Singapore 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

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The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), is an international multi-sport event for youths that is taking place in the city-state of Singapore, from 14 to 26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad. It is the inaugural event of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 184 events in 26 sports. The decision for Singapore to host the Games was announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 IOC members.

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The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) is tasked with organising the inaugural Games. It is aided by a panel of advisors composed of Cabinet ministers and Parliamentary Secretary Teo Ser Luck. In addition, an Inter-Ministry Committee was established with Niam Chiang Meng, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports as its chairman. Singapore has received some international support for the Games’ preparations. The People’s Republic of China, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, expressed its desire to assist Singapore in its preparations. Sebastian Coe, Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics, announced that members of his organising team planned to attend the event, including coaches and administrators. The Bid Committee secured 4,310 guaranteed rooms in 36 hotels. The official hotel partner for the Games is the Fairmont Singapore.

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