The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) will join the Olympic Movement worldwide to commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic with a road race on Saturday July 1st from 09.00am to 13.00pm, a statement from Olympic House said yesterday. The celebration will involve school children on a road race to start from the Mile Two and the Atlas Filing Station for boys and girls respectively to the Olympic House on Bertil Harding Highway at Mile 7.
Gambia’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and first Vice president of GNOC, Miss Beatrice Allen will deliver a message from IOC president, Thomas Bach to the participants.
The commemoration is expected to be attended by GNOC executive Committee, Government officials, National Sports Associations affiliated to GNOC, Parents, teachers and students of all participating Schools.
The Olympic Day Run commemoration has been a firm pillar for the celebration throughout the World and it is the biggest mass Sports in the World organized to commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic Movement (IOC) by Pierre De Coubertin.
At the end of the programme certificate will be presented to all participants.