Inaugural Youth Olympic Games - Only three days to go

It's only three days until the inaugural Youth Olympic Games!

This Saturday, 14 August 2010, some 3,600 talented young athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 from around the world will be eagerly awaiting the start of the opening ceremony of the first ever edition of the Youth Olympic Games.

All of them will have travelled to Singapore to participate in a high-level sporting competition which mirrors the Olympic Games sports programme.

The Youth Olympic Games, which will run from 14 to 26 August, differs from any sporting event that has come before it.

They will feature exciting new sporting events, cultural and educational activities supported by a number of enthusiastic mentors, will use social media extensively to reach out and spark the interest of young people around the world. The Youth Olympic Games are, in a word, unique.

The first Summer edition will be broadcast on television in over 160 territories across all five continents by the IOC’s rights holding broadcast partners.

Coverage will be shown as part of a daily highlights programme in some territories, while others will show live coverage.

The Games will also be broadcast online across the world, both live and as video on demand, on the Youth Olympic Games broadcast platform and footage will also be available as video on demand on the IOC’s Youtube platform.

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