The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games logo was officially launched today by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports at the CAN! (Create Action Now) event at the Singapore Management University Campus Green.
The logo, tagged as the Spirit of Youth, celebrates Singapore in an adventurous, open and fun way, evoking the Singapore sense of confidence and progress.
The red flame represents the passion to learn and the power of positive thinking. A purple star symbolises excellence and the pride of representing one's nation. A crescent reflects dynamic youth, full of promise.
The active appearance of the 'Singapore 2010' wordmark comprises individual and unique characters that signify harmony among the diverse participants.
'The launch of the logo today is a major milestone for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games,' said Mr NG Ser Miang, Chairman of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC).
'The logo is an important symbol of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. It embodies the vision of Singapore 2010 - Inspiring Youth, Sporting Singapore, and expresses the significance and legacy that we hope Singapore 2010 will have on the lives of Singaporeans and youths around the world before, during and after the Games.'
A special launch mechanism, measuring 7.6 metres by 2.5 metres and with a depth of 2 metres, was specially devised to unveil the logo. All the Youth Olympic Games sports was featured in 26 rapid transitions before the countdown to the logo unveiling.
The mechanism was created by by a group of Nanyang Technological University students from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the School of Art, Design and Media who had worked under the guidance of their supervisors.
Mr GOH Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer of SYOGOC, said 'The logo launch event today shows how young people can come together and be part of Singapore 2010. I am encouraged by the passion that these youths have for Singapore 2010. They made this event possible and they have done an excellent job!'