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Friday, March 26, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Events up on YouTube

Missed the Olympics last month? Fret not, it is now up on YouTube ~ the official Vancouver Olympic Games 2010 Channel

Re-live Vancouver 2010 from alpine skiing to curling, hockey to figure skating, plenty of videos here to all to watch!

The coolest one is the figure skating gala complete event - all 2 hours of it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

New mall in Jurong East needs a name!

The former Jurong Entertainment Centre is getting its long-awaited revamp. Skaters will finally see the Olympic size rink materialise. Meanwhile, the mall needs a name, and the public is invited to take part in the "name the mall" contest.

Visit for more details.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Skate, baby, skate!

Some have asked me, at what age can you start to skate. I suppose there is no fixed rule...

When I first put my little one on the ice at 14 months, she squealed with delight
  BUT she could hardly stand straight up on the skates
When I next took here there, she screamed and kicked when I put on her skates
  They were now too small for her
Now she is 2 years and 2 weeks old, she wants to run on the ice
  Though she still clings on tightly to my fingers

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Singapore 2010 ~ Youth Olympic Games

With the 2010 Winter Olympics drawing to a close, Singapore is making the last leg of preparations to host the next major games - the inaugural Youth Olympics.

The games will start on 14th August 2010, and in mid-July, the Youth Olympic Flame will start its journey from Greece and travel through one city in each of five continents, before arriving in Singapore. The five cities are
  • Berlin, Germany, representing Europe
  • Dakar, Senegal, representing Africa
  • Mexico City, Mexico, representing the Americas
  • Auckland, New Zealand, representing Oceania
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea, representing Asia
The second countdown clock was set up just outside ION Orchard last month, and five more clocks are being put up in the heartlands. They will be at
  • NorthWest district - inside Causeway Point Shopping Centre
  • SouthEast district - in front of Parkway Parade
  • Central Singapore - in front of Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Central
  • SouthWest district - in front of Jurong Point
  • NorthEast district - at Seng Kang Community Club

Olympic merchandise is also up for sale across the island. The Official Olympic Store is at Takashimaya Square, Basement 2, and there is a store at the SYOGOC HQ, Youth Olympic Games Learning Centre. The merchandise can also be ordered from some post offices: Ang Mo Kio Central, Change Alley, HarbourFront Centre, Jurong Point, Killiney Road, Singapore Post Centre, Tanglin, Tampines Central, Toa Payoh Central, Woodlands Central. Finally, there is also the official online store.

Information and latest news about the games at

Previous posts about the YOG:
Million Deeds Challenge - Singapore 2010 YOG
Youth Olympic Games: Singapore 2010
Singapore in shortlist for 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Singapore bids for first Youth Olympic Games 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Olympics 2010 Closing

As the Winter Olympic Games closed in Vancouver and the flag passes to Russia for the 2014 Games to be held in Sochi, top Russian leaders were conspicuously absent.

President Dmitry Medvedev had called for resignation of sports officials responsible for the mediocre performance in Vancouver, and declaring a change was needed to achieve better results at Sochi.

In figure skating, this is the first time since 1970, when the Soviet Union joined the Figure Skating event at the Olympics, that Russia (or the Union) did not win a gold.

Gold favorite Evgeni Plushenko was upset by American Evan Lycasek, dance team Oksana Dominia and Maxim Shabalin managed a Bronze, Russian pair Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov finished a disappointing fourth, and the Russian ladies were nowhere near the podium.

Russia won 3 Golds and a total of 15 medals overall, putting it in 6th place of the Medal standings of the 2010 Olympics.

Some video clips of the closing ceremonies on Mahalo