SINGAPORE, 23 July 2010 – The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has launched the Online Media Workroom today to give media around the world access to information about the inaugural Youth Olympic Games which will be held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010.
The Online Media Workroom will enable accredited media to access Games information on-the-go. As a one-stop-shop, it will also facilitate coverage of the Games by reporters and photographers who are unable to attend the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010.
The Online Media Workroom is accessible via the Singapore 2010 website at www.singapore2010.sg/mediaworkroom
and will provide editorial and photo content to the international media for editorial use. Content will include competition schedules, real-time results, as well as information by the Youth Olympic News Service (YONS) and images by the Youth Olympics Photo Service (YOPS).
YONS is a Games-time agency-style news service provided by SYOGOC and will cover sports and Culture and Education Programme (CEP) in all venues. The YONS information will include event previews and reviews, athlete overviews, quotes of the day, press conference highlights, news stories, as well as a database of background information on Singapore 2010.
YONS has teams in every venue, reporting on every sport, all the time. Media may use this information, in whole or in part, to formulate their own reports. YONS content is available at no charge and is copyright free.
Media reporting remotely will also have access to official photos by the YOPS. Professionally-taken photographs of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame, competition, opening and closing ceremonies and CEP activities will be available for media to use, at no charge, for editorial purposes.
“We believe that the Online Media Workroom will facilitate media access to Games information more readily so that media can cover this historic event more comprehensively and in a timely manner. We encourage media, who do not have accreditation or are unable to come to Singapore for the Games to register themselves soon so that they can access to these readily available information,” said Goh Kee Nguan, SYOGOC’s Chief Executive Officer.
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