With fewer than 150 days to go to the first Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today.

30 young people from all over the world were selected by their respective National Olympic Committee (NOC) to help promote the Culture & Education Programme to athletes back home.

Aged 18 to 28, each of these Young Ambassadors has a strong background to influence other youths. Among them are former Olympic champions, scholars and entrepeneurs.

They are in town this week to experience the Culture & Education programme for themselves. They visited Pulau Ubin on Monday for an island adventure. Today, they will be visiting Hort Park and Marina Barrage to learn about environmental sustainability and water conservation.

President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge said, “The Young Ambassador Programme is a very effective way of reaching out to young people around the world to promote the YOG and Olympic values. THe NOCs have selected very talented individuals and I am forward to seeing them in action with their delegation and in their respective communities.”

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