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OLYMPIC REVIEW13 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 The Candidature Files of the three Candidate Cities of Guadalajara ( Mexico), Nanjing ( China), and Poznan ( Poland) were submitted last September and the IOC President has appointed an Evaluation Commission to analyse the projects put forward for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games ( YOG) in 2014. The IOC Evaluation Commission will be chaired by Mr Frank Fredericks, IOC member and Chairman of the IOC Athletes' Commission and will have the task of submitting a report to the IOC Executive Board and to all the IOC mem-bers, who will vote and elect the YOG 2014 host city at the IOC Session in Vancouver in February 2010. Singapore continues to create Olympic history with the creation of the Culture and Education pictograms. They have been specifically designed to symbolise the culture and education activities which will be part of Singapore's participants programme, bringing culture and education to life. The Singapore Organising Committee ( SYOGOC), in partnership with the IOC, is developing the Culture and Education Prgramme ( CEP) around fun and interactive activities. The programme, based on the five CEP themes of Olympism, Skills Development, Well- Being and Healthy Lifestyle, Social Responsibility and Expression, will be implemented through the following seven formats, each with its own pictogram: Arts and Culture A celebration of youth, cultures and friendships made at the Games, through music, dance and art in the Youth Olympic Village. Chat with Champions Participants will meet with Olympians and global leaders to share their personal experience and inspirational stories. Discovery Activity Interactive exhibitions and workshops about the history of Olympism, health and nutritional matters, careers in sport, and learning about key global issues. World Culture Village Located in the Youth Olympic Village, it will host cultural booths featuring each of the participating National Olympic Committees. Island Adventure Participants go through confidence-building courses, take part in water activities, and overcome physical challenges, to develop friendship and respect based on one of Singapore's islands. Community Projects Through Community Projects such as circus acts or drumming, participants will get to make friends with the local beneficiaries, learn about social responsibility and be encouraged to contribute back to their own communities. Exploration Journey A green adventure in the half- day Exploration Journeys to HortPark and Marina Barrage, two of Singapore's environment-themed attractions. SINGAPORE2010: CULTUREANDEDUCATION INNSBRUCK 2012: KEYAPPOINTMENTS The Innsbruck 2012 Organising Committee ( IYOGOC) has appointed Richard Rubatscher as its new Chairman with Peter Bayer as its new Chief Executive Officer ( CEO). The 1st IOC Coordination Commission visit, led by Gian- Franco Kasper, took place in October. Ten months after the announcement of the host city on 12 December 2008, IYOGOC has established all the foundations needed to stage the Games in 2012. After visiting the venues, the Organising Committee presented its initial Culture and Education Programme concept and how it intends to reach out to young people both digitally and physically. The Coordination Commission concluded IYOGOC was " very much on track". An observation team from Innsbruck 2012 will be travelling to the Vancouver Games in February 2010 as part of the Observers Programme run by the IOC's Olympic Games Knowledge Management team. The objective will be to build further operational understanding ahead of the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. BelowInnsbruck will host the first WinterYOG YOG2014

14OLYMPIC REVIEW Less than a month after Rio de Janeiro's election as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, a delegation from the IOC paid the new host city a visit ( 30- 31 October), as it continues to lay the groundwork for successful Games. Led by the IOC's Olympic Games Executive Director, Gilbert Felli, the group from the IOC administration shared with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and its local partners some of the best practices from previous Games. Speaking after the seminar, Felli said: " The fact that we have been able to come to Rio so soon after its election is a great credit to Carlos Nuzman and all the team at Rio 2016. With such an ambitious project, you cannot afford to lose any time and Rio has avoided this by setting to work again immediately after the vote in Copenhagen. The organisers also need to quickly identify their initial priorities from among the myriad of options that exist and, hopefully, this seminar will help them to make those decisions." Every medal at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a one- of- a- kind work of art. Each will feature a different crop of larger contemporary Aboriginal artworks and will be undulating rather than flat - both firsts in Games history. The dramatic form of the Vancouver 2010 medals is inspired by the ocean waves, drifting snow and mountainous landscape found in the Games region and throughout Canada. The gold, silver and bronze medals were also designed with direct input from Olympic and Paralympic athletes who shared their experiences about medals they won at past Games and what they would like to see in future medals. IOC President Jacques Rogge commented: " When we were presented with the Olympic medal design by VANOC a few months ago, we knew they had something special and inspiring to say and share with the world. These medals are a beautiful and fitting tribute to the athletes who will shine and be forever remembered as the heroes and heroines of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. They'll also call to mind the hospitality and generous spirit of all Canadians who welcomed the world in 2010 whenever they're viewed." ( Turn to page 24 for our comprehensive Vancouver 2010 preview.) The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia on 22 October, symbolically marking the beginning of the Torch Relay that will bring the flame to the shores of British Columbia. The flame was lit successfully by a Holy Priestess in front of the Temple of Hera according to the traditional ritual, using the sun's rays and a parabolic mirror. The priestess entered the Ancient Olympic Stadium with the torch and handed it over to the first runner of the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay, Vassilis Dimitriadis. In the presence of the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Mr Spyros Capralos, and the CEO of VANOC, John Furlong, IOC President Jacques Rogge said in his speech: " It is always a special moment to be in Olympia, the birthplace of our Movement. The Olympic torch and flame are symbols of the values and ideals which lie at the heart of the Olympic Games. The relay is a message of friendship and respect to millions of people of different nationalities, races and creeds. " The longest national Olympic Torch Relay in history will create a spirit of global community and world citizenship. It will inspire new hopes, new dreams, particularly among the younger generation, to take part in the Games." VANCOUVER 2010MEDALS VANCOUVER2010OLYMPIC FLAMELITINOLYMPIA LONDON2012 LAUNCHES PICTOGRAMS LONDON STAMPS LOCOG has launched the pictograms for the 2012 Games. These visual representations of each Olympic sport will be used in the run- up to and during the Olympic Games in 2012. The 38 pictograms represent the sports and disciplines at the Games and will be used for signage, on tickets and on the field of play at Games- time, becoming an important " wayfinder" tool for spectators. The London 2012 Pictograms were developed in consultation with each International Federation and have been designed to be vibrant and accurate depictions of each sporting discipline. They will come in two different formats - a silhouette version for standard use and a dynamic version inspired by the connectivity of the London Undergound map, which will be used on merchandise, posters, signposts and wayfinding materials. Olympic Games pictograms were first used at the 1948 Games in London and have become a regular feature of the Olympic Movement since the Tokyo Games in 1964. The first set of London 2012- themed stamps has gone on sale. Designed by artists and illustrators, these stamps represent 10 Olympic and Paralympic sports. The launch was held in the presence of: Jessica Ennis, the 2009 world heptathlon champion; Nick Gillingham, double Olympic medallist; and Gregory Parker, an 11- year old swimming hopeful trained by Gillingham. Other stamps will be issued in 2010 and 2011, as well as commemorative products. RIO 2016