History: The Beginnings
Established as an elite international sporting event for youths, the Youth Olympic Games integrates the Culture and Education Programme (CEP), exhibiting 5 key themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-Being and Healthy Lifestyles. Its program mirrors largely that of the Olympic Games, and adds a unique flavour with fresh new additions, such as 3-on-3 basketball. The first edition of the Summer Games was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, featuring over 3,500 athletes.
History: Sailing at the Youth Olympics
Sailing has been featured as a Youth Olympic sport since the first edition of the Games in 2010, where 100 sailors aged 15-16 years competed in 4 sailing events: one person dinghy boys; one person dinghy girls; windsurfing boys; and windsurfing girls. Sailing continued to make its appearance at the 2nd edition of the Games in Nanjing, China, in 2014, again in 4 events under fleet racing.
Singapore: Our Presence
Singapore hosted the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. In sailing, Singapore earned a bronze medal at the 2010 Games when windsurfer Audrey Yong Pei Lin finished third in the Girls’ Techno 293. At the 2014 Games, Singapore’s sailors won 2 gold medals. Bernie Chin Cheok Khoon and Samantha Yom won the top title in the One Person Dinghy (Byte CII) Boys and Girls events respectively.
A Glimpse into the Future: What Lies Ahead?
The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018.