Security and enthusiasm wise,yes i agree Singapore has all those in the bag. But in terms of the grandeur and the scale of events they held every year i have to say otherwise. I am not saying its bad, its just average, everything it has done has been done before by other countries and even better in some cases. In addition the the country is already too packed to host the event, imagine this, millions of people coming down to singapore to watch the olympics, by the time they got to Singapore , the local population already packed the whole the event venues, leaving little or no place at all to spectate the event. In addition how is Singapore is certain that once they got the bid, the population will stand and watch the whole thing. Maybe for the opening ceremony but for the rest of the events , the people that are going to watch that are probably the athletes parents or friends, other than that mostly people just get on with their normal routines, and view the thing as as mostly hype that will eventually cool down. The only people that will benefit most probably in the end are the athletes and their families, and that only if they win, which is slim today,since which athlete in the world is lousy nowadays, give me one name of a professional youth athlete which is lousy in 1 second, times up , you cant ,can't you because they are barely any.
And come on what facilities Singapore will have by the end of 2010, the Singapore stadium is going to be torn down, and the indoor stadium could barely fit anything but a small parade. And wishing no offense to the Singapore sports council ,but i am saying that their choice of using the local swimming complexes, football fields,and local small stadiums doesn't exactly spell youth olympics , what were they thinking? The swimming complex although clean and well kept, is just dull compared to the Moscow's grand swimming complexes with all the state of the art facilities. Same goes to the use of normal public facilities. Imagine what goes through the minds of the viewers around the world when they see how the olympics are carried out in Singapore in the style befitting of those in a normal school, quite amateur. Using running tracks, football fields,swimming pools used daily by the community is I am afraid Singapore's biggest mistake to host the olympics, especially after the proposed torn down the national stadium, if they are not going to tear it down they would have at least have a bonus in their resume in bidding for the Olympics for having a decent facility. Furthermore thoughts of laughing at the Singapore's bid for the olympics come to mind if the advertising done for the olympics is done by the MDA , especially after their recent attempt to make it into the Hip Hop world (which fueled the phrase that Hip Hop is DEAD) Come on nobody want to see government officials rap , the public want them to perform well, but obviously they took it a bit too seriously in a wrong way.
In conclusion, in my opinion Singapore has very little chance to host the youth olympics. Moscow should have the bid since they had past experiences from hosting past olympic events and the adequate and grand facilities they have.
I frankly hope Singapore loses the bid , at least to save their face from embarrassment for trying to host the games in a style similar to its secondary schools which sucked and considered amateur . Plus there are signs that the Russian capital had a narrow lead over Singapore, and their promotions campaigns are bigger and better than those of singapore along with sporting events. They even had a bigger budget of 175 million dollars compared to Singapore's 75 million
But for the next youth olympics after that i will support Singapore.