For every Olympic Games, the torch is always a highlight. (pun intended)
Since there’s a first for everything when it comes to the Youth Olympic Games in 2010, the YOG torch will not be doing the same relay routine. It will be traveling to 1 city from each of the 5 continents before touching down in host city, Singapore.
Once the torch reaches the shores of our tropical island, a relay will commence which will end at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. The Games’ cauldron will be lit and tada!… … … (you get the idea)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB), at its meeting in Denver on Thursday night, approved a proposal by the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) for the YOG flame to be lit in Greece and travel to one city each in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania before arriving in Singapore.
Although youths will feature prominently in the torch’s journey to Singapore, adults, including former and active athletes, will also take part in the festivities.
At each city, the YOG flame will be welcomed in a celebration which will not only involve the host city, but also National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from the same continent.