Qualification System for Youth Olympic Games Approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the sports competitions programme for the first Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Singapore in 2010, as well as the qualification system for each event.

Show jumping, the sole discipline representing equestrian sport, will see a total of 30 riders between 17 and 18 years of age competing on borrowed horses at the Singapore Turf Club.

Further details related to Jumping at the YOG will be published early next year – in the interim we welcome any questions you might have, which may be sent to yog@fei.org. Based on these queries and questions we will compile a Frequently Asked Questions section which will be made available on the FEI website in mid-January 2009.

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games will see some 3,594 young athletes compete in the 26 sports represented at the 2012 Olympic Games. The event, tailor-made to young people, aims to balance sport, education and culture over 12 days of competition, workshops and social interaction. The YOG will provide an opportunity to not only bring together the world's best young athletes but will present a superb introduction to the Olympic Games and their values. With the emphasis very strongly on the sharing of cultural experiences in a sporting environment, the YOG are an excellent platform for discovering new cultures and making new friendships.

Additional information on the Youth Olympic Games is available on the IOC website and on the official website of Singapore 2010.

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