4OLYMPIC REVIEWOLYMPIC REVIEWCONTENTSOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENTAPRIL-MAY-JUNE 201007FOREWORDBy IOC President Jacques Rogge.08SNAPSHOTA stunning sporting image from this past quarter.11NEWSA review of the latest news and events from around the Olympic Movement.20CLASSIC OLYMPIC IMAGES A great image from the Olympic Games. Continues on pages 22, 60 and 62.24COVER STORY: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHTAs the countdown to the first Youth Olympic Gamescontinues, Olympic Reviewlooks at howPresident Rogge's vision is set to become a reality in Singapore in August.28GAMES THEY CAN CALL THEIR OWNYOG reporter Kimiya Shokoohi interviews IOC President Jacques Rogge.30SOCIAL CLUBDigital medianetworks are allowing the IOC to engage with young people like never before.32YOG AMBASSADORSExclusive interviews with YOG Ambassadors Yelena Isinbayeva and Michael Phelps.36THE FINISHING STRAIGHTThe host city is putting the final touches to the preparations for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.40BREAKING NEW GROUNDSYOGOC Chairman Ser Miang Ng looks ahead to the Youth Olympic Games.42A QUESTION OF SPORTA look at the format of each of the 26 sports in Singapore as well as the venues. 48CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANTAn analysis of the Culture and Education Programme, interviews with Young Ambassadorsfrom around the globe and a look at the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame. 56FUTURE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESOlympic Reviewlooks ahead to Innsbruck 2012 and Nanjing 2014. 64OLYMPIC RESEARCH CORNERSeven academicsassess the challenges facing the Olympic Movement over the coming years.68ATHLETES IN FOCUSExclusive interviews with Victoria Pendleton(cycling), Naomi van As (hockey) and MeisamBagheri (taekwondo) begin our countdown to the 2012 London Games.74MY GAMESFeng Tianwei recalls her role in winning Singapore's first Olympic medal for 48 years, in Beijing.79OBITUARIESOlympians and figures from the Olympic Movement, who have sadly passed away.80BOOKREVIEWSOur bookworms run the rule over the latest Olympic-related publications.82OLYMPIC SPIRITOlympic Review'snew closing page featuring a moment that epitomises the Olympic spirit.
OLYMPIC REVIEW5OLYMPIC REVIEWOR CONTRIBUTORSEXECUTIVEBOARDPresident Jacques RoggeVice-PresidentsZaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante, Ser Miang Ng,Thomas BachMembersGerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, FrankFredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel,Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie,John Coates, Sam RamsamyOLYMPIC REVIEWCommunications DirectorMark AdamsEditor-in-Chief Kathleen Di GiacomoFrench EditionAurélie Eichler Spanish Edition Dolores VázquezProduction Agency Touchline Production Editor Andy TongueArt Editor John Paul YettonSub Editors Rob Furber, Sylvie Venet-TupyTranslation Denis Echard, LauraNadal Obrador,Ros Schwartz ISSN: 0251-3498Printed in the UKIMAGESCover Image CorbisInside TOPL; Getty Images; AFP; CorbisOR CONTACTDETAILSPlease send your letters to: Olympic Review, IOCDepartment of Communications,Château de Vidy, 1007Lausanne, Switzerland. website: www.olympic.org, email: email@example.com +41 (0)21 621 6111fax +41 (0)21 621 6356Olympic Review uses PEFC-certified paper stocksourced from sustainablemanaged forests.Olympic Review is published by the International OlympicCommittee.The articles published in Olympic Review do not necessarily reflect theopinion of the InternationalOlympic Committee. No articles may be reproducedwithout the permission of the IOC Department ofCommunications.KIMIYA SHOKOOHIKimiya Shokoohi, a 19-year-old journalismstudent from Vancouver, was the Youth Olympic Games Reporter during the recentOlympic Winter Games in her hometown. She produced daily instalments of Olympicnews through interviews with athletes, sportsleaders, Olympic officials and fans forwww.olympic.org and other outlets. Kimiya also interviewed IOC President Jacques Rogge exclusively for Olympic Review, as helooks forward to seeing his dream of a Youth Olympic Games become a reality in Singapore in August. FLORIANKOGLERFlorian Kogler is the Youth Olympic GamesYoung Ambassador from Austria -one of theyoung people from around the world, who willplay a key part in the Cultural and EducationalProgramme. As well as telling Olympic Reviewwhat he hopes to achieve in his role (page 50),he has also written our feature looking ahead to the first Youth Olympic Winter Games inInnsbruck, in 2012, a city with a rich Olympicheritage, which Florian confidently predicts willembrace the YOG spirit over the next two years.TOM POUNTNEYOlympic Review'sTom Pountney begins ourcountdown to the 2012 Olympic SummerGames by interviewing two of Europe's leadingfemale athletes -Dutch hockey star Naomi vanAs and British cyclist Victoria Pendleton, whowill both be defending Olympic titles in London.Tom, a former editor of the University ofWestern England's Student newspaper WesternEye, is a staff writer at Touchline Publishing.