UncategorisedStage set for Olympic Day

September 11, 20191895

?The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) is all set to celebrate the Olympic Day today (Monday, June 23), with a packed pogramme scheduled to take place at Khalifa Park in Arad from 5pm onwards.
This five-hours event will be held to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s three pillars – Move, Learn and Discover, and is under the patronage of BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar.
The Olympic Day is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.
It will feature a variety of programmes, such as entertaining shows, a walkathon, kids games zone, exhibition on health and sport products, as well as other entertaining contests, with the aim to highlight the principles of Olympism.
The programme also includes a Military music band show, as well as a Zumba dance show, taekwondo skills exhibition, a magician show and football skills demonstration.
Around 800 certificates, allocated by the International Olympic Committee, will also be presented to the participants this year.
IOC President Thomas Bach, meanwhile, expressed pride for the increasing number of national Olympic committees and athletes from around the world joining hands to celebrate this special occasion.
“The Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894, with the ultimate goal being to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability,” he said.
“Over the last 20 years, the Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world. From 45 participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the first edition in 1987, the numbers have grown to nearly 200 participating NOCs”.