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26 Mar 2010
IOC News , future-games-news-singapour-2010

IOC President’s visit to Singapore: an action-packed YOG week!

President Rogge visited Singapore this week in time for the first YOG Chefs de Mission Seminar and to see the Young Ambassadors Programme get off to a flying start with 30 inspirational young people flying in from all over the world.

The President also had the opportunity to see the latest developments in the preparations since his visit just over two years ago after Singapore was elected host city for the first YOG.  He embarked on a venue tour, taking in locations that will host the sports competitions and cultural and educational activities.  The tour culminated by him leaving his hand print in a clay stone at the Youth Olympic Village alongside Ng Ser Miang, Singapore 2010 Chairman.

In his busy calendar, he met and chatted with the Young Ambassadors who will be promoting the Youth Olympic Games in their communities, motivating their delegation and encouraging involvement in the Culture and Education Programme. This was deemed a great honour for the Young Ambassadors, who took the opportunity of a lifetime to ask the President questions face-to-face. 

The President also paid a visit to the Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

The Singapore trip ended with the announcement yesterday of the Singapore 2010 theme song singers, who come from all five continents. The singers were in Singapore this week to record the theme song and film the music video. They will come together to perform the theme song at the Opening Ceremony of the Games, which will be held on 14 August 2010 at The Float@Marina Bay. More information is available at

To see all the pictures of the week, connect to Singapore 2010’s Flickr page

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