Sunday, June 7, 2009

1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 - AN ISLANDWIDE CELEBRATION

The 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 is the first multi-sport event to be held in Singapore since the 193 Sea Games. The event will welcome 1300 athletes from between the ages of 14 to 17 to Singapore during nine days of competition.


AYG LOGO taken from http://www1.visitsingapore.com/resource/common/image/event/AYG_Sistic_250x160.jpg


Spotlight from http://www.singaporesports.sg/Portals/0/Member/AYG%20Sportlights.jpg

Games include :
  • Athletics
  • Beach Basketball (3x3)
  • Bowling
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball


LOGO From: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SIYhJEKBGPo/SeH7VB3tlWI/AAAAAAAAB5k/6nMcdepOZQs/s200/AYG+2009+Logo.gif


Highlights include :
  • Opening Ceremony
  • The Torch Relay
  • The Football Finals and
  • The Athletics Finals
From: http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/apps/event_detail.html
or http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/apps/event_detail.html?pageName=WeeklyEvent&buttom=detail&id=9333&eventType=1


The following information is extracted from MY PAPER FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2009 (SPORT SECTION),
AN ISLANDWIDE CELEBRATION

Mascot From http://www.ocasia.org/OCA/images/Default/5/109/26/5109264504842.jpg


More than 180 torch bearers, as well as an estimated 70,000 participants, will kick-start the Asian Youth Games (AYG) over two days, June 28 and 29. With community celebrations, a city relay, and a journey through 45 schools, this unique torch relay will rally Singaporeans from all over the island to join in the Games.


Mascot From http://www.adrenaline.sg/Storage/User/4/0/3/4034339d-3f91-4ec2-86a5-05b4f5d81444/Photos/8e8faf5d-daef-4f69-8c0e-da1c6cce2684.JPG


JUNE 28 (SUNDAY) COMMUNITY LEG

FIVE COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS:
  • Yio Chu Kang Stadium (Central Singapore District)
  • Republic Polytechnic (North West District)
  • Pasir Ris Elias Community Club (North East District)
  • Jurong Point (South West District)
  • East Coast Park (South East District)
  • Three torches to be lit at Kallang Waterfront, then taken to community celebrations in North West District, Central Singapore District and North East District.
  • Torch from North West District will then travel to South West District, while torch from North East District will move on to South East District.

TORCH FROM CENTRAL SINGAPORE DISTRICT WILL BE PASSED TO CITY RELAY:
  • Tanglin Mall to AYG Village at Swissotel The Stamford.

FLAME EXCHANGE POINTS FOR CITY RELAY
  • Tanglin Mall
  • Orchard Parade Hotel
  • Wisma Atria
  • Ngee Ann City
  • Paragon
  • Grand Park Orchard
  • The Heeren
  • Centrepoint Shopping Centre
  • Giraffe Restaurant
  • Suntec City
  • Marina Centre
  • AYG Village at Swissotel The Stamford








JUNE 29 (MONDAY) - YOUTH LEG
  • Three torches to be lit at AYG Village.
  • Three routes (Excellence, Friendship and Respect) starting from AYG Village.
  • Cultural, racial and sports celebrations in 45 schools (Each school represents one participating Olympic Council of Asia at the AYG.)
  • Torches to be passed from school to school. Each school will hold its own relay inside its compounds.
  • Torch bearers will be principals, teachers, students and parents.
  • Showcase schools' sporting histories, and cultures of their assigned twinning countries.
  • Ends at Opening Ceremony in Singapore Indoor Stadium.

AYG TORCH

Designed and manufactured by Zhongshan Vatti, same company that made the torches for the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay.
Weighs slightly more than 1kg with the fuel tank installed. Fuel is enough for torch to burn continuously for about 20 minutes.



The torch relay is a very symbolic and iconic act in the sporting world. We believe that through the torch relay, we will be able to gather support and further promote the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.
Mr Ng Ser Miang (above right) chairman of steering committee, Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee
From:
http://myepaper.mypaper.sg/ebook/web_php/System/Zoom_In/Zoom_In_Page.html



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