By Masa Takaya on 11/06/10 at 1:03 am
As the excitement surrounding the first-ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this August continues to build, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is eager to get you in on the action with a special photo contest on: www.flickr.com/groups/youtholympics
Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors Yelena Isinbayeva (a two-time Olympic gold-medal winning pole vaulter) and Michael Phelps (a 14-time gold-medal winning swimmer) are asking to the public to share photos that you think embody the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games. The winner of the contest will be flown to Singapore, where they will capture history by becoming an official IOC photographer at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games and receive a training session from an experienced Olympic photographer!
Find out more from Yelena and Michael here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KLCCcTww78
The IOC will choose the lucky winner on 31 July
About the Youth Olympic Games: 14-26 August 2010
Did you know that the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will bring together 3,600 talented athletes aged 14 to 18 from around the world to take part in high-level athletic competition? But that’s not all. As the mission of the Youth Olympic Games is to inspire young people to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values, the athletes will also participate in a Culture and Education Programme ranging in topics from the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle to the dangers of doping and inactivity.
For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, visit: www.olympic.org/youtholympicgames
(Contributed by IOC)
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