2010-08-18 10:05:16 GMT SINA.com
The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), is an international multi-sport event for youths that is taking place in the city-state of Singapore, from 14 to 26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad. It is the inaugural event of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 184 events in 26 sports. The decision for Singapore to host the Games was announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 IOC members.