Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 Analysis

Background of the event
The Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was held from 14 August 2010 to 26 August 2010 in Singapore. Only athletes aged between 14 and 18 are allowed to participate in this international multi-sport event. Education and culture also plays an important role in the YOG. There were around 3,600 youth athletes, 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 volunteers.
I am fortunate to be able to volunteer for the Youth Olympic Games 2010. I and have gained great experience, knowledge and skills from volunteering in this mega event. I heard about this volunteering opportunity when the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) came down to Temasek Polytechnic. I volunteered a total of nine shifts at the Youth Olympic Village (YOV) which is located in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) at Pioneer. At firstInitially, I was pretty bummedapprehensive about having to travel to the other end of Singapore, as seeing that I live stay in Pasir Ris, but on hindsight, the long travelling hours were worth it.
I made friends with some of the athletes and volunteers when I was at the village. Being a track and field athlete, it was a really great experience as I get to interact with different elite athletes from around the world. The YOG event is not just competition; it also had many recreational events and hands-on activities for the athletes to participate . lLike the World Culture Village, where Singapore schools’ students have researched and set up different booths to showcase the different cultures of all the countries participating in the YOG. The theme of the village would change from Europe to Africa, to America & Oceania to and Asia throughout the event. The idea is brilliant as I feel that it is an efficient and convenient effective way to teach raise awareness of the different cultures of the world to the audiencevisitors, especially the young athletes. Being a volunteer for YOG...