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YOG 2014: Torch exchange between Singapore and Nanjing

Singapore and Nanjing exchanged torches at the Nanjing Olympic Museum on the second day of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on Sunday (Aug 17).

SINGAPORE: On the second day of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on Sunday (Aug 17), Singapore and Nanjing exchanged torches at the Nanjing Olympic Museum. The torch exchange ceremony was carried out by Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC member and Singapore 2010 YOG organising chairman, and Mr Miao Rui Lin, Mayor of Nanjing.

Mr Ng said: "I am very pleased to return to Nanjing for the 2014 Nanjing Olympic Games. My heartiest congratulations to the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee for an impressive and spectacular opening ceremony last night (Aug 16)."

The Singapore National Olympic Council said the symbolic exchange of torches between Nanjing and Singapore represents the friendship between the two cities who have formed a bond, as the only cities who have hosted the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The gesture also symbolises the duties which both cities have undertaken to reach out to the youth of the world, in the spirit of the Olympic movement to promote sports and the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, it added.

Team Singapore are competing in Aquatics (Swimming and Diving), Athletics, Badminton, Gymnastics, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis and Triathlon at the Games.

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