Bringing the world together in Singapore

Publish date:2010-8-16     From: www.olympic.org     Pageview:1717

    Olympic Villages are always multi-cultural places - and none more so than at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

    That's because in addition to housing athletes from 204 different National Olympic Committees, the Youth Olympic Village is also playing host to a World Culture Village as part of the YOG's Culture and Education Programme.

    Booths representing every participating national territory have been set up at the heart of the Youth Olympic Village, celebrating each country's unique culture.

    The first set of booths in the village represent countries from Europe. The displays will then change every few days to feature countries from Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Asia.

    The idea behind the World Culture Village is to give participating athletes a chance to learn more about the world and experience cultures and customs from different countries while they are at the YOG.

    As well as featuring facts and information from each country, the interactive booths offer athletes the chance to dress up in traditional costumes and enjoy other fun activities, such as games and face-painting.