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GNOC to celebrate Olympic Day on June 23

Jun 19, 2015, 9:09 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

On 23 June 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement around the World will be celebrating its 66th Olympic Day.

The day has been a firm pillar of the Olympic Movement, as it is the biggest Mass Sports around the world that commemorates the founding of the modern Olympic Movement (IOC) by Pierre De Coubertin (1863-1937).

The Olympic Day is a celebration for youths around the World to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.

In The Gambia, the National Olympic Committee (GNOC) will on Tuesday 23 June 2015 join the rest of the world to celebrate the Olympic Day with 3km and 5km road races for children from schools around the greater Banjul area.

Over 1000 participants are expected to take part in the celebration to be held at OlympAfrica Centre at Serekunda East Mini Stadium starting at 08:30am.

The Gambia’s IOC Member and GNOC first vice president Beatrice Allen will deliver the message from IOC President Thomas Bach at the celebration.

The celebration will also be graced by GNOC officials, National Sports Council (NSC), presidents and secretary generals of sporting associations, teachers and students of various schools, and parents will also attend to give support to their athletes.

At the end of the activities, certificates will be given to all the participants. 

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