Fri, August 27, 2010

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Olympic flag handed to mayor of Nanjing

President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge handed the Olympic flag to Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye, after declaring the conclusion of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday. Full story

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The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event for youths that is taking place in the city-state of Singapore, on 14–26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad.

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