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Just came back from Orchard Road a while ago. Today (17 March 2010) is exactly 150 days away from Singapore 2010 YOG Opening Ceremony. Here are some photos to share.


Night scene in Orchard Road, once the 8th most expensive street in the world. Christmas Time is very crowded.


Pedestrian Path in Orchard Road, in front of ION Orchard.


9 minutes and 9 seconds to go...


7 minutes and 7 seconds to go...


1 minutes and 55 seconds.... AND....


Exactly 150 days to go for Singapore 2010 YOG! Woohoo!!!!! :lol:

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IOC launches Young Ambassador Programme for the Youth Olympic Games

With fewer than 150 days to go until the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today. The new initiative engages 30 young people nominated by their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to help promote the YOG in their regions and communities and support the athletes before and during the Games as well as during their participation in the Culture and Education Programme (CEP).

The CEP aims to educate, engage and influence young people in sport and the Olympic values, inspiring them to play an active role in their communities, and the Young Ambassadors will help facilitate this goal. The programme also gives athletes advice on careers in sport, social responsibilities and other lifestyle choices.

The Young Ambassadors are between the ages of 18 and 28, come from a variety of backgrounds -- from former Olympians to scholars -- and represent countries from Australia to Zimbabwe. Sixty per cent are female.

The Ambassadors are in Singapore to take part in an action-packed week of seminars and workshops in preparation for the inaugural edition of the Youth Olympic Games this August in Singapore. The workshops and forums will focus on societal issues of particular relevance to young people.

Five themes will be targeted: Olympism, skills development, well-being/healthy lifestyle, social responsibility and expression through digital media.

At the Games, the Young Ambassadors will mentor 3,600 athletes ranging in ages from 14-18 on what it means to be an Olympian and how aspiring stars should behave on and off the field of competition.


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