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IOC President praises preparations for first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, today wrapped up a successful trip to Singapore in the lead-up to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in August. The trip included a tour of the sports venues, Culture and Education Programme activities, and participation in the seminar organised for the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that will send athletes to the YOG.

President Rogge said, ” I am pleased with the way the preparations for the Youth Olympic Games are unfolding. The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee is doing a great job, and it warms me to see that their enthusiasm for the upcoming Games matches mine. I am looking forward to a superb first edition this August.”

“We are honoured and privileged to have the President of the IOC visiting Singapore again. We are encouraged by his positive feedback and encouragement. As we move closer to the opening of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in August, I would like to invite everyone around the world to start celebrating the inaugural Games with us. Together with our partners, Singapore is committed to delivering a successful Games – one that is meaningful and memorable,” said SYOGOC Chairman and IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will take place from 14 to 26 August.