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“If I could rewind time, with the benefit of hindsight, I should have budgeted a larger amount in the first place,” he says.
“But the real question is if I knew that it was going to cost this amount, would I still have proceeded to bid for the games? The answer is a definite ‘yes’.” (BBC News, 14 Aug 2010)
– Vivian Balakrishnan,
Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports
On the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) spending which has surpassed the original estimates of $104 million by more than three times to approximately $387 million.