Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Theme Song to be performed by singers from five continents

Youth Olympic Games

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has assembled singers from five continents to sing the theme song for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games.

Coming on board to perform the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) theme song are Ms Jody Williams representing Africa, Mr Sean Kingston representing America, Ms Tabitha Nauser representing Asia, Mr Steve Appleton representing Europe, and Ms Jessica Mauboy representing Oceania. Details of the singers can be found at Annex A.

The singers are in Singapore this week to record the theme song and film the music video. They will come together once again to perform the theme song at the Opening Ceremony of the Games, which will be held on 14 August 2010 at The Float@Marina Bay.

The theme song for any Games is a powerful and emotive tool that can help to set the atmosphere, bond people from different background and culture, inspire athletes, and promote the Games.

Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Advisor to SYOGOC, said: "Singapore 2010 is a global event. By engaging singers from five different parts of the world to sing the theme song, we hope to increase the song's international appeal and convey the spirit of inclusiveness for the Games."

The SYOGOC appointed Mr Ken Lim as the Executive Producer for the Singapore 2010 theme song. A prominent figure in the music and entertainment scene, Ken wears many hats throughout an impressive career which spans more than two decades. Details of Ken Lim can be found at Annex B.

As Executive Producer of the Singapore 2010 theme song, Ken oversees all aspects of the theme song development – from the concept, music & lyrics composition, engagement of singers, song arrangement and recording, music video production, to the marketing & promotion of the song.

The theme song for the world’s first Youth Olympic Games was conceptualised to reach out to the audience around the globe. The singers were selected based on their appeal to the youth," said Ken. The Singapore 2010 theme song and its music video will be launched in the second quarter of the year.

About Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail

Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.

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Issued by: Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee