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Youth Olympic Games 2010 - Quotes

Get to know the athletes!
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"I went to the Zoo, I really like the monkeys with the big noses"

Khairunneeta Mohd Afendy (MAS) - Byte Girls

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"We went to support the Irish team racing in the 800m"

Sophie Murphy (IRL) - Byte Girls

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"I stayed at the Olympic Village, played ping pong and relaxed"I

Matias Canseco (PER) - Techno Boys

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"I went to the underwater exhibition on Sentosa Island"

Nikita Rom (EST) - Techno Boys

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"I went shopping to buy clothes and an iPod"

Maria Poncell (CHI) - Byte Girls

"We just went to the City Mall and took it easy"

Jose Davila (MEX) - Techno Boys

"We took part in rowing and raft building activities"

Valentina Serigos (ARG) - Techno Girls

"We went to the street markets at night, I phoned my dad before I tried anything!"

Josefina Roder (PER) - Techno Girls

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"I had a physical training session with my coach and then we went to MacDonalds"

Harald Faeste (NOR) - Byte Boys

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"I went to Birdworld, all the animals from the Madagascar movie are so cool!"

Sara Piasecka (POL) - Byte Girls

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"Other than sailing, I enjoy field hockey, snow boarding and watersports"

Sarah Douglas (CAN) - Byte Girls

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"To be representing Aruba in the first YOG ever is an amazing feeling"

Nicole van der Velden (ARU) - Byte Girls

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"It's very good to see him here" (Jacques Rogge)

Maxime Labat (FRA) - Techno Boys

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"It is a really good organisation, so many nice people, once in a lifetime you can do this"

Andrea Vanhoorne (BEL) - Techno Girls

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"I did not know what to say, it's a great honour to meet him" (Jacques Rogge)

Niki Blasser (FIN) - Byte Girls

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"I enjoy cooking and playing the piano"

Constanze Stoltz (GER) - Byte Girls

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"The other sports I am interested in include snow skiing, water skiing and fishing"

Sebastian Schneiter (SUI - Byte Boys

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"I enjoy the contrast sailing provides to my winter sports activities"

Karrle Tapper (FIN) - Byte Boys

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"It is a relief to get out on the ocean here, I really like it here"

Alexandra Rayroux (SUI) - Byte Girls

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"I got a new laptop to relax in between competitions, I have been playing FIFA Soccer at the second highest level"

Lara Vadlau (AUT) - Byte Girls

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"It was an honour to have the IOC president here, he's a sailor and they always have a good voice on the Olympic Committee"

Florian Haufe (GER) - Byte Boys

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"People are shocked because we live nowhere near the sea"

Kieran Martin (GBR) - Techno Boys

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"I want to do everything, make friends, compete and do my best"

Audrey Yong (SIN) - Techno Girls

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"Just relax and take it easy!"

Michael Chun Leung Cheng (HKG) - Techno Boys

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"In Ukraine it is not so hot but also not so wet!"

Sofia Larcheva (UKR) - Byte Girls

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"I like windsurfing because of the high speeds"

Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) - Techno Girls

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"I will scream if I win gold"

Naomi Cohen (ISR) - Techno Girls

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"I like the music (at the beach) it is nice"

Just van Aanholt (AHO) - Byte Boys

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Supakon Pongwichean (THA) - Byte Boys

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"To be good at sailing you do not just have to be good at one thing."

Celine Carlsen (DEN) - Byte Girls

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"Of the sights I have seen in the city I like the Merlion""

Zili Wang (CHN) - Byte Boys

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"My favourite sport on TV is Soccer, Manchester United is my team"

Daiya Kuramochi (JPN) - Techno Boys

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"I like drum and base, I chill out on it"

Jack Collinson (NZL) - Byte Boys

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"Just relax and take it easy."

Ka Kei Man (HKG) - Techno Girls

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"I'm one of the youngest and smallest sailors here so I like the light winds"

Lara Granier (KEN) - Byte Girls

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"I sail a Laser in Rimini but when I heard about these Games I started to sail the Byte"

Matilde Simoncini (SMR) - Byte Girls

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"I play Japanese music on my ipod when I'm at the village"

Shiori Yuri (JPN) - Techno Girls

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"The Athletes' Village is really good to meet all the other athletes"

Pinar Kaynar (TUR) - Byte Girls

"I am here to help the sailors, I am in Brazil's National Windsurfer Team and I hope to sail in the Games in Rio in 2016."

Youth Ambassador (BRA)

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