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Jul 4, 2019

What’s Happening this Sunday for Olympic Day

Allan Sharp

This Sunday at the B.T.L. Park in Belize City, the Belize Olympic Committee is bringing together all its member federations and associations to put off an Olympic Day. Held under the theme, “Move, Learn and Discover,” it’s an opportunity for Belizeans to know more about the various sporting disciplines that are currently practiced in the country. Secretary General of the Olympic Committee says that the activities will incorporate the annual Olympic Day Run.

 

Allan Sharp, Secretary General, Belize Olympic Committee

“For the first time in years, we are going to have a full day of sports. So basically instead of having the normal Olympic Day Run, we will have sixteen national federations out here on Sunday that will be demonstrating their sport and also having the public participate in their sport, try their sport. The whole theme for Olympic Day is to “Move Learn and Discover.” Move, we want the public to move, get moving and get more active and we want them to Learn the role that sports play in the society and finally, Discover; learn a new sport, try different sport. All activities start at one; you don’t have to register for the activities done by the federations; that’s a display and you can try that out. We’ll also have some fun games, some traditional games like sack race, hoola hoop, lime and spoon, skipping; that’s gonna be right here behind me. That again is to try and get people active in the fun activities. We’ll have some interesting sports that people don’t normally see like fencing—where you have the sword and people dressed up. We’ll have judo, karate, bodybuilding, tennis, table tennis, rugby—a lot of people don’t even know what rugby is—and we have the guys from rugby seven will be here. Football, volleyball, basketball of course will also be here. Cycling will be here. So there’s a lot of things happening and a lot of different sports for everybody to try.”

 

The event starts at one o’clock in the afternoon and ends at five p.m.


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