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19 Feb 2010
Vancouver 2010 , IOC News

YOG sponsors host local youngsters

Seven and eight year-olds from a local Vancouver elementary school got to go on a field trip the rest of the school would be envious of.

The Samsung pavilion at David Lam Park hosted the children during the day, giving them a look into the Olympic ideals of friendship and sportsmanship.

Head of YOG Essar Gabriel had his turn as guest teacher as he talked to the children about the upcoming first-ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

The fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, spoke on video about the importance of having fun and not just focusing on winning.

The children then participated in a fun quiz that earned them pins, t-shirts, toques [hats] and many other goodies!

To top off their adventures for the day, the children got to play in the Samsung entertainment centre where there is mosaic art, games and a circus performance.

By Kimiya Shokoohi, YOG reporter.

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