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Singapore YOG Countdown Clock

Posted by Admin | Aug 31, 2009 1:47 PM

Singapore YOG Countdown Clock

On 14 August 2009, a Singapore YOG Countdown Clock was revealed at Singapore's City Hall to mark the One Year Countdown to the first Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore in the year 2010.

The Singapore YOG Countdown Clock is constructed by Swiss watchmaker OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

The Singapore YOG Countdown Clock was unveiled at the One Year Countdown Event by Professor S Jayakumar, Senior Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security; Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS); Mrs Yee Shoon YU-FOO, Minister of State, MCYS; Mr Ser Luck TEO, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, MCYS; and Mr Christophe BERTHAUD, OMEGA Olympic Manager.

The Singapore YOG Countdown Clock measures 10m tall by 3m wide and weighs 4.4 tonnes. The Singapore YOG Countdown Clock design is inspired by the vibrant and dynamic city of Singapore. The Singapore YOG Countdown Clock design represents the fundamental importance of sport timekeeping at the YOG.

Read more at official Singapore YOG site.

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Olympic Values

Posted by Admin | Aug 17, 2009 12:22 AM

Olympic Values

What are the three Olympic Values? We have received some queries from readers on this 'Olympic Values' question.

What are the 3 Olympic Values? Is it

(a) Humanity, Friendship, Excellence
(b) Excellence, Friendship, Respect
(c) Companionship, Excellence, Respect
(d) Excellence, Compassion, Respect

If you know the 3 Olympic Values, good for you!

If you have no idea what are the three Olympic Values, you are not alone. Not many people in Singapore and around the world know the answer to this question on the 3 Olympic Values.

We shall reveal the Olympic Values at a much later date. Meanwhile, you can go online and do some research on the Olympic Values.

Enjoy!

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Names of YOG Mascots

Posted by Admin | Aug 16, 2009 6:29 PM

Names of YOG Mascots

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games organisers are looking for names for Singapore's first Youth Olympic Games YOG Mascot Naming Contest.

There will be TWO (2) mascots in the coming Youth Olympic Games.

In this Names of YOG Mascots contest, everyone is invited to submit possible names for our YOG mascots. Organisers are looking for names which are youthful, relevant, unique and easy to pronounce. Names must be submitted in a pair and accompanied by a short writeup on the rationale (not more than 500 characters).

To get you started, here's a description of the mascots in this Name of YOG Mascot contest:

Name of YOG Mascot Number 1 Details: The Lion
The lion cub has a mane that's as fiery as his passion for life. A bundle of boundless energy, he is always on the go, learning new things and playing sports. Football is his passion.

Having lived in a concrete jungle all his life, he is no stranger to people. The lion loves making friends from all over the world and learning about their different cultures. The lion wants to inspire youth to keep fit and enjoy sports for life.

Name of YOG Mascot Number 1 Details: Quick Facts
Star Sign: Leo
Dream: To win an Olympic gold medal with the Young Lions
Personal Motto: "Never say never"
Favourite Food: Chilli Crabs/Chicken Rice with lots of chilli!
Hobbies: Jamming on his guitar, learning new things and playing football

Name of YOG Mascot Number 1 Details: Symbolism
Legend has it that a prince spotted a lion on an island a long, long time ago. He decided to call that island 'Singapura', which means 'Lion City'. Today, that island is known as 'Singapore' and the lion has become synonymous with Singapore's national identity.

Name of YOG Mascot Number 2 Details: The Merlion
Our second mascot is a merlion cub who loves exploring the waters around and beyond Singapore. Although merlions are omnivorous by nature, she sticks to a vegetarian diet out of a deep respect for all living things.

The merlion is friendly and a great listener – when she makes a friend, she is a friend for life! Always ready to lend her support to worthy causes, she is especially passionate about environmental issues. The merlion believes that everyone has a part to play in working towards a sustainable future and is determined to spread the message. Her dream is to become a scientist so that she can find more ways to protect Mother Nature.

Name of YOG Mascot Number 2 Details: Quick Facts
Star Sign: Aquarius
Dream: To become an environmental scientist.
Personal Motto: "You can achieve anything if you set your heart to it!"
Favourite Food: Ice Kachang (a Singaporean dessert of shaved ice drenched in colourful syrup)
Hobbies: Singing, swimming, and collecting seashells

Name of YOG Mascot Number 2 Details: Symbolism
The merlion is a mythical sea creature that is part lion and part fish. It is inspired by local folklore and Singapore's fishing village origins.

So visit the official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games site and submit your names for our YOG mascots today.

Closing date of Names of YOG mascot contest is 6 September 2009.


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Youth Olympic Games: 365 Day Countdown Starts Today

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games one year countdown to the opening ceremony starts today. There are 365 days left to the Youth Olympic Games.

You can follow the countdown by checking on the widget on the top right corner of our Olympic Youth Games Singapore site.

From today, it will be exactly one year to go before the world's first Youth Olympic Games will be held in Singapore.

Countdown to Youth Olympic Games starts now.

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Singapore Youth Olympic Games Progress Milestones

We highlight the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Progress Milestones for readers this August 2009.

Singapore Youth Olympic Games Progress Milestones:
Date | Event
21 Feb 08 Singapore elected host city for the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG)
24 Mar 08 Singapore set up organising committee for first YOG
04-06 Apr 08 IOC President Jacques Rogge made inaugural visit to Singapore
29 Jul 08 Singapore 2010 logo design competition launched
02 Aug 08 Youth Olympic Village relocated to Nanyang Technological University
30 Oct 08 Opening of first YOG Learning Centre
01 Nov 08 The Coordination Commission of the 1st Summer YOG concluded its first visit to Singapore – Singapore 2010 on track
01 Dec 08 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organisng Committee (SYOGOC) and Atos Origin signed Memorandum of Intent (MOI)
10 Dec 08 IOC Executive Board approves YOG sports competition programme and format
29 Dec 08 Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education launched the Olympic Education Programme and Friends@YOG Programme
10 Jan 09 Singapore 2010 logo unveiled at Create Action Now (CAN!) for Singapore 2010
02 Feb 09 Deloitte Singapore became Official Consultancy Services Provider
14 Feb 09 Fifty volunteers underwent training by World Anti-Doping Agency to become Doping Control Officers
26 Feb 09 Changi Exhibition Centre became Official Exhibition Venue
17 Mar 09 Launch of Millions Deeds Challenge by Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education
18 Mar 09 ITE Singapore became Singapore 2010 training partner
24 Mar 09 Pilot Pen Singapore now Official Writing Instrument Sponsor
17 Apr 09 WhyOhGee – a Singapore 2010 microsite for the youth – launched
18 Apr 09 Singapore 2010 CAN! Discover - a $300,000 Singapore 2010 Young ChangeMakers (YCM) Grant was launched by Mr Zainudin Nordin, Mayor for Central Singapore District
30 Apr 09 18 competition venues for 26 YOG sports confirmed
30 Apr 09 McCann Worldgroup became official marketing communications services supplier
20 May 09 Pictograms for 26 sports unveiled
20 May 09 The Coordination Commission of the 1st Summer YOG concluded its second visit to Singapore – SYOGOC has made good progress
13 Jun 09 Singapore 2010 organises Volunteer Day – More than 3,000 volunteers pledged their support for Singapore 2010
16 Jun 09 Technogym to supply fitness equipment for Singapore 2010
16 Jun 09 Beijing Huajiang Culture Development Co., Ltd. appointed Master Merchandise Licensee
17 Jun 09 Momentum appointed to manage city celebration site
18 Jun 09 The "Virtual World for Education and Youth Engagement" project was awarded to ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd
26 Jun 09 Fairmont Singapore appointed the Official Hotel Partner
11 Jul 09 Singapore 2010 CAN! Click was launched by Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of National Development
17 Jul 09 KhattarWong became the Official Legal Services Sponsor
12 Aug 0 Crocodile International Pte Ltd signs as the Official Apparel Sponsor
14 Aug 0 365 days to YOG – Singapore counts down

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National Day Holiday Cheer!

Posted by Admin | Aug 9, 2009 12:01 AM

National Day Holiday Cheer!

Olympic Youth Games Singapore would like to cheer all Singaporeans

A Happy National Day
and
A Happy Long Weekend Holiday!

Happy National Day Holiday. Cheer!

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Friends@YOG

Posted by Admin | Aug 1, 2009 2:40 PM

Friends@YOG

We highlight news about the Friends@YOG programme of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

On 21 July 2009, the Friends@YOG school-twinning programme for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games reached a milestone 50 percent participation rate. Of the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participating in the Games, 103 NOCs have signed up to take part in the programme that gives young people around the world the opportunity to make friends, learn about one another’s culture and connect with the Games as well as the Olympic Movement.

Since December 2008, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has invited NOCs to select two schools from their country – a primary and secondary school – to be twinned with schools in Singapore.

“We are very encouraged by the strong support of the NOCs in nominating their schools to participate in Friends@YOG and helping us reach the 50 percent milestone just more than half a year into the launch. We hope this programme will help young people be truly global in terms of knowing a little about every NOC as we look forward to welcoming the world to Singapore come August 2010,” said Mr Lee Pak Sing, Director, Culture and Education Programme Division, SYOGOC.

Part of Singapore’s 2010’s Culture and Education Programme, Friends@YOG is a school-twinning programme endorsed by the International Olympic Committee.

Read more about Friends@YOG at the official Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games site...

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