Support fun day, support olympic preparation

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:22 PM

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ST GEORGE’S, June 15, 2011 – The Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) will be staging the International Olympic Day Run and Fun Day on Sunday June 26, 2011 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The activities include a Fun Run from the Grand Anse Roundabout (Wall Street) to the Maurice Bishop International Airport and returning to the Morne Rouge Playing Field. The run starts at 3:30 p.m. There will also be games for the children including bouncing castle and face painting.

The Olympic Day Run was first launched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1987 with a view to encouraging all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to celebrate 'Olympic Day' – the anniversary of the founding of the IOC on 23 June 1894.

The Olympic Day Run concept was originally proposed by the IOC's Sport for All Commission, whose specific aim is to encourage mass participation in sport. 

The Olympic Day Run started in Grenada in 1996 with the aim of encouraging participation in sports and a healthy and active lifestyle for all. 

All National Associations, Schools and interested persons are invited to participate. Entry is free with the first 200 registrants receiving an Olympic Day Run T-shirt and all finishers will receive a certificate as provided by the IOC.

GOC’s General Secretary, Veda Bruno-Victor said the run will be Grenada’s contribution to the worldwide annual celebration of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Day.

“The GOC is encouraging everyone to participate in this activity where you could run, jog or walk and also support the ideals of the Olympic movement,” she said.

“This is also an opportunity to show your support for “On the Road to the Podium for 2012” campaign”.

The GOC recently launched its Olympic campaign to raise awareness of the preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games which includes a budget of approximately EC$500,000.00.

 For further information please contact:

The Grenada Olympic Committee

Woolwich Road

St. George's

Telephone: 435-3015

Fax: 440-9717

E-mail:  grnoc@spiceisle.com





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