14 Aug '11, 9am

YOG marks first anniversary

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Youth Olympic Festival was held on Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of the republic's hosting of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG). One of those present at the festival, held at the Singapore Expo, was Ino Menegaki, who played the role of the High Priestess of the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony. She was the priestess for the Lighting Ceremonies for the Beijing Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics of Vancouver and the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Four athletes from Japan's tsunami-affected region were also invited to the event. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said: "In time to come, I hope that the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival would grow and like the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and the European Youth Olympic Festival, become an international sporting event for young people to compete, learn about one another's cultur...

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