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Singapore 2010 Youth Games Bid Presented To IOC

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Singapore’s bid for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games was presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday via an hour-long videoconference.

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and a member of Singapore’s 10-member delegation, said, “it was a very fruitful discussion with the IOC Evaluation Commission. We conveyed two key messages to the Commission, i.e. safety and the opportunity to create a fresh legacy.

Teo Chee Hean, President of the Singapore National Olympic Council and Minister for Defence said, “our investment in young athletes is bearing fruit. In the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games our teenage sailors, shooters and swimmers have been bringing home gold medals. Our target is to reach for an Olympic medal. Hosting the first every Youth Olympic Games will give our young athletes the extra inspiration and motivation to help them achieve their dreams”.

Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Teo Ser Luck said of the video conference with the IOC, “they asked the questions and we answered them comprehensively and I hope the answers were enough to convinced them that Singapore is definitely the right city to host the Youth Olympic Games and we are a safe city, multi-cultural, multi-racial society”. Write or read comments about this article

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