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Cayman catches the Olympic spirit

| 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS): The annual Olympic Day celebrations have begun, to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC), events continue all this week through to 28 June with national sports federations holding various events.

On 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world offering opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people – young and old – to participate in sporting activities. Over the last two decades, the event has helped to spread the Olympic ideals all over the world.

In Cayman, each sports federation has organised a mini-tournament/exhibition, providing opportunities for young people and adults to get involved in a new sport, as well as great entertainment for spectators. Below is the schedule of events:

Monday, 23 June:

The Cayman Islands Athletic Swimming Association (CIASA) will be bringing all of its clubs together for some relays and swimming games, starting at 6pm at the Camana Bay swimming pool.

Wednesday, 24 June:

The South Sound Rugby Club will be holding a 6 vs 6 tournament for primary and high schools from 9am-12pm. This will be a round-robin tournament among St. Ignatius Catholic School (both primary and high school), Cayman Prep and High School and Prospect Primary School.

Saturday, 27 June:

The CIOC Olympic Day 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 7am. A family-oriented 5K that is open to people of all ages and abilities, the event is free, but participants need to register. Online registration is open at the Cayman Active website with a link as well on the CIOC website.

CIASA will be hosting more relays and swimming games for all its clubs, starting at 9:30am at the Lions Pool.

Sunday, 28 June:

An equestrian “Handy Jumper” team event will take place at the Cayman Riding School, from 10am-1pm.  The event will combine two courses at different heights, the first containing small cross rails and the second with obstacles to 0.65m.  The course will consist of jumping efforts as well as fun Gymkhana challenges which should provide a level playing field for all participants.

The Cayman Cycling Championships start at 7am. The races will be held at Clifton Hunter High School and Frank Sound. Participants can sign up at Winners Circle or Cayman Active. Registration costs $20 for the men’s elite (58 miles) and master’s women (38 miles) races, but is free for juniors (19 miles).

For more information about Olympic Day events visit the  CIOC website and Facebook page, or call the CIOC office at 946-6984.

 

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