Wednesday, February 20, 2008

1st ever Summer Youth Olympic Games: Host Announcement tomorrow night!

I got an email earlier today from Ivan Gn of saying that Singapore will learn tomorrow if it is successful in hosting the 2010 Youth Olympic Games:
We would like to remind you that the results for the postal vote will be announced on Thursday 21 February 2008, 7pm Singapore Time, 11am UTC. The winning city will be announced by IOC President Jacques Rogge in a live web cast on from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The direct link to the web cast will also be available on our website.

There will be a gathering on the Padang in the City Hall area, from 6pm to 8pm where the webcast of the live announcement will also be broadcast. I strongly urge all of you to turn up, show your support and join in the celebrations if we win the bid. I humbly suggest that you dress in the colours of red and white! If you cannot turn up, the results will also be available from Channel News Asia at 7pm.

I hope we can win the bid, but whatever the results, Singapore has already won in a different way. I have met people when I first started out who were very much skeptical of the support I would be able to garner. The support for the bid has been overwhelming and exceptionally strong, proving our critics wrong. As of the 19th of February, we have 4709 members on our Facebook group, and 137 registered websites and 159 registered email addresses. We have seen the surge of activities on the community front, with businesses, social groups, schools and people from all walks of life converging for the sole aim of supporting the bid. I doubt there has ever been another event that has drawn us Singaporeans together like this. I am proud to be part of this, and to be a Singaporean.
The Live webcast will be available here. Good luck Singapore!

Update: Singapore wins it!

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