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FAQ: Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Posted by Admin | Sep 28, 2009 12:25 AM

FAQ: Singapore Youth Olympic Games

More frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Singapore Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore in 2010 are listed here.


How many athletes are expected to participate in Singapore 2010?


About 3,600 athletes are expected to take part in Singapore 2010.

What is the age range of athletes participating in Singapore 2010?

The participating athletes will be between the ages of 14 and 18.

Which are the participating countries for Singapore 2010?

The 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) over five continents will select and send their youth athletes to take part in Singapore 2010. The list of participating NOCs can be found in the link below:

http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/noc/index_uk.asp

Source: FAQ obtained from Official Singapore Youth Olympic Games site.

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FAQ Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Posted by Admin | Sep 26, 2009 3:24 PM

FAQ Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Singapore Youth Olympic Games.

When will the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) be held in Singapore?

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (referred to as “Singapore 2010”), the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), will be held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010.


What is the difference between the YOG and the traditional Olympic Games?

The YOG is a new initiative by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to engage the youth through an integrated sport, culture and education programme. It will follow the traditional Olympic Games cycle of four years, with the first Summer YOG in 2010 and the first Winter YOG in 2012. Unlike the Olympic Games, the youth athletes taking part in the YOG are expected to stay in the host city throughout the Games to take part in the culture and education activities. The YOG will not be as grandiose as the Olympic Games; all sports venues must be located in the host city, and the host city is not required to build any major venues.

Source: Official Singapore Youth Olympic Games site.

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New Olympic Sports For 2012

Posted by Admin | Sep 14, 2009 12:02 AM

New Olympic Sports For 2012

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 13 August 2009 approved several new events for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

All of the new events had been requested by the relevant International Federations as part of the IOC’s systematic review of the sports programme. The changes reflect the IOC’s desire to continually refresh the Olympic programme and its commitment to increase participation by women.

The changes approved by the Executive Board include the following:

Women’s Boxing
The EB agreed to the introduction of three women’s events. The current 11 men’s boxing events will be replaced by 10 men’s and three women’s events, representing an additional two boxing events on the programme. The total number of boxers remains unchanged. The decision was a recognition that women’s boxing has made substantial progress in universality and technical quality of the athletes since the EB last considered the discipline in 2005.

Canoe Sprint
The EB agreed to the request made by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) for the replacement of men’s C2 500m with women’s K1 200m. The EB also agreed to replace the remaining three men’s 500m sprint events with 200m sprint events.

Modern Pentathlon
The EB agreed to the implementation of a new combined run-shoot format.

Handball
The removal of placement matches in the handball tournament was agreed.

Wrestling, Swimming, Cycling
The three Federations (FILA, FINA, and UCI respectively) submitted requests for new events. The EB informed them that this could happen, especially if the new events increase the participation of women at the Games and on condition that they replace events already on the programme. Additionally, current events can be replaced with new ones only if the total number of athletes is maintained.

Tennis – Mixed Doubles
Furthermore, the EB agreed to consider the inclusion of a mixed doubles event pending guarantees from the International Tennis Federation that the top players in the singles rankings would be able to participate.

source: IOC press release.

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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Sports Pictogram Launch

Here's a video of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Sports Pictogram Launch.

What is the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Sports Pictogram Launch?

Source: YouTube

Pictograms depicting the 26 sports that will be competed at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games were revealed on 20 May 2009. That was the final day of the second International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission’s visit.

At the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Learning Centre, Mr Ser Miang NG, Chairman of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC), Mr Kee Nguan GOH, SYOGOC CEO, members of the IOC Coordination Commission, and members of the IOC YOG Team unveiled the 26 sports pictograms.

The 26 sport pictograms are derived from the Singapore 2010 logo – the Spirit of Youth. Incorporating a flame that embodies the youth’s passion to learn and a purple star that signifies excellence, the pictograms capture the passion, dedication and sportsmanship in youths.

The emblems inspire youthfulness, adventure, openness and fun which is the spirit behind the Games that will take place in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010.

For more information on the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Sports Pictogram, visit official Youth Olympic Games site

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346 Days Countdown To Singapore Youth Olympic Games

There are only 346 Days left in the countdown to the world's first-ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games will be held in Singapore from 14 August 2010 to 26 August 2010.

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