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SPREADINGTHEWORDAS 3,600 YOUNG ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHERED INSINGAPORE FOR THE INAUGURAL YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES, THE IOC AND ITS PARTNER ORGANISATIONS USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH THEM ABOUT A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT GLOBAL ISSUES46OLYMPIC REVIEWOLYMPISM IN ACTION

OLYMPIC REVIEW47OLYMPISM IN ACTIONThe inaugural Youth Olympic Games were aresounding success with an estimatedtelevision audience of 247 million and closeto 8.4 million views on the IOC's Youth OlympicGames YouTube channel. Whilethe young athleteswho had gathered in Singapore for the first YouthOlympic Games were focusing hard on their ownsporting performances, they were also exposed tothings that are more important than sport. Away fromthe stadiums, arenas and swimming pools ofSingapore, the IOC and its partner organisations wereusing the YOG's unique and innovative Culture andEducation Programme to teach participating athletesabout important topics such as sustainability, fightagainst doping, Olympism, HIV/AIDS prevention,children's rights, fair play and first aid and humanitarianassistance.By setting up interactive booths and workshops atthe heart of the Youth Olympic Village, the aim was togive young athletes an easily accessible way of gaininga greater understanding of these significant globalissues, which affect each and every one of them. Thefun and engaging nature of the displays meantathletes could learn about these serious topics in anenjoyable and entertaining manner, while the contentof the exhibits was tailored especially for young people.Among the international organisations that weresupporting the IOC in implementing these activitieswere three United Nations agencies - UNICEF, UNAIDSand UNEP. "This is a unique opportunity for youngathletes to look beyond sports competitions and to getexposed to pressing global issues," said WilfriedLemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General onSport for Development and Peace, when touring thebooths in the Youth Olympic Village. ?Left YOG Ambassador Yelena Isinbaeva reachingout to the youth in Singapore