The IOC Executive Board has also today accepted the proposal by the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) to site the Youth Olympic Village (YOV) for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in 2010 at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus. Originally the YOV had been foreseen at the National University of Singapore’s University Town. The change is due to the global surge in construction activities and costs of building materials which would have affected the construction of the NUS U-Town.
Satisfactory alternative choice
The NTU campus was identified as the alternative site for the YOV in the Singapore bid. This choice will still meet all the requirements of the YOV and it is consistent with the IOC’s instructions to keep the costs of organising the YOG at a reasonable level. “Singapore is committed to hosting a successful inaugural YOG,” said SYOGOC Chairman Ser Miang Ng. “The NTU campus will make an outstanding Games village. SYOGOC will continue to work closely with the IOC to ensure that the YOG participants will have their needs well met in comfortable facilities that will provide a memorable living and learning experience during their stay in Singapore in August 2010.”