Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OPENING CEREMONY OF YOUTH OLYMPIC GAME IN SINGAPORE

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event first held in Singapore on August 14, 2010 and scheduled to last 12 days until August 26. The games are planned to be held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format. Singapore welcomed young athletes from around the world in a ceremony opening the inaugural Youth Olympic Games and the competitors are all between 14 and 18 years of age. This year, 3,500 athletes from more than 200 countries participated in 184 events in 26 sports.



Darren Choy of Singapore carries the Youth Olympic torch on his way to ignite the Youth Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympics at The Float at Marina Bay on August 14, 2010 in Singapore.


On July 23, 2010, Greek actress Ino Menegaki lights the flame at Ancient Olympia, where the Olympics were born in 776 B.C., during the official ceremony of the lighting of the flame that will burn at the Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games on August 14.


Greek actress Ino Menegaki, playing the role of high priestess, carries the flame inside the ancient stadium at Olympia, Greece on Thursday ,July 22, 2010. The ceremony was part of a full dress rehearsal carried out amid the ruins of Ancient Olympia.


Greek actress Ino Menegaki delivers the flame to the first runner inside the stadium in Ancient Olympia on Friday July 23, 2010. The flame was bound for the August 14-26 Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games.


Singapore Youth Olympic Committee Chairman and IOC Vice-President, Ng Ser Miang arrives at the Singapore Changi Airport with a safety lantern containing the Youth Olympic flame on Thursday August 5, 2010 in Singapore.


The Youth Olympic Torch is transported on a Phoenix across the Singapore River towards the cauldron during the opening ceremony mark the start of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held on Saturday August 14, 2010 in Singapore.


A boat in the shape of a phoenix carries the Youth Olympic torch across the water during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


A torch bearer runs with the Youth Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


A dragon puppet moves between a school of carp puppets during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


Sixteen-year-old Darren Choy (left) receives the Youth Olympic flame before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


Sixteen-year-old Darren Choy of Singapore lights the Singapore Youth Olympic Games cauldron on August 14, 2010.


Entertainers make the shape of the Olympic Rings while performing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympics at The Float at Marina Bay on August 14, 2010 in Singapore.


Performers splash water during the opening ceremony celebrations of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games Saturday Aug. 14, 2010 in Singapore.

Costumed performers are seen during the opening Youth Olympic Games ceremony on Saturday August 14, 2010 in Singapore.


The Singapore flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on August 14, 2010.


Members of the Canadian delegation arrive for the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on August 14, 2010.

17 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

Very nice.
Whatever Singaporeans do, they do with a lot of care, efficiency and discipline.

SG said...

Thanks for the nice pictures and detailed information.

Margaret Cloud said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful ceremony with us. The pictures are awesome and I did not know about this event. this was very nice and well organized. Thank you for coming by, have a nice day, thanks again for a wonderful post.

R. Ramesh said...

excellent ya:) bkc said it right as usual..Whatever Singaporeans do, they do with a lot of care, efficiency and discipline.

Renu said...

Really enjoy the pictures and info! thanks!!!

Rajesh said...

Wow! the shots of the function are spectacular. They have one a very nice job.

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

बहुत बढ़िया!
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चित्र बहुत बोलते से हैं!

Tomz said...

Very wonderful pictures and information. Thanks for displaying them in your blog

Trotter said...

Hi Babli! Fabulous post!!

Sorry for the rush!! I’ll be off for my official week holiday but Blogtrotter Two will be showing you the road to a wonderful setting: Costa Smeralda!! Enjoy, leave your comments and have a great weekend and week ahead!

Nona said...

Something like this happened? :o

Thanks for the pictures. :)

R. Ramesh said...

thanks for yr kind words babli..me 2 consoling myself that the thieves did not harm my daughter or her classmates..the funny thing is that area near pune has been train-robbery prone for years..how come nothing is being done??

Ria said...

What spectacular fire works!! :) Nice pics.

Destiny's child... said...

Wow!

Jeevan said...

Nice to know about the Youth Olympics in detail and to view the brilliant pictures.

Waiting to see how the commonwealth games are going to take place in Delhi and i wish India showcase its best to world's perspective.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful post. The traditional Greek gown looks so beautiful too.

Pradip Biswas said...

Babli
Really nice but these words actually fall behind. It is a real nice work result of very hard labour and araanged in a platter for us.

Manoj K said...

great fotos, real hard work