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August 2010

2010 Summer YOG Packed up & Left for Nanjing

How to Maximize the Olympic Gold Medals for Your Country

overcast 30 °C

The YOG finished on a Thursday, which is a little bit odd. Maybe they try to beat the weekend traffic rush?

Just finished watching the Closing Ceremony on Channel 5. The Olympic Torch's glass casing is somewhat non-descript, but its vortex of fire is a twist (pun intended) to the traditional flame. Quite neat. The gigantic floating platform where the Ceremony took place against the night time Marina Bay with the glittering city skyline as backdrop is quite nice. Attendants were all donned in red hats (no relationship to Linux) to form a sea of reds (Singaporean wear red tops when attending their Singapore NDP (National Day Party)).

Jacques Rogg can chalk up this 1st YOG as a success in terms of some of the impressive record set. A litmus test for Rogge's Olympic Movement's spin-off.

I'll wait until next week to get some bargain YOG souvenirs (I hope they're still available).

Jacques Rogge stated during the closing that some countries didn't send their best athletes. He didn't name names, of course. I won't either (not in this entry). It's quite easy peasy to figure out who they're. What are they saving the young athletes for? Rainy days? But there're quite a few rainy days during the YOG in Singapore. So they're sorry they didn't. They promised (to Jacques Rogge) that they're going to send their countries' bests in the next YOG. Promises, promises.

This rest of this post had been moved to http://ramblerwithoutborders.blogspot.com

Posted by FrancisQ 00:41 Archived in Singapore Comments (0)

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