14 Apr '11, 11am

Letters: Candidly admit mistakes of YOG

I refer to the letter "Why the YOG was a success" (April 9) by Mr Koh Peng Keng. There is little doubt that the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was a tremendous undertaking, given the geographical limitations of Singapore and the sheer number of athletes and officials involved. Even though the takeaways might have been comparatively intangible, the individuals who have benefited the most would be the youth volunteers from Singapore and the young athletes from around the world. However, the assortment of successes - facilitated largely by on-the-ground stakeholders and staff members - should not blind the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to the plethora of negatives throughout the event. The explosion of the budget remains contentious; while Singaporeans may not be unhappy with the amounts budgeted per se, the organising committee failed to tra...

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