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Singapore 2010 is about to begin

World of Weightlifting is looking forward to the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games hosted by Singapore held between the 14th until the 26th of August. The Games will attract about 3600 young athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 205 National Olympic Committees.



The first edition of the YOG will welcome 60 male and 50 female athletes out of the 110 participating weightlifters under the Qualification Guidelines of the IOC and the IWF.

The Toa Payoh Sports Hall will host the Weightlifting competition.



The Youth Olympic Games are not only a high level sports event, but it also has a pronounced cultural and educational feature with its 26 sports and culture & education programs in order to educate and entertain the athletes about the Olympic values.



We would like to draw your attention to the “YOG-DNA” which is to be used by young people as a stamp of approval for anything that has the “Spirit of the Youth Olympic Games”.

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