OLYMPIC REVIEW45SPORTS AND VENUESSingapore IndoorStadiumhorses, which will be assigned to riders by draw. Forthe team event, there will be six teams representingeach FEI regional zone. Fencingwill feature individual competitionsin the foil, epée and sabre for men andwomen, and a mixed team competition.Footballwill consist of a six-teamcompetition, representing all continents, for both men and women.Gymnasticsis split into artistic andrhythmic, as in the Olympic Games. Theartistic competition will feature eightindividual men's events and six individual women'sevents. The rhythmic competition consists of twoevents - individual and team - for women.Handballis a six-team tournament,representing all continents, for men and for women.Hockeyis the same as football andhandball - a six-team competition,representing all continents for both menand women. There are a total of eight weight categories for both men and women in theJudocompetition. There is also a mixedteam event.The Modern Pentathloncompetitionconsists of four of the five modernpentathlon disciplines: fencing, swimming,running and shooting. The fifth discipline, riding, willnot be competed at Singapore 2010. The run-shootformat will be competed.Both the men and women will compete intwo events in Rowing- single sculls and pairs.The Sailingcompetition comprises fourevents, with men and women sailing ineither the one person dinghy or thewindsurfing.In Shooting, the men and women willcompete in both air rifle and air pistol. Table tenniswill consist of men's singles, women's singles and a mixed teamcompetition.Taekwondowill see athletes competing infive weight categories per gender.There will be both men's singles anddoubles and women's singles and doublesin the Tennistournament.The Triathloncompetition format forindividual competitions includes a 750mswim in open water, a 20km cycle ride anda 5km run. The 4 x mixed team relay competitionincludes a 250m swim in open water, a 7km cycleride and a 1.7km run. Volleyballis a six-team men's andwomen's competition.Weightliftingsees men competing in sixweight categories, while women willcompete in five weight categories. Thecombined results of the Snatch and the Clean & Jerkwill produce the champion of each weight category.The Wrestlingcompetition will see mencompete in Greco-Roman (five weightcategories) and freestyle (five weightcategories) and women in freestyle (four weightcategories). ?
SINGAPORE 201046OLYMPIC REVIEW(Athletics) Bishan Stadium plays host to Home United Football Club, a professional football club inSingapore. In September 2006, it was one of two venues for the Asian Football Confederation U-17championship. The Australian national team also used the Stadiumas its training base for two weeks in June 2007 before competing in the Asian Cup.(Rowing, Canoe-kayak) Situated atthe heart of the up-and-comingMarina South district, the Reservoir isan iconic venue with Singapore'sbusiness and financial district as itsbackdrop. A new 32-hectare parknext to the Reservoir will provide anexcellent vantage point.(Hockey) Situated in Sengkang newtown, a relatively young satelliteresidential town, Sengkang HockeyStadium is part of the newly openedSengkang Sports & RecreationCentre, which houses a communityclub, swimming pools, indoor sportshall, gymnasium, dance studio, andretail and eating outlets.(Badminton, Table tennis)Singapore's largest indoor sports andentertainment venue has been usedfor various major sport events,entertainment events and concertsperformed by international superstarssuch as Elton John and JanetJackson. The Indoor Stadium is nostranger to world-class badmintonaction, hosting the The Aviva OpenSingapore since 2004. (Swimming, Shooting, ModernPentathlon) The Singapore SportsSchool was opened in 2004 asSingapore's premier sports andeducational training institute forstudents between 13 and 17 years of age. It has two Olympic-sizedswimming pools. In 2008, it hostedthe FINA Swimming World Cup.(BMX, Time Trial and Mountain Bike)Situated on a 60-hectare site, thecurrent Mountain Bike trail is sevenkilometres long and offers severalclimbs as well as a challengingdownhill ride. The trail is also beingupgraded to make it even moretechnically challenging. The BMXportion of the park is currently usedfor stunt practice by BMXenthusiasts. It is being developed intoa full-scale BMX race track for localcommunity use and to host majorinternational events.(Weightlifting, Volleyball) The ToaPayoh Sports Hall has hosted a widerange of sports events including anumber of major table tennistournaments such as the women'sWorld Cup (2002), the VolkswagenPro-Tour (2004, 2006), and the South-east Asian Championships (2006).(Basketball) Located in the heart of the shopping district of OrchardRoad, *scape is an outdoorplayground for street sports andperformances that was set up inresponse to the needs of Singaporean youth in 2004. *scapeYouth Space aims to be a hub foryouth cultural and communityactivities.The YOG's 3-on-3tournament will be the firstinternational street basketball event to be held in the *scape. It will also be one of the venues for the Cultureand Education Programme.(Football) Originally built in 1932,the Jalan Besar Stadium has hostedprofessional football matches andhas also been the venue for majorevents such as the first SingaporeYouth Festival in 1955, the firstSingapore Armed Forces Day in1969 and the 1984 National DayParade. With a capacity of 6,000, itwas rebuilt and reopened in June2003 and an artificial turf was laidin 2008, making it the first-everFIFA-approved Third GenerationFootball Turf in Singapore.The 2010 Youth Olympic Gameswill take place at existing facilitiesacross Singapore, many of whichhave been renovated for theGames and will leave a tangiblelegacy for the local community