YOG Flame at final lap before arriving in S'pore
Thu, Aug 05, 2010

THE Youth Olympic Flame arrived in Seoul Wednesday, marking its final stop in a journey that spanned five continents.

Its last destination will be in Singapore, the host country of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

The flame revisited recent Olympic history at the Seoul Olympic Park and main stadium of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games before travelling through the city.

It made a stop at Cheong-Gye Square and from there, was accompanied by musicians playing traditional Korean music.

The city celebration site was at Gwang-Hwa-Mun Square, in which tha Flame then headed towards.

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) partnered with Singapore's Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA) to showcase a performance involving local band Ethnicity.

Singapore Idol finalists Gayle Nervas also performed a medley of Singapore songs and all-girl hip-hop group The Roses performed a football and dance combination.

The journey of the Youth Olympic Flame is a 13-day journey.

The flame will arrive in Singapore on August 6 for a traditional six-day torch relay around the island before being brought to the Float@Marina Bay, where it will ignite the Singapore 2010 YOG cauldron during the opening ceremony, marking the start of the Games.

It will continue to burn throughout the 12 days of the Games until the closing ceremony on August 26.

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