In 2008, Singapore secured the bid to host the first-ever Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The eyes of the world will be on Singapore as the games - now a national concern - encompasses an initiative to invite the international sporting youth to participate, not only in competitive games, but also in educational and cultural activities. This event as well as Singapore's silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Singapore F1 Grand Prix -- Formula One's inaugural night race -- have acted as catalysts for more young Singaporeans to engage in sports.
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Nick Aplin (PhD in Sport Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) is the Head of Olympic Studies with a research interest in the history of sport in Singapore. He has published books locally and internationally. He won the Guardian (UK) Chess Book of the Year in 2007. He has provided television commentary and analysis of sporting events including the SEA Games, the S-League, the J-League, and the Olympic Games. He was a member of the Board of Management of the Singapore Sports School and the Sporting Culture Committee examining Public Education and Awareness.
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