Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (abbreviated as YOG), is an international multi-sport event for youths that will take place in the city-state of Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad. It is the inaugural event of the Youth Olympic Games, a major sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. The Games will see 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competing in 184 events in 26 sports.

The decision for Singapore to host the Games was announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 IOC members.

The budget was originally USD$75.5 million (SGD$105 million) and had strong government support. After Singapore's successful bid to host the Games, it has increased to USD$284 million (SGD$387 million), thrice the original amount, attributed to major revisions in scope and scale for the Games. Costs were increased for logistics and transport, security and upgrades of the various sports venues and technology. Financially, local companies received about 70 per cent, or $260 million, worth of contracts from the Games.

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