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2010 Summer Youth Olympics awarded to Singapore!

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 22, 2008

The news that Singapore waited over seven months for came at precisely 7.11 pm on Thursday, broadcast live via satellite link from Lausanne in Switzerland. It was delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge, who simply said: ‘The IOC has the honour of announcing that the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010 are awarded to the city of Singapore.’

With that, more than 5,000 people who had gathered at the Padang for the announcement, as well as countless others glued to television sets across the island, threw up a resounding cheer.

At the Padang, the reactions of the ‘Ser’ tandem of Singapore’s IOC Executive Board member Ng Ser Miang and Parliamentary Secretary (Community Development, Youth and Sports) Teo Ser Luck, who had been instrumental in pushing the bid, reflected Singaporeans’ joy over making history. (story)

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One Response to “2010 Summer Youth Olympics awarded to Singapore!”

  1. […] the Olympics themselves. This enthusiasm was duly rewarded when Singapore was granted the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in […]

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