01 Jul '11, 10pm

The Youth Olympics legacy: by Tan Yo-Hinn SINGAPORE - The festival to commemorate the nation's hosting of the fi...

SINGAPORE - The festival to commemorate the nation's hosting of the first Youth Olympic Games last year will be held from Aug 13 to 19 at the Singapore Expo. Called the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival, it will feature five sports - badminton, taekwondo, table tennis, three-on-three basketball and five-a-side football. Organised by the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) in partnership with the Singapore Sports Council, the week-long event will feature 2,000 athletes competing in three categories: Youth (between 13 and 16 years old), Open (17 years and above) and Masters (over 40 years). Speaking at the Marina Bay Golf Course yesterday, SOF chairman Ng Ser Miang said the festival, which will be held annually, will not only help maintain the Youth Olympics' legacy, but allow local athletes to showcase their talent. "We believe the festival will serve as the best platform to ...

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