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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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