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2010 Olympic Youth Games Logo Launch On Youtube

Here's lots of young, energetic, cool and exciting video shots of the 2010 Olympic Youth Games Official Logo Launch, available free on Youtube.

Enjoy the 2010 Olympic Youth Games Logo Launch that took place on 10 January 2009 at Singapore Management University's Campus Green during the YOG CAN Carnival.

If you missed the opportunity to see it live, don't miss the second chance to catch snippets of the youthful 2010 Olympic Games Singapore Youth Logo Launch show.





source: Singapore YOG Official Logo Launch, posted on youtube.

The new Singapore Olympic Games For Youths logo looks like this:



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Greetings For the Year of Ox

Posted by Admin | Jan 25, 2009 2:17 PM


Greetings For the Year of Ox


Wishing all Seen This Scene That readers
a Happy and Auspicious
Lunar New Year.


May the Year of the Ox bring you
health and happiness,
peace and prosperity,
longevity and fortuity.

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Free YOG Souvenirs From CAN Carnival

Here is a list of free YOG CAN Carnival Souvenirs that I obtained when I signed up for the free 2010-metre long run. All these souvenirs were given free of charge.

1) YOG CAN Runner's Tag Souvenir























2) YOG CAN Souvenir T-shirt (for runners)

Can you guess which sport is featured on the YOG CAN souvenir T-shirt below?

























































Yes, it's soccer, my favourite sport!




3) YOG Button Badge souvenir

The front and back views of the souvenir badge.




















4) YOG CAN sticky paper notepad.


5) A YOG CAN souvenir bag.

Keep this souvenir to recycle and re-use.

























6) And many happy YOG CAN Carnival photographic souvenirs and memories...

I look forward to what the Singapore Youth Olympic Games may offer as free souvenirs come 2010. Perhaps some of these souvenirs can grow to become highly sought-after collector’s items, heritage treasures or just simple memory aids for me in 30 year’s time!

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YOG Sports On Show

Posted by Admin | Jan 16, 2009 8:27 PM

YOG Sports On Show

At the YOG CAN! Carnival that I visited recently, several interesting YOG sports were on show. These YOG sports events included wrestling, equestrian, handball, 3-on-3 basketball and fencing.

These YOG sports on show were hands-on try-out platforms for youngsters and the young-at-heart to jump into. They were not passive demonstrations of various sports that YOG competitors would compete in 2010 in Singapore. Neither were these YOG sports just simple exhibition booths to showcase the various competition events.


Visitors to the YOG CAN! Carnival were able to try out these YOG show sports as they were more of a get-your-hands-dirty games session.




















In YOG wrestling, participants could compete with others to see if they have what it takes to be the future Youth Olympic Games champions.



























In the sport of YOG fencing, by-standers could walk up, grab a weapon and start showing off their fencing skills like Zorro! Best of all, you get to score points by ‘piercing’ your opponent with the pointed tip of your weapon.

























YOG equestrian sports wannabes got to ride a real horse around a fenced-in area led by a horse trainer. No show jumping was allowed but judging from the look of delighted faces of riders, they must have been sitting on cloud nine!
























For the YOG 3-on-3 basketball sports games, many students stepped up to display amazing skills in a fun-filled arena, under watchful eyes of talent spotters, spectators, supporters and friends.






























YOG handball sports gamers could try their hands at scoring at goal. Targets with score numbers were hung on different levels of the goal post to be if they could aim their throw at the four corners that garnered maximum points.

The public opportunities to try out these YOG Sports and Games left a positive impression on me. I think those who had the opportunities to participate in these YOG sports and games would surely agree.

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Official Singapore YOG Logo Unveiled

Posted by Admin | Jan 14, 2009 1:40 PM

Official Singapore YOG Logo Unveiled
Here’s a look at some memorable moments during the official Singapore YOG Logo launch. This event took place on the afternoon of 10 January 2009 during the YOG CAN! Carnival.
























After formal speeches, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, accompanied by other VIPs launched the sequence of mechanisms that would reveal the new Singapore YOG Logo. The logo will become one of the most prominent designs to feature in all YOG-related events leading up to the world’s first Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore in 2010.

In a candid remark to a group of supporters and well wishers, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan warned that what we were about to see was a complicated launch mechanism prepared by the engineering students of Nanyang Technological University. He need not have worried as the approximately two-minute long sequence, involving interconnected parts hung on a wall, moved without a hitch. It culminated in a countdown as a clock ticked down the final 10 seconds before a machine-gun burst of balloons revealed the impressive looking new Singapore YOG logo.
























A shower of confetti rained from the white tented roof as the audience cheered and clapped in a spontaneous moment of wild celebration.

Examine the new YOG logo closely. What do you think the individual parts represent?

According to the Singapore 2010 YOG:

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Logo – ‘Spirit of Youth’


Spirit of Youth – the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Logo –
celebrates Singapore 2010 in an adventurous, open and fun way. It evokes the Singaporean sense of confidence and progress.

The three distinct elements of the logo are:

The Flame of Passion

The intense red flame represents the passion to learn and the power
of positive thinking. Red is also the national colour of Singapore.

The Star of Champions

The rich purple star symbolises excellence and the pride of
representing one’s nation.

The Crescent of Tomorrow

The crescent reflects dynamic youth, full of promise. It has the lush green and calm blue colours of a tropical island city.

The Singapore 2010 Wordmark

Its active appearance comprises individual and unique characters
that signify harmony among the diverse participants.

Spirit of Youth inspires all of us to express the Olympic spirit and celebrate the first-ever Youth Olympic Games.

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My First Visit To A YOG Event: CAN! Carnival
























After months of writing about the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in this blog, I finally had an opportunity to visit my first event related to the YOG!

You see, the actual Youth Olympic Games competition doesn't start until the year 2010 in Singapore. So when news arrived that the YOG-inspired CAN! Carnival would kick off on 10 January 2008, my first thought was: I had to be there!

Campus Green in Singapore Management University along Stamford Road was the venue of the CAN! Carnival. When I arrived around three in the afternoon, the venue was already filled with many primary, secondary and tertiary school students. The young-at-heart like myself made up the rest of the crowd.
























A beehive of activities was in full swing the moment I arrived. Various demonstration sporting events were held on the campus ground that allowed participants to take part. These activities included 3-on-3 basketball, handball, equestrian, wrestling and fencing.

Two horses were present for the students and kids to ride. Looking at the long queue, my heart went out to the two poor horses. The other sporting events featured at the CAN! Carnival provided a hands-on try-out for those present. Hopefully, these activities can help to interest more kids and students to take up sports and physical activities in the future.

























Under a large white tent, dancers and BMX cyclists performed to the beat of music and lights. VIPs arrived shortly after and speeches were made befitting the occasion. Even IOC President Jacques Rogge made a surprise appearance by sending his greetings through an LCD screen.

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Communication, Youth and Sports unveiled the new Singapore YOG Logo, not before warning the crowd of enthusiatic supporters about the complicated mechanism that he was about to trigger by pushing a button on stage.

















Fortunately, no hiccups occurred with the complex launch mechanism that saw 26 transitions, lighting up a timer which led the crowd to count down from 10 seconds to the popping of white and red balloons that finally revealed the official SYOG Logo.























Soon after, I made my way to the starting line-up for my 2010-metre long CAN! Run. To be precise, the 2.010-km run turned out to be more of a walk especially along the first 500 to 800 metres, due to the large turn-out. When the space opened up for me to run, I had to stop several times at road junctions to wait for the lights to change in my favour.

Despite not getting my dose of running, it was a pleasant way to spend half an hour to look at the downtown sights around Bras Basah Road, Victoria Street, Stamford Road and the Dhoby Ghaut MRT. The trail of runners and walkers with colourful balloons brought out stares and smiles from pedestrians and vehicle drivers.


The YOG-inspired CAN! Carnival was a fun-filled afternoon full of Youth Olympic Games spirit. If this YOG event turn-out and fun factor are an indication of what I can expect during the actual Youth Olympic Games, they would augur well for the future of youths in Singapore and the world.


I shall post more pictures in a series on the CAN! Carnival later. You can look forward to more posts on:

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CAN! You Run, Play and Party To Celebrate Singapore YOG?

Join CAN!, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games inspired carnival, this Saturday on 10 January 2009 at Campus Green in SMU from 2pm to 9pm.

Be part of the youthful (and youthful at heart) group of athletes, participants, volunteers, supporters and merry makers for a day of fun, run, games, sports and concert bands.

CAN! stands for Create Action Now!, a youth initiative in celebration of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). This event is organised by the four local universities (Singapore Management University (SMU), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)). It is supported by the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.

The three main activities at the CAN! carnival are the CAN! Run, CAN! Play and CAN! Party programmes.

CAN! Run is a non-competitive 2010 metre run with limited edition CAN! T-shirts to be given to participants. Participation is free of charge but you should sign up at the CAN! Run website to book your T-shirt size.

CAN! Play is a mini-sports carnival featuring several YOG sports for visitors to discover if they have hidden sports-related talents. Ride a real horse in equestrian, wrestle like a pro, play 3-on-3 street basketball and try out other sports on that day.

CAN! Party is an evening of music concert with a party thrown in for all to let their hair down. Performances by youth bands will provide live music to show off their musical talents. EIC, Mi Lu Bing, Giants Must Fall and Plain Sunset are the bands and performers who will sizzle the audience.

Who are the people behind the CAN! Carnival? Check here to see the the CAN! student leaders. You can get to know them better through their Facebook group as well.

For more details on the CAN! Carnival, create action now by visiting the YOG-inspired CAN! website.

Enjoy your run, play fair and party hard!

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Olympic Education Programme (OEP)

Students in all Singapore schools will get a chance to live the Olympic Spirit with the launch of the Olympic Education Programme (OEP) on 29 December 2009.

This new initiative should lead to a successful and memorable inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) event in 2010 for Singapore youths. With the launch of the Olympic Education Programme (OEP), students will have more opportunities to experience and embrace the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

The Olympic Education Programme (OEP) consists of a variety of educational programmes that teach about the Olympic Movement. These educational programmes will be conducted in conjunction with sports activities at all primary and secondary schools as well as pre-university colleges and institutions in Singapore.

All schools in Singapore will receive the specially designed “Living Olympism” Education Resource Package as part of the associated teaching materials. School teachers can use these interesting Olympic Education Programme (OEP) ideas in the package to roll out innovative learning activities. Students can then acquire knowledge about the Olympics and understand the Olympic spirit in a fun way.

The Olympic Education Programme (OEP) resource packs feature the history of the Olympic Games, Olympic Sports and contribution of the Olympic Movement to international peace and friendship.

Besides Physical Education (PE), the activities and ideas in the Olympic Education Programme (OEP) resource packs can also be incorporated into subject areas such as languages, humanities and the arts, sciences and mathematics, values education, and co-curricular activities (CCA) thus contributing to our students’ holistic development.



Thanks for reading my "Singapore Youth Olympic Games", a resident's discovery of the soon-to-be world's first Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore in the year 2010

This journey of discovery has been an educational programme on the Olympics for myself as well. I hope you learn something new too.

Take care!

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Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009

When will Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009 be held?
14 - 18 January 2009

What is the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
5 days of elite youth competition

Where will be the venue of Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
Sydney, utilising most Olympic venues

How many are attending the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
2,200 athletes and officials

How many nations will be present for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
23

How many sports will be available at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
17

How many events at Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
176 (88 men, 84 women, 4 mixed)

What are the admission charges of attending the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009?
All sporting events are FREE, Opening Ceremony is ticketed

Details of Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009 here.

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