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Singapore YOG Olympic Torch Relay

For the world's first-ever Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (SYOG), the Olympic Flame will make a journey starting from Greece and cross five continents before landing in Singapore for a round-the-island SYOG Olympic Torch relay.

This YOG Olympic Torch relay may be the final round-the-world relay of its kind as the International Olympic Committee had already decided to stop its relay practice in response to feedback.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) approved a proposal by the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee for the Olympic Flame for the YOG to be lit in Greece and travel to one city each in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania before arriving in Singapore.

At each city, the YOG Olympic Flame will be welcomed in a single city celebration that will focus on youth and the power of the Olympic values to make the world a better place.

Athletes and youth on that continent will be invited to witness the lighting of the cauldron and join in the city YOG celebration.

In Singapore, the YOG Olympic Flame will travel across all parts of Singapore in a traditional torch relay run, where youths from ASEAN will also be invited to participate.

According to Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of the SYOGOC, "it will be a unique opportunity and experience for people around the world to connect to the first Youth Olympic Games."

Youths of Singapore and the world, get ready to welcome the YOG Olympic Torch Relay for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Details of the YOG Olympic Torch design have not been released. I predict the YOG Olympic Torch is likely be shaped and weighted differently for the smaller-sized grip of youths age 14 to 18.

Perhaps a "Design the YOG Olympic Torch" competition will be held later. Perhaps a "Who can hold the torch for the longest duration" competition will be held to choose some lucky individuals for a trip to Singapore and join the YOG Olympic Torch Relay team.

Get ready too, youths in Singapore and Asean, to step forward (and do some upper limb weight training) for your chance to hold the YOG Olympic Torch during the YOG Olympic Torch Relay in Singapore in the year 2010!

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Asian Youth Games on YouTube

Posted by Admin | Mar 26, 2009 12:03 AM

Asian Youth Games on YouTube

This is a youTube video on the Singapore Asian Youth Games 2009. Check out what Singapore has to offer in this slick video production.

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Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 Goes Online

On 2 March 2009, it was announced that the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 (AYG) will be broadcast online during the entire event.

This nine-sport Asian Youth Games (AYG) had received approval from the Olympic Council of Asia to provide broadcast coverage of all its sporting events through online channels.

The 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 Organising Committee (SAYGOC) appointed World Sport Group and Perform Group and Content Craft as its official website developer and web broadcaster.

These companies will provide technical expertise in the design, development and maintenance of the official website for Asian Youth Games (AYG) Singapore 2009.

They will also develop content for the Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 website, such as editorial pieces, articles on athletes and supporters, and broadcasting live data feeds from each sporting event during the Games period.

The Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 site will serve to engage the youth community in Asia using these new online media channels as well.

"Live" online broadcasting will allow all 45 participating nations of the Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 to watch and follow the progress of their respective contingents through the official Asian Youth Games (AYG) website.

Mr Oon Jin Teik, Co-Chair of Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee (SAYGOC) and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Sports Council (SSC) said:

"For the first time in history, a major multi-sports games will be using the new media channels as its main broadcast platform.

The internet, a highly used communications medium used by youth, will be the gateway for the world to catch all the live action from their desktops, notebooks, mobile phones, or any other portable device that has a web browser.

We are extremely delighted to have World Sport Group, Perform Group and Content Craft as partners in this historical initiative. For the inaugural Asian Youth Games, this will be another first in a long list of achievements as Singapore prepares to welcome Asia's youth.

This online initiative of the Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 will boost Singapore's efforts to develop the sports media industry."

More details on this Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 initative can be found at the official Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2009 website.

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Asian Youth Games Mascot

Posted by Admin | Mar 20, 2009 12:05 AM


Asian Youth Games Mascot

The new mascot of the Asian Youth Games was unveiled on 19 March 2009 by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Transport.

The lion mascot symbolises friendship, excellence and respect.

There will be a "Name the Asian Youth Games Mascot" competition to select a new name. This Asian Youth Games name-the-mascot contest wil be open from 20 March 2009 to the public.

The Asian Youth Games Mascot naming contest will end on 27 March 2009.

The names must be original and should not be more than five words long for the Asian Youth Games Mascot.

Details and entry forms will appear in the newspapers soon.

Why not call the new mascot: "Singapore Asian Youth Games Mascot"?

Perhaps not. This sounds too officious and quite a mouthful.

Put on your thinking caps and create a new name for the Asian Youth Games mascot. Who knows. You may walk away with great prizes in this Asian Youth Games name-the-mascot contest.

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Asian Youth Games

Posted by Admin | Mar 19, 2009 11:10 PM

Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009

The Asian Youth Games 2009 (AYG) is a regional multi-sport event open to all Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) members for athletes aged between 14 and 17.

The inaugural Asian Youth Games (AYG) event will be held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009.

Objectives of the Asian Youth Games (AYG 2009) event:

• To gather the youth from around Asia in a celebration of youth, sports and learning

• To provide a platform for youths in Asia to engage in friendly competition and imbibe the olympic sporting values of excellence, friendship and respect

• To provide a forum for learning, cultural exchange and friendship among the youth

This sporting extravaganza will be the biggest sporting event for youngsters in Singapore for the year 2009 when the Asian Youth Games competition commences.

It is projected that 45 National Olympic Councils (NOCs) will send about 1,300 top juniors to compete in the 9 sports offered at the Asian Youth Games.

The sports events for the Asian Youth Games are Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming and Diving), FIBA 33 (3-on-3), Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Sailing, Shooting and Table Tennis.

Be part of this historic Asian Youth Games 2009 event and sign up as a Asian Youth Games 2009 volunteer now!

If you wish to contribute in a meaningful way to the Asian Youth Games 2009, visit Asian Youth Games 2009 volunteer website now.

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YOG Athletics Qualifying Rules

Posted by Admin | Mar 10, 2009 5:03 PM

Singapore Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Athletics

These are the qualifying criteria, rules and quota for Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Athletics.

You can obtain details from the the official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games website.

YOG Athletics Events (Total=36)
M: 17 individual events and 1 mixed NOCs relay
W: 17 individual events and 1 mixed NOCs relay

Quota:
Total = 680 places
Qualified via IAAF = 544
NOC Universality Places = 126
Host Country Places = 10 (To Be Confirmed)

NOC Quota:
1 athlete per event

Age Group:
1/1/93 - 31/12/94

Qualification System:

Qualifying Events:
5 YCC in 2010

Procedure:
16 athletes per event will qualify through YCC, with the number of positions available per area/continent based on results from last 3 YWC.

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2010 YOG Archery

Posted by Admin | Mar 5, 2009 12:05 AM

2010 YOG Archery Programme
(source: Official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games website)

These are the details of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games sporting events for archery. The qualification requirements, number of places available and the age groups that will competing in the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games are listed below.

You can get a detailed copy of the 2010 YOG Archery from the official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games website.

2010 YOG Archery:
Events = 3
Recurve Individual (M&W)
Mixed Gender and NOC team event

Quota (total= 64):
Qualified via FITA = 46
NOC Universality Places = 16
Host Country = 2

NOC Quota:
1 M and 1 W

Age Group:
1/1/92 - 31/12/93

Qualification System:

Qualifying Events:
Special qualifying competition at 2009 YWC and 5 continental qualification tournaments in 2009 and 2010.

Procedure:
17 places at YWC allocated to NOCs of highest ranked archers.
6 places distributed during continental events to NOCs not yet qualified (2 places for Europe and 1 place each for Asia, Americas, Africa and Oceania).

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2010 YOG Aquatics Diving, Swimming Programme
(source: Official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games website)

YOG Aquatics - Diving


These are the details of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games sporting events. The qualification requirements, number of places available and the age groups that will competing in the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games are listed below.

You can get a detailed copy of the 2010 YOG Aquatics (Diving and Swimming Programme) from the official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games website.

4 events:
Individual 3m springboard (M&W)
Individual 10m platform (M&W)

Quota (Total = 48):
Qualified via International Federation = 36
NOC Universality Places = 8
Host Country Places = 4

NOC Quota:
1 M and 1 W

Age Group:
1/1/93 - 31/12/94

Qualification System:
Qualifying Events = one dedicated qualification event in 2010.

Procedure:
9 best ranked athletes in each event will qualify their respective NOC.


YOG Aquatics - Swimming

34 Events:
M: 16 individual events
W: 16 individual events
2 mixed gender relays

Quota (Total = 400):
Qualified via IF = 280
NOC Universality places = 112
Host Country = 8

NOC Quota:
4M and 4W

Age Group:
1/1/92 - 31/12/93 (M)
1/1/93 - 31/12/94 (W)

Qualification System:
Qualifying events
FINA 2009 WC (for NOC quotas) and sanctioned events in 2009/2010 (for qualification times)

Procedure:
NOC team ranking at FINA 2009 WC and achievement of qualification times establishes number of athletes qualified per NOC. Top 16 yeams qualify max 8 athletes, while lower ranked teams qualify a max of 4 or 2 athletes. Selected athletes can achieve qualification times at all events sanctioned by FINA.

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