Singapore welcomed young athletes from around the world in a ceremony opening the inaugural Youth Olympic Games

On Saturday, Singapore welcomed young athletes from around the world in a ceremony opening the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. This is the first ever Summer Youth Olympics, an event designed to be celebrated in the same tradition of the Olympic Games – the major difference being that the competitors are all between 14 and 18 years of age. This year, 3,500 athletes from more than 200 countries are competing in 184 events in 26 sports.

inaugural Youth Olympic Games, which will run until its closing ceremony on August 26th. 

Darren Choy of Singapore carries the Youth Olympic torch on his way to ignite the Youth Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympics at The Float at Marina Bay on August 14, 2010 in Singapore. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


On July 23, 2010, Greek actress Ino Menegaki lights the flame at Ancient Olympia, where the Olympics were born in 776 B.C., during the official ceremony of the lighting of the flame that will burn at the Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games on August 14. (TAKIS TAKATOS/AFP/Getty Images)


Greek actress Ino Menegaki, playing the role of high priestess, carries the flame inside the ancient stadium at Olympia, Greece on Thursday ,July 22, 2010. The ceremony was part of a full dress rehearsal carried out amid the ruins of Ancient Olympia. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)


Greek actress Ino Menegaki delivers the flame to the first runner inside the stadium in Ancient Olympia on Friday July 23, 2010. The flame was bound for the Aug. 14-26 Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis) 


Singapore Youth Olympic Committee Chairman and IOC Vice-President, Ng Ser Miang arrives at the Singapore Changi Airport with a safety lantern containing the Youth Olympic flame on Thursday Aug. 5, 2010, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


The Youth Olympic Torch is transported on a Phoenix across the Singapore River towards the cauldron during the opening ceremony mark the start of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held on Saturday Aug. 14, 2010 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)



A boat in the shape of a phoenix carries the Youth Olympic torch across the water during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash)



Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Tim Chong)



A torch bearer runs with the Youth Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)



A dragon puppet moves between a school of carp puppets during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash)


Sixteen-year-old Darren Choy (left) receives the Youth Olympic flame before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)


Sixteen-year-old Darren Choy of Singapore lights the Singapore Youth Olympic Games cauldron on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)


Entertainers make the shape of the Olympic Rings while performing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympics at The Float at Marina Bay on August 14, 2010 in Singapore. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


Performers splash water during the opening ceremony celebrations of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games Saturday Aug. 14, 2010 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Sam Kang Li)


Costumed performers are seen during the opening Youth Olympic Games ceremony on Saturday Aug. 14, 2010 in Singapore.



The Singapore flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)


Members of the Canadian delegation arrive for the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Russell Boyce)

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