7th Singapore Youth Olympic Festival kicks off

Short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh, Singapore's first Winter Olympian, receiving the Olympic Participation Lapel Pin from IOC executive board member and Singapore Olympic Foundation chairman Ng Ser Miang, on July 7, 2018.
Short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh, Singapore's first Winter Olympian, receiving the Olympic Participation Lapel Pin from IOC executive board member and Singapore Olympic Foundation chairman Ng Ser Miang, on July 7, 2018.PHOTO: SINGAPORE NATIONAL OLYMPIC COUNCIL

SINGAPORE - The opening ceremony for the 2018 Singapore Youth Olympic Festival (SYOF) was held on Saturday (July 7). More than 3,000 people are expected to take part over a period of six weeks till Aug 5 in 12 sports.

At the ceremony in the Toa Payoh Sports Hall, short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh received the Olympic Participation Lapel Pin from IOC executive board member and Singapore Olympic Foundation chairman Ng Ser Miang.

Goh had made history in February as the first Singaporean to feature at the Winter Olympics, where she finished fifth in the women's 1,500m event in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

A legacy of the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games hosted by Singapore, the SYOF is now into its seventh edition.

This year's iteration sees organiser Singapore Olympic Foundation working together with ActiveSG, the national movement for sport. Seven of the 12 sports are held in conjunction with the Singapore National Games, including badminton, basketball and floorball.

Those interested in signing up should visit www.syof.sg for more details.