The Olympic flame has arrived Singapore after it has travelled some 40,000km from Greece, Berlin, Dakar, Mexico City, Auckland and Seoul.
It arrived at Changi Airport’s VIP complex yesterday at around 2pm in the afternoon.
Initially lit on 23rd July in Ancient Olympia, Greece, the flame will now tour Singapore on a six-day torch relay which will start tomorrow.
Some 2,400 torch-bearers will help in transporting the flame across the far ends of Singapore, and finally ends at Float@Marina Bay, where on August 14 the flame will light the YOG cauldron to mark the start two weeks of the inaugural Games.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games, is to take place on August 14-26. Some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are to be expected in attendance, along with estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and 320,000 spectators.
The Games will see young athletes aged between 14 and 18 years will competing in 26 sports, as a part of a Culture and Education Program.
International Leg Highlights
Follow the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame as it travelled from Olympia, Greece to five cities in five continents – Berlin, Dakar, Mexico City, Auckland and Seoul before reaching Singapore.
Singapore Leg (5 Aug)
After journeying to the five cities, the Youth Olympic Flame will arrive in Singapore for a 6-day traditional torch relay run. The journey of the flame in Singapore will be from 7-13 August.
Auckland (01 & 02 Aug 2010)
The Flame received a warm and traditional Maori welcome as it reached Auckland, New Zealand for the fourth leg of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame.
Mexico City (29 Jul 2010)
The Flame arrives in Mexico City for a two day celebration.
Dakar (25 Jul 2010)
Dakar, Senegal is the next stop for the Flame of the first Youth Olympic Games. Among the highlights was a celebration held to welcome the flame at historical Goree Island,
Berlin (24 Jul 2010)
The Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame continues as the Flame stops over at Berlin, Germany.
Flame Lighting in Olympia, Greece (23 July 2010)
The Flame for the first Youth Olympic Games was lit in Ancient Olympia, Greece on 23 July 2010.
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