconds. Silver went to Australia's Ellie Salthouse and the bronze to Kelly Whitley of the United States.

Why Youth Olympic Games

Besides showcasing the talents of youths of today in sports, getting the whole together for an event, there are other reasons why there is a need for youth olympic games.

One reason for the youth olympic games is to show the youths of today that there are many other avenues in sports to make good use of their time. Many are very involved in internet games, chats, videos, etc... it is a great time to emphasize other interests, and approach life in the reality and not virtually.

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