RNOC start Youth Olympics preps

RWANDA National Olympic Committee (RNOC) has set plans on how best the 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games can be prepared. The1st Summer Youth Olympic Games will be staged in Singapore.
RNOC BOSS: Ignace Beraho.
RNOC BOSS: Ignace Beraho.

RWANDA National Olympic Committee (RNOC) has set plans on how best the 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games can be prepared. The1st Summer Youth Olympic Games will be staged in Singapore.

RNOC boss Ignace Beraho told Times Sport yesterday that they have requested respective federations to draw their plan of action for better preparations.

“We have informed boxing, swimming and athletics federations to draw their plan of actions such that young and gifted talents can be picked and prepared purposely for 2010 Games.

“Talent detection should be the best policy that we must adopted to ensure that we have the best possible representation at the Games,”

Beraho further added that next year’s international championships would play a major role in preparing the Rwanda’s youth teams.

The championships he was referring to include; Francophone Games to be held in Beirut, Lebanon and World Athletics Championships, which he said should act as build-up events for Rwanda’s athletes ahead of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, the Coordination Commission of the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games concluded its first visit to the host city Singapore on Sunday.

The Singapore Organizing Committee (SYOGOC) has already established all the foundations necessary to stage the Games in 2010.

“We are impressed with how the preparations have advanced. SYOGOC is very much on track”, said Sergey Bubka, Chairman of the Coordination Commission, at the end of the visit, a statement from the International Olympics Committee, read in part.

“We just have to keep up the same pace and vigilance for the remaining 22 months until the opening of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games”, concluded Sergey Bubka.

The Coordination Commission visited various venues that will stage the 200 events in 26 sports. A master plan proposal for the venues for the 1st Youth Olympic Games was put forward by SYOGOC for approval.

The seven members of the Coordination Commission were highly impressed by the Youth Olympic Village based at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus.

This site offers not only the capacity to host the 5,000 athletes and team officials expected to participate in the Games, but also training facilities for many sports and excellent facilities for the culture and education programme.

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