February 2010


That brings us to the end of the Validation Exercises for January.

It’s been a crazy month filled with Judo, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Boxing, Handball and Fencing Tournaments that brought together the best of the nation and even foreign nations too!

The international tournaments saw countries like South Africa, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and India flying in to compete!

We had great moments, crazy moments, “freakoutbecauseofamistakewemade” moments, shouting moments, moments where we wanted to cheer for Singapore but couldn’t because we’re supposed to be unbiased and general moments where we had pumped in so much energy and effort that all we wanted to do was fall asleep in a heap under the table.

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Hi guys!

This is Isaac Neo, the team leader from Judo, posting about our experiences during the 13th Commonwealth Judo Championships from 10-12 January 2010.

This reflection written by Melissa Teo sums up our experience quite well.

Being at the Commonwealth Judo Championships doing sports presentation was a delightful experience. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and I am looking forward to the Youth Olympic Games in August!

At the cold hall in Suntec Convention Centre, watching the athletes’ dedication to their sport was very heart-warming. As part of my duty as a sports presenter, I was required to watch each match very closely so that I would be able to announce the winner. With each move, I could sense their determination to win, or simply just to put up a good fight against their opponent. Even for the athletes who were clearly the weaker of the two, they never let that get in their way. Such fighting spirit is very inspiring!

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Swimming legend and 16-time Olympic medallist will be one to spot in Singapore during the first Youth Olympic Games.

He was appointed a Youth Olympic Games Ambassador on Monday by the International Olympic Committee.

“The Youth Olympic Games is an excellent initiative, not only for the athletes competing but also those who are inspired to get into sport and be more active,” said Phelps.

“I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to become the first official Ambassador of the Youth Olympic Games, and can’t wait to get working with the YOG team to promote the first event this summer.”

Guess what? The YOG team can’t wait to work with you too!

It is without a doubt that young athletes all over the world will be swarming all over Michael Phelps – the swimmer who created the Olympic dream. Go Phelps!

Read the Press Release

Everyone who passes by Orchard Road should be able to spot something different about the landscape.

Yes, you should not miss this towering white metal structure right outside ION Orchard.

This clock will help you countdown to the very first Youth Olympic Games held right here in Singapore.

Take a photograph with the second Countdown Clock because there’s just 173 Days more to go!

After the Youth Olympic Games in August this year, Singapore still wants to give young athletes all over the world a world class sports experience.

That is why even after 2010, outstanding young athletes can get the chance to study at the Singapore Sports School and receive a fully-subsidised academic and sports education for between four and six years.

The school fees cost about $25,000 a year for foreigners and Singaporeans, $6,000 a year.

A cool deal for young athletes from other countries who do not have the chance to study overseas!

The government-funded scholarships, which will be given out once every four years during the summer YOG, is open to all 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) worldwide.

Apply now!