Public invited to celebrate the Olympics

| 03/06/2015
Cayman News Service

The CIOC has a week of events planned

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) will be hosting its annual Olympic Day celebrations 20-28 June, with several sporting events scheduled over that time.

The Olympic Day 5K run/walk will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on 27 June at 7am. This event is a favourite for runners, joggers and walkers because it is a fun, family-oriented 5K that is open to people of all ages and abilities. The event is free, with participants receiving refreshments, goodie bags and Olympic Day T-shirts, as well as automatically entered into a raffle for various prizes.

People are encouraged to register in advance. To register online go to  Olympic Day 2015. Participants can also sign in from 6am on race day.

The Cayman Islands National Sport Federations will also be hosting their own Olympic Day events. Each federation will have a mini-tournament/exhibition of their sport, which will entertain spectators and provide opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in a new sport. A full detailed list of events will be released soon.

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Every 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated worldwide, with hundreds of thousands of people, both young and old, participating in sporting activities. Over the last two decades, the event has helped to spread the Olympic ideals to every corner of the world.

For more information about Olympic Day events, go to the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee website, email CIOC or call 946-6984.

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