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Singers from 5 continents to perform 1st YOG theme song

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (SYOGOC) said on Thursday that singers from five continents have been assembled to sing the theme song for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Coming on board to perform the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) theme song are Jody Williams representing Africa, Sean Kingston representing America, Tabitha Nauser representing Asia, Steve Appleton representing Europe, and Jessica Mauboy representing Oceania.

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 Aug.14.

Teo Ser Luck, Singapore's Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports 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."

Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games from Aug.14 to 26, 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with 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 Program.