Monday, 16 August 2010

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will be held on the 14 August 2010 - 26 August 2010 in 17 competition venues in Singapore.

Participants: 3,600 young athletes between 14 - 18 years of age, 5,000 young athletes and officials.

The organisational aspect: 205 National Olympic Committees, 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers and 370,000 spectators.

Highlights: 26 sports and culture & education programmes. You can find out who the athletes are here and keep updated with the results. Also join in the Celebration at Marina Bay.

If you are interested to get some exciting and fun-filled moments, get your tickets and be there early!

Friday, 13 August 2010

National Basketball League 2010

Here are some photos of basketball injuries taken by the press (Lim Chee Sen) during the National Basketball league 2010. Most of the tournament was covered by St John's Ambulance or Red Crescent volunteers with ambulances on standby for emergencies.

Another player twisted his ankle after accidentally tripping over another player's foot. He was back to play the semifinals after vigorous physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises.

This player suffered from a scalp laceration after jumping over another player and suffered from a scalp laceration from the elbow of the player. He had a 2.5 cm scalp laceration which had to be sutured at a local hospital. The coach ensured that untrained personnel were not allowed to intervene until the doctor arrived to ensure that there were no cervical spine (neck) injuries.

Laceration wounds seen just adjacent to the eyebrows due to accidental elbow defensive manouvre. Apply pressure to the wound immediately with sterile gauze to control bleeding of the wound. Once the wound stops bleeding apply an adhesive plaster to hold the edges of the laceration and send the player to the doctor.

Player caught in an awkward position during a challenge by opposing player. He suffered from a lateral ligament complex ankle sprain and was duly iced to prevent swelling and reduce pain. Keep ankle elevated while icing it and ensure that he is examined by his team doctor as soon as possible.

You can read more about the event here.