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Entries for December 2009

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National Shooter Ong Jun Hong receiving the Singapore flag from Chef de Mission Mrs Jessie Phua

Before the Team Singapore Contingent sets off for the 25th SEA Games in Laos, The Play Times (TPT) Reporter caught up with some of the athletes at the official Flag Presentation ceremony on 9 November 2009 at Nanyang Polytechnic. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Defence and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

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From left: Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS); Lyo, Singapore 2010 Mascot; Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for CYS & son; Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC); Merly, Singapore 2010 Mascot; and Niam Chiang Meng, Permanent Secretary, MCYS
Photo courtesy of SYOGOC
 
The official mascots for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, or YOG, were unveiled by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, on 21 November 2009 at the Suntec City. Lyo (pronounced as “Leo”), the lion cub, and Merly, the merlion, were well-received by the throng of eager supporters who turned up for their maiden appearance.

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