POSTED: Friday November 13th 2009

Singapore 2010: Coordination Commission concludes third visit

274 days to go before the Opening Ceremony on 14 August 2010

Coordination Commission for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010
concluded its third visit to Singapore today. With 274 days to go
before the Opening Ceremony on 14 August 2010, the Singapore Youth
Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) is well on track and firmly
on schedule with its preparations for the first edition of the Youth
Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010.

There were several points high on
the agenda including finalising the sports programme, along with the
development and integration of the Culture and Education Programme into
the overall event.

The sports programme has now been finalised
with the International Federations (IFs) and the session-by-session
competition schedule is close to completion. This will allow in turn
for ticket sales to be launched shortly.

SYOGOC presented a
detailed Culture and Education Programme (CEP) for participants and
local youth, using seven interactive formats such as “World Culture
Village”, and “Chat with Champions” - each stimulating action and
activity. The programme successfully links sport competition at its
highest level with the core values of Olympism as well as addressing
other current issues such as environmental awareness and healthy
lifestyle. The CEP has been further strengthened by IOC global
initiatives for “Young Ambassadors” and “Young Reporters”.

continues to work on successfully connecting local youth through a
series of activities and festivals, which will continue until and
throughout the Games.  There is also a focus by SYOGOC on engaging
young people through various digital media and social networking
initiatives. To support this, the IOC has recently launched the YOG
“Cube”, its new interactive Youth Olympic Games micro-site on

Bubka, Chairman of the Coordination Commission said, “The Singapore
Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee has worked tirelessly over the
last six months and has now moved from Games planning to effective
operational readiness. The progress of preparations is really
impressive and SYOGOC should be commended for having gone such a long
way in a short amount time to turn the IOC’s vision into reality.”

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will bring together the best young
athletes from around the world competing at the highest standards, and
immersing in a rich Culture and Education Programme. SYOGOC is working
with the IOC, NOCs and the IFs to ensure that the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games are an event of the highest international sporting
standards. All parties are committed to a successful YOG in 2010. The
YOG will be available on all broadcast platforms in Singapore and will
reach out to more people around the world”, said SYOGOC Chairman and
IOC Vice-President Ser Miang Ng.

With the event taking place in
just nine months, a number of projects were presented demonstrating
that SYOGOC is gearing up for the Games to commence. Plans were
presented to the IOC for the opening and closing ceremony at “The
Float@ Marina Bay”. The IOC also announced today the signature of three
official broadcast partners within Singapore: MediaCorp, SingTel and
StarHub that will further allow sports fans in Singapore and worldwide
to experience the inaugural Youth Olympic Games through a variety of
broadcast platforms.

Detailed plans were also presented around a substantial Singapore 2010 legacy. More information will be announced in early 2010.



Notes to Editors:

The Youth Olympic Games in Singapore,
to be held between 14 and 26 August 2010, will bring together 3,600
athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from all 205 National Olympic
Committees to compete in the 26 sports on the Singapore Youth Olympic
Games programme. A full fledged education programme will raise
participants’ awareness of the Olympic values and topics like healthy
lifestyles and the fight against doping. A number of communications
initiatives will link the youth of the world with the event. A culture
programme will ensure a celebratory and festive atmosphere within the
host city.

The seven CEP formats are Chat with
Champions, Discovery Activity, World Culture Village, Arts and Culture,
Community Project, Exploration Journey and Island Adventure.

*Members of the Coordination Commission:
Sergey Bubka, IOC member and Chairman; Nat Indrapana, IOC member; Syed
Shahid Ali, IOC member; Raja Randhir Singh**, IOC member; Frank
Fredericks, IOC member and Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission; Rania
Elwani**, IOC member; Guido de Bondt, NOC representative; Andrew Ryan,
IF representative; and Gilbert Felli, Olympic Games Executive Director.
The Coordination Commission is the group of representatives from the
IOC and the Olympic Movement who will be monitoring the Youth Olympic
Games preparations and guiding the Singapore Organising Committee.

(** not present at the third Coordination Commission meeting in Singapore)



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