Sunday, November 16, 2008

Asia Youth Games 2009

Prior to hosting the Youth Olympic Games in 2010, Singapore will play host to the inaugural Asian Youth Games in 2009. The logo for the event had also been launched. Asia's Youth, Our Future is the slogan for this. There will be 9 sports in this events for athletes between 14 to 17 years of age. It will be staged from June 29 - July 7. About 1,000 young athletes will be taking part in this event.

It will be a good time for Singapore to promote it's tourism industry as there will be thousands of visitors from the region and global. Hopefully it will boost up the Singapore's economy and create some new jobs as well.

Singapore is in it's technical recession in the last quarter. The recent axing of about 900 jobs from the local bank also create worries among the people.

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