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The Youth Olympic Flame has arrived in Singapore and has been greeted with great fanfare. An exuberant 3,000 strong crowd turned up at the National University to welcome the Flame.
After a 15-day journey around the world, the flame cauldron was lit for the first time in Singapore by the country's President under a shower of fireworks, marking the start of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame in the host city.
During the celebration, more than 700 performers put up a line-up of mass display performances which traced the flame's journey from Olympia to Singapore.
Dancers were dressed in colorful costumes representative of the cultures of each city on the route, expressing the spirit of international friendship in the Youth Olympic Games.
The Singapore leg of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame will take place from until the 13th.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games will be contested from August the 14th to the 26th.
Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Program.