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FINA Swimming World Cup 2008 in Singapore

Catch Olympians and world-beaters in swimming at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2008 in Singapore from 1 November to 2 November 2008. Beijing Olympic gold medallist Oussama Mellouli will be here, as well as world-class competitors like Tara Kirk, Randall Bal and Therese Alshammar to compete at the only Asian city in this season's 7-city world tour.

Singapore's own Tao Li and Quah Ting Wen will also take on the world's best at the Singapore Sports School this weekend. Watch them LIVE and support our swimmers at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2008.

FINA Swimming World Cup Date:
1 to 2 November 2008

FINA Swimming World Cup Venue:
Singapore Sports School

FINA Swimming World Cup Tickets:
Tickets to the swimming finals cost $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a two-day pass. Entry to watch the Fina Swimming Finals heats is free of charge.

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Asian Beach Games (ABG) 2008 Final Medal Tally

Singapore has won three medals at the inaugural Asian Beach Games 2008 held in Bali, Indonesia.

Here is the medal tally of one Gold and two Silvers by our Singaporean athletes. Ng Yeow Gim (Gold, Woodball Men's Singles), Muhammad Razif Bin Mokhlas (Bronze, Pencek Silat Men's Tanding Class H) and Saiedah Bte Said (Bronze, Pencak Silat Women's Tanding Class D).










Well done, Team Singapore!

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Singapore Wins Asian Beach Games Silat Tanding Men Bronze Medal

Mohamed Razif Moklas from Singapore won the bronze medal in the beach Pencak Silat Tanding Class H (Men) on 18 October 2008 at the first Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia.

Mohamed Razif Moklas scored a close 3:2 result to beat Pranoto Pranoto of Indonesia to take home a hard fought bronze medal.

Congratulations to Mohamed Razif Moklas on the bronze medal win in the Beach Pencak Silat Tanding Class H (Men)!

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Singapore Wins Beach Pencak Silat Tanding Women Bronze Medal

Singapore's Saiedah Said beat Le Thi Hong Ngoan of Vietnam in the Beach Pencak Silat Tanding Class D (Women) to clinch the bronze medal for Singapore on 19 October 2008.

Saiedah Said scored a convincing 5 to 0 result to ensure she came home with the Asian Beach Games bronze medal.

Congratulations to Saiedah Said for winning the Asian Beach Games bronze medal in Beach Pencak Silat Tanding Class D (Women)!

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First Gold Medal at Asian Beach Games 2008

Ng Yeow Gim became the first Singaporean athlete to win a Gold Medal for Singapore at the first Asian Beach Games 2008. Ng Yeow Gim scored 119 final strikes to take the Gold Medal in Woodball Men's Final in Nusa Dua, Bali on 22 October 2008. His total score of 451 in Woodball Men's Final was achieved in a well-played game at the finals of the Asian Beach Games.

The Woodball Men's Team however was not able to capitalise on his consistent good scores to bring home any medal during the team event held earlier.

Congratulations to Ng Yeow Gim for blazing the trail for Singapore at the first ever Asian Beach Games 2008!

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Mascot of Singapore Olympic Youth Games (YOG)

A reader of Singapore Olympic Youth Games blog asked me what's the mascot of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). All hosts of Olympics Games in the past have traditionally designed and produced a mascot to rally all athletes, officials, supporters and well wishers for their hosting of the Olympic Games. For the first Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Singapore, there will certainly be a mascot or two.

As of today, however, there is no news yet on Singapore's Mascot for the world's first Youth Olympic Games (YOG). I am confident that it will be unveiled later in a grand ceremony to annouce this mascot's arrival.

I shall post the name, image, picture or photograph of the YOG mascot, once the official Youth Olympic Games website announces this piece of news. In the meantime, keep reading Singapore Olympic Youth Games blog to keep up to date.

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Great Performance by Singapore Youths at Commonwealth Youth Games 2008.

Singapore has done well at the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 in Pune, India from 12 October to 18 October 2008.

Singapore is twelve on the list of countries that have won medals at the CYG 2008.

Singapore won 2 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals and 4 Bronze medals for a total haul of eleven (11) medals.


Medal Winners List:

Gold Shooting Women's 10m Air Rifle Aqilah Bte Sudhir

Gold Table Tennis Women's Singles Isabelle Li Siyun

Silver Shooting Men's 10m Air Pistol Christopher Chia

Silver Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle Wan Tian Chong

Silver Shooting Women's 10m Air Pistol Eunice Chong Mei Kay

Silver Swimming Men's 50m Breaststroke Ng Jia Hao

Silver Swimming Women's 50m Breaststroke Roanne Ho Ru En

Bronze Table Tennis Women's Singles Zena Sim Kai Xin

Bronze Swimming Men's 50m Backstroke Rainer Ng Kai Wee

Bronze Swimming Women's 50m Backstroke Shana Lim Jia Yi

Bronze Table Tennis Women's Doubles Isabelle Li Siyun / Zena Sim Kai Xin

Well done, Singapore Youth competitors!

Thank you for your support and for following our Youths at the Commonwealth Youth Games via Singapore Youth Olympic Games!

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Commonwealth Youth Games CYG 2008 Swimming Winners


More Singapore swimmers became medal winners at the recent Commonwealth Youth Games CYG 2008 held in PUNE, INDIA.

Roanne Ho won the Silver medal in the Women's 50m breaststroke finals in a time of 33.34 seconds, just .43 second behind the eventual winner.

Shana Lim won the Bronze medal in the Women's 50m backstroke finals in a time of 29.85 seconds to come in third.

Rainer Ng took the Bronze medal in the Men's 50m backstroke finals in a time of 26.96 seconds.
Congratulations to all swimming medal winners!

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Singapore Wins CYG Women's Table Tennis Gold, Silver Medals

Singaporean Isabelle Li won the Commonwealth Youth Games CYG Gold medal for women's table tennis on 16 October 2008, while Singaporean Zena Sim Kai Xin won the Silver medal.

Isabelle Li defeated Zena Sim Kai Xin in an all-Singapore CYG Women's table tennis finals 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 8-11 and 11-1 in a best of seven game match.

This fantastic performance by the two top Singapore Youth table tennis players at the Commonwealth Youth Games bodes well for the future of women's table tennis, especially for the Youth Olympic games to be held in Singapore in 2010.

Keep up the great results!

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First Asian Beach Games 2008

Posted by Admin | Oct 18, 2008 10:59 AM

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First Asian Beach Games 2008

The world’s first Asian Beach Games will be held in Bali, Indonesia. This inaugural event will see competitors battle it out in seventeen beach-related games from amongst the nations of Asia. More details on the Asian Beach Games are presented here. Singapore will be one of the 45 nations competing at this Games.

Asian Beach Games Opening date:
18 October 2008

Asian Beach Games Closing date:
26 October 2008

Asian Beach Games Country of the host city:
Bali, Indonesia (INA)

Participating Nations:

Forty-five (45)

Participants:
approx. 10000 Athletes and Officials

Asian Beach Games Sports/Events:
Beach Handball
Beach Kabaddi
Beach Pencaksilat
Beach Sepaktakraw
Beach Soccer
Beach Volleyball
Beach Wrestling
Body Building
Dragon Boat
Jet Ski
Marathon Swimming
Paragliding
Sailing
Surfing
Triathlon
Windsurfing
Woodball

(source: http://www.ocasia.org/1ABG.asp)

Contact Information:
BABGOC - Bali Asian Beach Games Organizing Committee
SECTOR at Bali Beach Golf Course
Jl. Hang Tuah No. 58, Sanur
Bali 80227
Email: info@babgoc2008.org
Website: http://www.bali2008.com

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2011 Youth Games Isle of Man: School Girl Requests For Contact

Dear readers,

I recently received a request from a reader who is the father of an 8 year-old girl who lives on the Isle of Man. Her daughter would like to make contact with peers from Singapore to do a class project comparing school childrens' living in Singapore and on the Isle of Man. Her school is trying to help their children link this project to the Commonwealth Youth Games to be held on their island in the year 2011.

Please read his email:

Hi
I wonder if you could help.
I am a dad of a 8 year old girl on the Isle of Man.
Her school is doing a project on Singapore
that it would like to be linked with for the 2011 Youth Games on the Isle of Man.
Do you know of a school that would be interested.
Our school is http://www.buchan.im/
They would like to compare the Islands and how children live.

Any suggestions?

Thank you for your help
matthew_warren@manx.net


If you or someone you know can help, please write to them. Thank you!

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List of Countries Participating in Commonwealth Youth Games

Africa

Botswana
Cameroon
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Gambia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Americas

Belize
Bermuda
Canada
Falkland Islands
Guyana
Newfoundland
St. Helena

Asia

Bangladesh
Brunei Darussalam
Hong Kong
India
Malaya
Malaysia
Maldives Pakistan
Sabah
Sarawak
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka

Caribbean

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
Montserrat
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago Turks &
Caicos Islands

Europe

Aden
Cyprus
England
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
Malta
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Oceania

Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Nauru
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

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Team Singapore women’s table tennis coach Liu Guodong was reported to have rejected a new two-year contract by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA).

His last day with the Olympic silver-medal winning women’s team will be on 31 December 2008.

With this turn of event, will his protégé and star player like Feng Tianwei leave as a result? Presently, all the women table tennis players were quoted to have said they would stay.

Presumably, they will be anxious to know who will take over the role as their new table tennis coach, before make any hasty decisions.

According to a report in Today newspaper, STTA chief executive officer Chew Soo Sheng allayed fears that Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei and Li will no longer play as a unit for Singapore.

Chew, who assumed the post on October 8, said: “They have all indicated that they will continue representing Singapore and, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no negative reaction to the news (of Liu rejecting a new deal).

“I spoke to Tianwei (on Monday), informing her of Liu’s decision to turn down the new deal. She said she understood and respected his decision.

Coach Liu Guodong was involved in an unpleasant turn of event at the Beijing Olympic Games when a mix-up left Singapore’s top male table tennis player, Gao Ning, without a courtside coach and his resultant collapse in 4 straight games.

The STTA are said to have drawn up a shortlist of six candidates to take over as the national women’s team coach and also looking for a men’s team coach. Local players like of Pang Xuejie and Zena Sim (both from the Singapore Sports School) may also be promoted to beef up the women’s table tennis team.

Let’s hope the core players stay on, supplemented with new talents and coaches who can bring Singapore’s table tennis to greater heights of success.

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CYG PUNE 2008: Air Rifle 60 Metres Silver medal Win
Wan Tian Chong has shot his way to a silver medal in the Air Rifle 60-metre event at the 3rd edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG Pune 2008) held in Pune, India.

Wan Tian Chong was placed second for a silver medal after Huckle James of England.

Well done Team Singapore Men's Shooting member Wan Tian Chong!


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CYG 2008 Results: Singapore Wins Silver Medal In Men's 50-metre Breaststroke Swimming Finals

Singaporean youth Ng Jia Hao became the first Singaporean swimmer to win a medal at the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games CYG held at the National Aquatics Centre in Pune, India on 15 October 2008.

Ng Jia Hao touched home in the men's 50 metre breaststroke swimming event in a time of 29.70 seconds. This was exactly the same timing as Karsten Warren Scott from RSA! But according to the official CYG results page, he is listed as bronze medal winner!? Is there a mistake? Double check official results page of CYG PUNE 2008 website. (Source = CYG Pune 2008)


[Update: He got the SILVER medal. Yippee!!]

Well done Team Singapore swimming sensation Ng Jia Hao!


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Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) 2008 Bronze Medal Win By Women Doubles Table Tennis

Isabelle Li and Zena Sim Kai Xin won a bronze medal in Women's Doubles Table Tennis at the Third Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune on Wednesday 15 October 2008.

Isabelle Li and Zena Sim Kai Xin did Singapore proud when they beat Karina le Fevre and Natalie Slater of England 11-6, 11-8 and 11-7 in straight sets to take the bronze in 3 sets to love.

Well done Youth Team Singapore Women's Table Tennis, Isabelle Li and Zena Sim Kai Xin!

May you continue to shine in table tennis and become our next women's table tennis Olympian medallists!

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Singapore Athletes At Commonwealth Youth Games CYG 2008 Pune

Serial Number
First Name
Family Name
Gender
Discipline

1
BALPREET KAUR
PURBA
Female
Athletics

2
LI LOONG CALVIN
KANG
Male
Athletics

3
AQILAH
SUDHIR BINTE
Female
Shooting

4
CHRISTOPHER CHIA SIM CHEN
CHIA
Male
Swimming

5
EUNICE MEI KAY
CHONG
Female
Shooting

6
HAZEL CHWEE PHENG
LOW
Female
Shooting

7
JIN KIAT JUSTIN
HO
Male
Shooting

8
KAIXIN SHERMAINE
TUNG
Female
Shooting

9
KUN XIAN DANIEL
LAU
Male
Shooting

10
PENGHUI
ZHOU
Male
Shooting

These are the members of Youth Team Singapore; sportsmen and sportswomen participating in the games at the Commonwealth Youth Games CYG 2008 in Pune, India.

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Job Recruitment

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee has the following vacancies available related to the World's first Summer Youth Olympic Games:


Available positions for dynamic individuals:


Operations and Games Services

• Deputy Director, Operations and Games Services
• Senior Executive, Command Control
• Head, Accreditation Branch

Venue Development and Management
• Cluster Venue Managers/Venue Managers
• Head (Venue Development) /Deputy Head (Venue Development)
• Development Managers
• Sports Management and Operations Managers/Senior Executives/Executives

Youth Olympic Village
• Deputy Director, Youth Olympic Village (YOV)
• Head, Athlete Relations
• Head, Non-Athlete Relations
• Head, Catering• Head, Services

Finance
• Senior Executive/ Executive – Revenue section
• Senior Executive/ Executive – Payment section

Budget Planning & Control
• Senior Executive/Executive – Budget Planning
• Senior Executive/Executive – Budget Control Procurement
• Senior Executive/Executive – Contract Management
• Senior Executive/Executive – Resource Coordination

Inventory Control & Warehousing
• Senior Executive/Executive – Freight Forwarding & Customs Operations
• Senior Executive/Executive – Warehousing
• Senior Executive/Executive – Inventory Control & Distribution

Please note that all employment will be on contract basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Source: www.Singapore2010.sg
http://www.singapore2010.sg/pages/getinvolved_job_recruitment.htm

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Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG):
Singapore Wins First Shooting Gold, Silver
source: Channel News Asia


Logo via Pune CYG

Singapore has won a gold and a silver at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Pune, India.

Aqilah Sudhir shot her way to the Comonwealth Youth Games (CYG) Gold medal when she won Singapore's first medal in the Women's 10-metre Air Rifle event on 13 October 2008. She led the pack with a final score of 501 points.

Christopher John Chia Sim Chen won Singapore's second medal in the Men's 10-metre Air Pistol by with a final score of 555 points. Chia was just two points behind Canada's Matthew James Hendry who took gold with a final score of 557.

The Team Singapore Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) contingent is made up of 16 athletes aged 14 to 18 years old. They are competing for top honours in four sports - athletics, shooting, swimming and table tennis.

The III Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) began on October 12 and the athletes will be in Pune until October 18. More than 1,300 athletes with 350 officials from 71 countries are at the World's First Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Pune, India, participating in nine disciplines - athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.

This is the first Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) to be held in Asia.

Congratulations to Singapore on winning the first Gold and Silver medals for shooting in the III Commonwealth Youth Games! You have done Singapore proud! Keep up the great results!

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What is the Commonwealth Youth Games?

The Commonwealth Games Federation discussed the idea of a Millennium Commonwealth Youth Games in 1997. In 1998 the concept was agreed on for the purpose of providing a Commonwealth multi-sport event for young people.

The Commonwealth Youth Games are a mini Commonwealth Games attracting the best young athletes in the Commonwealth.

All competitors in the Commonwealth Youth Games need to be 18 years or less (i.e, their 18th birthday is during the calendar year in which the Games is held).

The CYG are held no more than once in each quadrennial and not in the year of the Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games.

Post the 2008 CYG in Pune, India the quadrennial cycle will be amended to commence in 2011 (Isle of Man).

Every Commonwealth territory is invited to participate in the Commonwealth Youth Games. The duration of the CYG is no more than seven days, including one “Host Country” Cultural Day.

The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2000 where 733 Athletes from 14 countries competed in 8 sports over 3 days.

The second edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games took place in Bendigo, Australia in December 2004 and saw over 1000 athletes and officials from 22 countries in a 10 sport programme.

The third Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in the Indian city of Pune from 12 - 18 October 2008 where 71 nations and territories will participate in 9 sports.

A decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation at their General Assembly in 2005 to move the Youth Games outside of the Olympic Games year and in doing so awarded the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games to the Isle of Man.

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Poster courtesy of Commonweath Youth Games Pune 2008 (http://www.cygpune2008.com/)

CommonWealth Youth Games Pune 2008 commences with a glittering ceremony
source: http://www.cygpune2008.com/

Pune, 12th October 2008:

The rich cultural heritage of India and the great Maratha spirit came alive today, as the spectacular sporting bonanza of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 began in Pune. Her Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil , President of India, declared the Games open in the presence of eminent dignitaries, famed athletes and gallaries full of sports lovers.

Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP & Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008 and Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 expressed his happiness that for the first time all the 71 nations were participating in Commonwealth Youth Games. He also thanked Puneties for their overwhelming support and warm welcome extended by them to the participants.

Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh -Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Smt Rajlaxmi Bhosale -Hon'ble Mayor of Pune, Mr. Michael Fennell - President, Commonwealth Games Federation, Mr. Mike Cooper - CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation, Mr. Randhir Singh -Secreatary General, Indian Olympic Association, Dr. MS Gill, Union Minister for Sports , Dr. Shashi Tharoor - Chairman Commonwealth Games Games Council and Former UN Under Secretary General , Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy - Urban Development Minister, Mr. S.C Jamir -Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra, were also present on the occasion.


Over 1,300 athletes and 350 officials from 71 countries are participating in 9 disciplines -Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.


The Opening Ceremony at the impressive Athletics Stadium at Balewadi Sports City on the outskirts of Pune began with welcome note by the Army band and an elegant equastrian parade by Mewar Horses.


The National Anthem was played by renowned Santoor player Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son Rahul Sharma while noted dancer-actor Hema Malini performed the Ganesh Vandana.


The famed helicopter display team of the Indian Air Force 'Sarang' showcased various manoevres, which received wide applause. Thereafter the Akashganga paratroopers touched down in various formations.


The Youth Baton was carried by P T Usha, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Gopichand, Anjali Bhagwat, Dhanraj Pillai, Jitendra Kumar, Nandu Natekar, Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, Akhil Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Vijender among others.


Ace shooter and Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra picked up the Kalash with water from the 'Tribune of Honour' and poured the water into the Grand Kalash. The 'Fountain of Youth' then came alive in its full glory.


India's bollywood sensation and Maharashtra's very own, Urmila Matondkar enthralled audiences with the traditional Lavani performed to the enchanting beats of the dholak. While Bollywood's leading star, Saif Ali Khan regaled the audience with his performance on popular Bollywood chart busters.


The Commonwealth Youth Games at Pune are being seen as a curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games to be hosted by India in New Delhi in 2010. The Youth Games will also serve to identify India's medal winning potential athletes for the main Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the Olympic Games.


The most unique feature of these games is their venue, Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City at Balewadi on the outskirts of Pune, as it is for the first time that the competition venues of all disciplines and the Athletes Village will be housed in a single sports complex.


The sprawling complex is located on 153 acres of land. The mascot of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games is "Jigrr", a young tiger cub, the national animal of India. Jigrr is the younger brother of 'Shera', the mascot of 2010 Commonwealth Games. The name "Jigrr", is an amalgam of the word "Jigar", which implies courage in Hindi and also the sound of a tiger roar 'grrr...'

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How to volunteer for Singapore Youth Olympic Games SYOG

There’re two ways to become a YOG Volunteer:

(1) If you’re a student, there’re many opportunities to get involved in the YOG through your school.

For students in the ITEs, polytechnics, and universities, please ask for more details from the nice people at your student affairs office.

For students in the primary and secondary schools, and junior colleges, please bear with us a little longer. SYOGOC is working closely with the Ministry of Education to come up with exciting opportunities for you to be part of the YOG heartbeat. In-the-works are the Schools-NOC Twinning Programme where your school may get to host youths from other parts of the world, and other ways for you to be involved through your CCAs such as NCC, NPCC, photography, student presenters, and many more.

(2) If you’ve already left school, and will be at least 18 years old on 1 March 2010, we welcome you to register with us as an individual volunteer.

By understanding what’s involved in becoming a YOG Volunteer, you can tell us what you can do and like to do, and we will do our best to match you to the right volunteering opportunities.

Like an Olympic athlete, a YOG Volunteer needs heaps of passion and commitment because you will need to train for your job, and there will be a lot of hard work during the Games (but also lots of fun!).

If you are ready the Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG) adventure and want to help make history, e-mail: singapore2010_volunteer@singapore2010.sg

and SYOGOC will get in touch with you.

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IOC To Analyse Beijing 2008 Samples

source: IOC

A report published on the IOC website on the 8 October 2008 revealed that the IOC intended to further analyse samples collected during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Tests will be conducted on samples across all sports including the newest doping agent EPO CERA. Samples collected at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games will be kept for up to eight years. When new technological breakthroughs arrive, samples will be re-tested to check for inappropriate use of performance-enhancing substances.

The message that IOC wants to send is to put out a "strong deterrent and make athletes think twice before cheating". IOC President Jacques Rogge was quoted to have said this.

Athletes qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games were tested by the World Anti-Doping Agency and BOCOG under the authority of the IOC. As a general rule, all top five finishers, plus a further two, were tested.

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4 November 2008:
YOG Learning Centre opens on 4 November 2008


2 April 2008 :
Goh Kee Nguan appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SYOGOC


24 March 2008 :
Organising Committee SYOGOC has been set up on 24 March 2008

21 February 2008 :
Singapore selected as host of World's first Olympic Games for youths

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Will Athletes At Singapore 2010 YOG Be Tested For Dope?

There is no apparent news about dope testing of athletes during the upcoming Singapore Youth Olympic Games YOG in the year 2010. While competitors at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games are routinely tested during the Olympic games, I have not heard anything about dope testing for athletes at the Singapore 2010 YOG.

As a matter of principle, dope testing should be carried out on athletes at international-level competitive games regardless of the age groups. There should not be any exceptions for the Singapore 2010 YOG.

We will have to monitor and see what the IOC and the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee SYOGOC have to say about this in the coming months.

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IOC Members By Name and Country

Posted by Admin | Oct 6, 2008 10:57 AM

IOC Members By Name and Country

This is the list of members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) according to name and their country of origin.

Source: IOC

The IOC members, natural persons, are representatives in IOC in their respective countries, and not their country's delegate within the IOC.

As stated in the Olympic Charter: "Members of the IOC represent and promote the interests of the IOC and of the Olympic Movement in their countries and in the organisations of the Olympic Movement in which they serve" (Olympic Charter 2004, page 28).

There are currently 111 members, 25 honorary members and 1 honour members. Juan Antonio Samaranch is Honorary President for life.

Name / Country

HAVELANGE, João (Mr)
BRA
MZALI, Mohamed (Mr)
TUN
SMIRNOV, Vitaly (Mr)
RUS
TALLBERG, Peter (Mr)
FIN
GOSPER A.O., Richard Kevan (Mr)
AUS
POUND, Q.C., Richard W. (Mr)
CAN
HE, Zhenliang (Mr)
CHN
CARRARO, Franco (Mr)
ITA
COLES, A.M., Phillip Walter (Mr)
AUS
DIBÓS, Iván (Mr)
PER
IGAYA, Chiharu (Mr) *
JPN
MUÑOZ PEÑA, Roque Napoleón (Mr)
DOM
SCHMITT, Pál (Mr)
HUN
LIECHTENSTEIN, Nora de (HSH Princess)
LIE
ELIZALDE, Francisco J. (Mr)
PHI
ALBERT II, (HSH the Sovereign Prince)
MON
NIKOLAOU, Lambis V. (Mr) *
GRE
DEFRANTZ, Anita L. (Ms)
USA
GEESINK, Anton (Mr)
NED
ROYAL, (HRH the Princess)
GBR
WU, Ching-Kuo (Mr)
TPE
KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN, Willi (Mr)
GUA
NYANGWESO, Francis (Major General)
UGA
BELLO, Fernando F. Lima (Mr)
POR
TRÖGER, Walther (Mr)
GER
OKANO, Shun-ichiro (Mr)
JPN
CARRIÓN, Richard L. (Mr) *
PUR
INDRAPANA, Nat (Mr)
THA
OSWALD, Denis (Mr) *
SUI
ROGGE, Jacques (Count) *
BEL
VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, Mario (Mr) *
MEX
BACH, Thomas (Mr) *
GER
AL-SABAH, Ahmad Al-Fahad (Sheikh)
KUW
EASTON, James L. (Mr)
USA
REEDIE, Craig (Sir)
GBR
PESCANTE, Mario (Mr) *
ITA
HEIBERG, Gerhard (Mr) *
NOR
LJUNGQVIST, Arne (Professor)
SWE
SEALY, Austin L. (Mr)
BAR
MITCHELL, Robin E. (Dr)
FIJ
DIALLO, Alpha Ibrahim (Mr)
GUI
GILADY, Alex (Mr)
ISR
TARPISCHEV, Shamil (Mr)
RUS
BORZOV, Valeriy (Mr)
UKR
FASEL, René (Mr) *
SUI
KILLY, Jean-Claude (Mr)
FRA
RAMSAMY, Sam (Mr) *
RSA
GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, Reynaldo (Mr)
CUB
VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, Olegario (Mr)
MEX
VRDOLJAK, Antun (Mr)
CRO
HICKEY, Patrick Joseph (Mr)
IRL
KHOURY, Toni (Mr)
LIB
LARFAOUI, Mustapha (Mr)
ALG
ALI, Shahid (Syed)
PAK
CHANG, Ung (Mr)
PRK
LINDBERG, Gunilla (Ms)
SWE
MAGLIONE, Julio César (Mr)
URU
LEE #, Kun Hee (Mr)
KOR
CINQUANTA, Ottavio (Mr)
ITA
DRUT, Guy (Mr)
FRA
SZEWINSKA, Irena (Ms)
POL
LUXEMBOURG, De (HRH the Grand Duke)
LUX
SABET, Mounir (General)
EGY
EL MOUTAWAKEL , Nawal (Ms) *
MAR
SÁNCHEZ RIVAS, Melitón (Mr)
PAN
WALLNER, Leo (Mr)
AUT
ORANGE, (HRH the Prince of)
NED
NG, Ser Miang (Mr) *
SIN
MOUDALLAL, Samih (Mr)
SYR
BLATTER, Joseph S. (Mr)
SUI
DIACK, Lamine (Mr)
SEN
BUBKA, Sergey (Mr)
UKR
DI CENTA, Manuela (Ms)
ITA
POPOV, Alexander (Mr)
RUS
AJÁN, Tamás (Mr)
HUN
KASPER, Gian-Franco (Mr)
SUI
KEINO, Kipchoge (Mr)
KEN
NUZMAN, Carlos Arthur (Mr)
BRA
PALENFO, Lassana (Intendant General)
CIV
YU, Zaiqing (Mr) *
CHN
FOK, Timothy Tsun Ting (Mr)
HKG
SINGH, Randhir (Raja)
IND
COATES, AC, John Dowling (Mr)
AUS
HAYATOU, Issa (Mr)
CMR
SAMARANCH JR, Juan Antonio (Mr)
ESP
BREDA VRIESMAN, Els van (Ms)
NED
ABDULAZIZ, Nawaf Faisal Fahd (HRH Prince)
KSA
CHAMUNDA, Patrick S. (Mr)
ZAM
AL-THANI, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa (HH Sheikh)
QAT
HOLM, Kai (Mr)
DEN
NDIAYE, Youssoupha (Mr)
SEN
WIBERG, Pernilla (Ms)
SWE
CRAVEN, MBE, Philip (Sir)
GBR
FREDERICKS, Frank (Mr) *
NAM
ZELEZNY, Jan (Mr)
CZE
EL GUERROUJ, Hicham (Mr)
MAR
ELWANI, Rania (Dr)
EGY
RICCI BITTI, Francesco (Mr)
ITA
IMRAN, Tunku (HRH Prince)
MAS
HOEVERTSZ, Nicole (Ms)
ARU
ALLEN, Béatrice (Ms)
GAM
SCOTT, Rebecca (Ms)
CAN
KOIVU, Saku (Mr)
FIN
BOTERO PHILLIPSBOURNE, Andrès (Mr)
COL
BAUMANN, Patrick (Mr)
SUI
AL HUSSEIN, Haya Bint (HRH Princess)
UAE
SUBOWO, Rita (Ms)
INA
BOKEL, Claudia (Ms)
GER
ERDENER, Ugur (Dr)
TUR
MOON, Dae Sung (Mr)
KOR
RUIZ LUACES, Yumilka (Miss)
CUB

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Contact Us

Posted by Admin | Oct 3, 2008 1:03 PM

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SINGAPORE TO ATTEND THE 6TH WORLD FORUM ON SPORT, EDUCATION AND CULTURE IN BUSAN

25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2008



Singapore, 24 September 2008 – The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee’s Chairman, Mr Ng Ser Miang, and Director of Culture and Education Programme, Mr Lee Pak Sing, will be attending the 6th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture in Busan (Korea) from 25 to 27 September 2008.

They will share with the 800 participants on how Singapore aims to create a unique and inspiring Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 - one that is grounded in the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, and which will inspire youth of the world to bring about positive changes to their lives and communities through their participation in sport, culture and education.

At the panel for one of the plenary sessions (26 September), Mr Ng will discuss the topic of “Creating a sporting event with a strong education programme – Youth Olympic Games”. Mr Lee will moderate the session on “Benefiting from the Youth Olympic Games”.

Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Metropolitan City of Busan, the Forum will bring together participants such as IOC members, Olympic Games Organising Committees, and other international organizations. It will review the culture and education work undertaken by the Olympic movement and chart future directions to further the sporting, cultural and educational mission of the Olympic movement.

The Forum will coincide with the 4th Busan TAFISA World Sport for All Games from 26 September to 2 October.

For more information on the Forum, please refer to www.olympic.org/busanforum

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Singapore YOG Sponsorship Seminar

The Singapore YOG Organising Committee (SYOGOC) organized a series of seminars on Singapore YOG sponsorship opportunities for various companies.

On 18 and 19 September, two seminars were held at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel. Entrepreneurs and businessmen from more than 70 local and international companies attended. They represented diverse fields like banking and finance, property, automobiles, telecommunications, information technology and other sectors.

The reason for this YOG Games sponsorship seminar? To attract commercial partners to join the Singapore YOG on a win-win partnership to ensure success for the games.

“The Olympic rings are one of the most well-known icons, symbolising the values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. With the introduction of the Olympic Youth Games (YOG), Singapore as the host city of the first YOG in 2010 will be able to join the Olympic family in inspiring the world and the youth,” said Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of SYOGOC.

“The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will also offer a new platform for brand building and marketing.”

If you or your company are keen to explore sponsorship opportunities to widen your market and reach out to more potential customers, do check out the details for the dates of future sponsorship seminars organised by the Singapore YOG.

Source:
Singapore Youth Olympics Organising Committee
1 Kay Siang Road Singapore 248922
www.singapore2010.sg

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SINGAPORE YOG 2010 LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION RECEIVED 1590 ENTRIES

At the close of the Singapore YOG 2010 Logo Design competition on 29 August 2008, 1590 entries were received by the YOGOC.

Of these 1590 Singapore YOG Logo Design Competition entries, 856 entries came from youths, while the Open category received 734 entries.

Judging by these numbers of Singapore YOG Logo Design Competition entries, this is a very credible figure. The interest in the Singapore YOG 2010 Logo Design Competition has been global as well as local.

Thirteen judges have been appointed to look at the Singapore YOG Logo Competition entries. The following are the luminous judges:


Mr. Johnny Lau
Cartoonist and Managing Director, AIC Asia

Mr. Kendrick Lee
Singapore National Badminton Player

Ms Hazel Lim
Lecturer, LaSalle College of the Arts

Mr. Stephen Mangham
Group Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather (Singapore)

Mr. Eugene Ng
Assistant Manager, DesignSingapore Council

Mr. Francis Ng
Art Photographer and Mixed Media Installation Artist

Mr. Jay Phua
Creative Director, 10AM Communications Pte Ltd

Mr. Hans Tan
Lecturer, Experience Design, Singapore Polytechnic & Tutor, Industrial Design,
National University of Singapore

Mr. Royston Tan
Film Director

Ms. Tan Suenne Megan
Deputy Director, Communications & Partnership Development, Singapore Arts
Museum

Mr. Edmund Wee
Managing Director, Epigram Pte Ltd

SYOGOC will be represented by its Chairman, Mr Ng Ser Miang and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Goh Kee Nguan.

One of this entries will win the Best Design Award with five Merit Awards to be given out to each category.

This high number of responders indicates good publicity of Singapore 2010 YOG. There is also strong interest of youths across the globe for the Singapore YOG 2010.

We look forward to the announcement of the Singapore YOG Logo Competition results and can't wait to see what the final logo design will be.

Stay tuned to Singapore Youth Olympic Games (YOG) blog.

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