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Press Release: GNOC organises 22nd Edition of May Day Mass Sports

Apr 17, 2012, 2:49 PM

This year the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) will join all categories of workers in The Gambia to commemorate Labor Day and celebrate the 22nd Edition of May Day Mass Sports at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

This year`s celebration will commence from Saturday, 28th April 2012.  Volleyball competitions as a prelude to the May Day Mass Sports. The May Day Mass Sports will showcase the traditional track and field events with fun games in the following areas:

Sprint Runs                                                                   Women & Men

Sack Race                                                                    Men

60 meter 3-Legged Race                                                Women

Team Relays                                                                 Men & Women

Late for Work Race                                                        Women

Musical chairs                                                               Men & Women

Tug of war,                                                                    Men &Women

Creasy Pole                                                                  Men& Women

Pillow Fight                                                                   Men

60m Potato Race                                                          Women

Cabinet Ministers` Walk Race

Heads of Institutions Walk Race

To date quite a good number of companies have registered to participate in the Mass Sports and many more are expected to register before 25th April 2012. As part of the sports decentralization drive, the GNOC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youths and Sports, has been engaged in countrywide consultation with the May Day Sports Coordination Committees under the auspices of Regional Governors across the country in a bid to ensure that the Day is equally celebrated for all workers in the economy.