Thursday, August 26, 2010

YOG draws to a close.

Image source: Singapore YOG Flickr group

Amidst criticisms and complaints, the first ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore has drawn to a close. The young athletes from Team Singapore have shown that they are indeed capable of holding their own on a competitive global stage. With the right grooming and ample opportunities, I'm certain that they'll go far and carve even more achievements for themselves.

Image source: Channel News Asia
Of all the snippets and coverage of the games, I  greatly enjoyed the soccer matches which the Young Cubs competed in with gusto. While the players definitely deserved that place in the final match against Bolivia, their determination, hard work, and teamwork saw them through to winning their bronze medal match against Montenegro. The roar of the supporters and the level of energy in the stadium was something I had never witnessed in a long time, bringing back memories of when Singapore played in the Malaysia Cup many years ago to packed stands.

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On a side note, if you've always wondered who were the ones donning the Lyo and Merly mascot costumes, click here.

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