December 2008

First Winter Youth Olympic Games Host City

First Winter Youth Olympic Games Host City

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) congratulates Innsbruck, Austria on winning the bid to host the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in 2012.

Following the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at their session in Lausanne, Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman, SYOGOC, and IOC Executive Board member said: “We would like to congratulate the city of Innsbruck in their successful bid to host the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Innsbruck’s bid proposal of developing a Media Lab using the different media environments and platforms would help to encourage friendships to be built among youth globally. As an internationally recognised choice winter sports centre, and a two-time host city for the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 and 1976, I am confident that Innsbruck will deliver a successful and memorable Winter Youth Olympic Games come 2012.”


Winners of the Logo Competition

Read this article by YOG’s in-house writer, Chee Sing Liow:

Back in secondary school, Jack Png was what people might call a ‘trouble student’. He was more interested in scoring goals in football than the fascinating world of physics. But at 47-years-old, Jack is now an accomplished graphic designer and a merit award recipient of the Logo Design Competition organised by the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) back in July.

He attributes his success to his teacher in his secondary school days who always knew he had a creative streak in him. After her enlightenment, he applied into arts school and has been designing since. This has carried on for 25 years and his work has recently clinched a spot in the top ten designs in the Logo Design Competition.

Despite high hopes of seeing his logo become the official logo for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games, Jack feels that his work has been given due recognition. “My effort has been worthwhile and the award has reassured me that my work is still relevant. I am still able to keep up with the times alongside the inspiring work from the youths.”