12 January 2009

YOG Olympic education programme in Singapore

Singapore 2010: education at the heart of the Youth Olympic Games@IOC

Preparations for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gained further momentum with the launch of two new programmes: the Olympic Education Programme (OEP) and Friends@YOG.


• to build international friendship through collaboration and cultural exchanges among young people;

• to promulgate the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect;

• to cultivate among young people a global outlook, a passion for sport and good
habits that are part of a healthy lifestyle.

Olympic Education Programme (OEP)

• to have more opportunities to experience and embrace the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

• to better understand the diverse cultures of the world.

All schools will receive the specially designed “Living Olympism” Education Resource Package as part of the associated teaching materials. Teachers can draw on the various interesting ideas in the package to develop innovative learning activities for students to acquire knowledge about the Olympic Games and understand the Olympic spirit in a fun way.

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