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Gambia to commemorate Olympic Day on Saturday

Jul 12, 2016, 1:31 PM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

Barely three weeks before the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) in collaboration with Olympafrica Center at Serekunda East, will join the Olympic Movement worldwide to commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic on Saturday 16 July 2016 starting from 09.00am.

The Olympic Day Commemoration has been a firm pillar for the celebration throughout the world and it is the biggest mass sport in the world organised to commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic Movement (IOC) by Pierre De Coubertin.

It is a great opportunity for people around the world to experience the Olympic values and live the Olympic experience outside Games times.

In The Gambia, the celebration to be held at the OlympAfrica Center in Serekunda East will be held in daylong sports activities such as 5km and 3km road races for boys and girls respectively as well as volleyball and tug-of-war for Lower and Upper Basic schools.

Gambia’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and first vice president of GNOC, Miss Beatrice Allen, will deliver the message from IOC president Thomas Bach to the participants.

The commemoration is expected to be attended by GNOC’s executive committee, national sports associations affiliated to GNOC, parents, teachers and students of all participating schools.

At the end of the programme certificates will be presented to all participants.