Youth Olympic Village ready to roll

Youth Olympic Village ready to roll

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

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My Paper

In fewer than two months, the National Institute of Education campus at the Nanyang Technological University has been transformed from a place of higher learning into the Youth Olympic Village (YOV).

Replete with plenty of amenities and state-of-the-art training facilities, the YOV will also host cultural and education activities, for over 5,000 athletes and officials during the Youth Olympic Games, which run from Aug 14-26.

Although the village has to be fenced for security reasons, those staying there can enjoy cultural programmes, visit an informative Olympic gallery, and have the chance to chat with Olympic champions, such as pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.

The YOV kitchen is specially fitted to cater 300,000 meals and has a 10-day rotation of menus, so athletes can enjoy a wide variety of food and even sample some Singapore fare at the Singapore cuisine food station.

Source: My Paper, sph