04 April 2008

IOC president to visit Singapore

IOC president to visit Singapore for update on 2010 YOG plans@CNA

Jacques Rogge, the IOC president, will start his three-day visit to Singapore on Friday.

Dr Rogge and his five-member delegation will be given a first-hand account of what has been done here, as Singapore prepares to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

The IOC chief will also have a dialogue session with students at Victoria Junior College on Saturday.

He will also visit Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Sports School.

Another highlight of his visit will be the signing of the Host City Contract at the Istana, which will be witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Dr Rogge's visit coincides with more good news for Singapore – the city-state has just been given provisional membership into the International Skating Union (ISU), which means Singapore can now participate in big events such as the Winter Olympic Games.

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