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YOG preparations into high gear

With less than three months to go before the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) kick off in Singapore, preparations are shifting into final gear –reported The Straits Times earlier this week.
The Singapore website reports that from this weekend over 700 athletes from 30 National Olympic Committees will descend on the Republic for a final series of test events.
A total of 10 sports will be featured, namely archery, athletics, basketball, canoeing-kayaking, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting.
This is the second round of what organisers call the Friendship Games, which were first held in January and showcased sports such as judo and fencing.
Said Singapore YOG Organising Committee chief Goh Kee Nguan: ‘We are now entering the final leg of preparations. The validation exercises will further ensure that we are operationally ready for the Games.’