Monday, November 23, 2009

Life in SG - Introducing Lyo and Merly 'Mascots for the first Youth Olympic Games'

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Singapore, 21 November 2009 – With just 266 days to go before Singapore hosts the world’s first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Lyo (pronounced as Leo) and Merly are ready to blaze the trail.

The official mascots for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) were unveiled by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports today.

As mascots for Singapore 2010, Lyo, a lion cub, embodies the values of Excellence and Friendship, while Merly, a merlion, personifies the values of Excellence and Respect. Through their acts and stories, they will promote the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

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Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for CYS

Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

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One of the fun game during the events... cheers

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