Nigerians from all walks of life would join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate the Olympic Day Run on July 2, 2016 in all the states of the federation.
The Olympic Day Run is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation of sports in June and organised by National Olympic Committees, NOCs.
Head of Administration and Logistics of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Augustine Odijie, said yesterday that they have concluded plans to mobilise Nigerians to participate in the Olympic Day with special events featuring jog/walk from the National Stadium to Shitta Round about, through Adeniran Ogunsanya Drive to Bode Thomas, through Eric Moore to Abebe Village to Costain Bus Stop and back to the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Just as Nigerians pour out to ensure the positive values of the Olympic Movement – Excellence, Friendship and Respect are promoted, Nigerians in all other states would be celebrating the Olympic Day too in their states.
Former Olympian and Chairman of NOC Sports Commission, Henry Amike, who has been working tirelessly to encourage young and old alike to get involved in the Olympic Day for sport, cultural and educational activities said that they would also uphold the three pillars of Olympic Day which are Move, Learn and Discover.
”This time, we’re involving schools and their pupils knowing that tomorrow belongs to them. Starting from June 30 to July 2, art exhibitions, paintings, drama will be staged by the students and their schools under the supervision of Sports For All Officials. It’s not something to miss. You know that sports is live”, Amike a national 400m hurdles record holder said.
Amike emphasised that through these messages, sports organisations today are promoting the benefits of physical exercise, inspiring people to get active and enabling them to discover new sports while embracing the Olympic ideals regardless of ability or background.