14 Aug 2010

Pacific countries ready for first Youth Olympic Games

10:09 am on 14 August 2010

The first ever Youth Olympics opens today with a number of Pacific countries making the journey to Singapore.

Like the full Olympic Games 26 sports will be contested, from fencing to weight-lifting.

Vinnie Wylie reports.

"Samoa has sent six athletes to Singapore, the Solomon Islands four, while Papua New Guinea is being represented by it's women's under 15 footballers and four individual athletes. The Chef De Mission of the Fiji team, Glynis Miller, says their five participants have been preparing well. She says she has been in constant with their coaches and the athletes themselves over the last few months and more recently in the last few weeks to and just about second day. She says there are no dramas and everyone is on track and each of them is really confident to go out and do their best. The tournament runs until August the 26th."