Overview - An Insight to AYG 2009

The concept and hosting of the first ever Asian Youth Games (AYG) in 2009 was first mooted in Singapore's candidature document for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

It was deemed as part of the YOG legacy and would also serve as an ideal test preparation for Asia's young athletes before the YOG in 2010.

The AYG will be a regional event open to all Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) members, with a projected 45 National Olympic Councils (NOCs) expected to send about 1,300 top juniors to compete in the 9 sports offered, namely Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming and Diving), 3-on-3 Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis.

The OCA has given Singapore the nod to host the multi-sport event for athletes aged between 14 and 17, which will be an ideal avenue for participating NOCs to build good relations within the Asian family.

Singapore is proud to host the inaugural Asian Youth Games in 2009, which will be held from 29 June to 7 July, and warmly welcome all OCA member nations to participate in the event.