IDA CEO Ronnie
Tay says, The virtual world will demonstrate how infocomm technology can
be harnessed for education and engagement of youths, including those from different
countries. The youths of today spend a fair amount of time online and are very
infocomm-savvy. A virtual world would certainly be an appropriate platform to
will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010.
The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 3,600 athletes and 800
officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with estimated
800 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 Culture and Education Programme.
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace,
embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It
will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths
from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally