Singapore has won the bid for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games!
This is wonderful news for Singapore, and I'm sure there will be plenty of celebrating. There has been fierce competition between the eleven contending nations, and much tension when the competition was shortlisted to just two cities last month: Moscow and Singapore.
But Singapore's world class infrastructure, stable government, efficient transport system and reliable security won the day in the end. It is a great achievement and I'm sure all Singaporeans will be very proud that the IOC has confidence in such a small nation.
The Youth Olympics will feature all 26 sports that appear in the Summer Olympic Games, such as athletics and swimming, but also have some innovative events such as beach-wrestling and BMX bike riding. There will be around 3500 athletes competing, all aged between 14-18 years.
Singapore is proposing 24 venues, with four being built as temporary facilities, including one large cluster of 13 in its Marina-Kallang area. A new Youth Olympic Village will be built on a 19 hectare former golf course near the National University of Singapore (NUS).
This will be a great chance to watch some of the best sporting prospects in the world and for local sports people to get involved in the first ever Youth Olympic Games. It will be quite a spectacle and an exciting and vibrant time for Singapore.

2 comments

axileon said... @ February 23, 2008 at 12:52 AM

actually i wasnt really expecting singapore to win the bid... but they did it.... quite a surprise for me..

mich said... @ June 4, 2008 at 2:04 AM

hahas. Singapore won the Bid. I'm so happy for singapore. lol aren't you..? Support Singapore!!!

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