I cannot conceal my joy and pride when Singapore won its bid to host the YOG in August 2010. We have beaten giant Moscow with a score of 53-44 votes! Our dream has come true. When International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge made the historic announcement over live TV from Lausanne in Switzerland, 10 minutes past 7pm, the 5,000 odd supporters at City Hall resounded with overwhelming cheers and smiles. It was a sea of red, glittered with shinning confetti and colourful lights that heralded a new beginning for sporting Singapore. I made it to the venue barely in time to witness Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong make his congratulatory speech to the thousands of mainly students who had gathered there since 4pm. I was still in the office at 7pm when I looked down from my window to see the excited supporters waiting impatiently for the verdict. I wasted no more time and took the lift to the ground floor before sprinting towards the Padang which overlooks City Hall. It was a thrilling experience to see so many young people, mostly draped in red, with smiling faces and congratulating one another. Their reward will start a little later when they can dance through the night on the famous road that fronts City Hall.