Four new competition venues have been added to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, reports Straits Times.
Singapore 2010 announced Wednesday that football – which is being featured at both the Youth Games and the Asian Youth Games in June – will now be held only at the Jalan Besar stadium, replacing Choa Chu Kang and Jurong West stadiums, which are no longer needed due to the small number of teams.
Hockey will be held at Sengkang Hockey Stadium, instead of the National Hockey Stadium at Delta.
The organizing committee confirmed Wednesday the 18 competition venues at a site visit to Bishan Stadium. The visit was led by Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Transport.
The 18 venues, where 26 sports competitions will be held, were determined in consultation with the International Federations and approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOOC).
Goh Kee Nguan, SYOGOC Chief Executive Officer said, “Singapore won the bid to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) because it has right-sized and excellent facilities and infrastructure. No new venues were purposely built for Singapore 2010. To meet competition requirements, we are upgrading the facilities with the support of venue owners”.
He added, “creative use of space in the Nanyang Technological University also allows us to locate the training venues for 13 sports within or near the Youth Olympic Village. We will continue to work closely with the venue owners to prepare the facilities for the competition during YOG”.