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The IOC launches the Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is offering the public a chance to make Olympic history by designing an Olympic medal for the Youth Olympic Games.

People around the world are being invited to submit their designs for the medals to be awarded at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which will be held in Singapore next year, from 14 to 26 August 2010.

Sergey Bubka, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for Singapore 2010 said “The concept for the first ever Youth Olympic Games has always been not only to reach out to the 3,600 athletes who will participate in Singapore next summer, but also engage young people in the Olympic values wherever they may be. By launching the first ever medal design competition online we hope to tap into the creativity and imagination of young people across the world.”

Visit the dedicated medal design website at:

The public will also be invited to vote on the 10 best medal designs. These 10 best medals will be submitted to an IOC jury who will then elect the best design.

The winning designer will win a trip to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games next summer and be able see first hand their design be awarded to the athletes. They will also win a Gold medal replica of their design.

– Design submissions from 7th November to 4th December 2009
– Public voting from 7th December 2009 to 22nd January 2010
– The winner will be announced by the 31st January 2010 (IOC Press office)