Banjul, The Gambia - June, 13, 2022 - On the 23 June each year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement at large commemorate the founding of the Modern Olympic Movement International Olympic Day.
National Olympic Committees will be organising sports, educational and or cultural activities throughout the world.
The celebration brings together people from all over the worlds to celebrate the Olympic Spirit.
Based on the theme “Move, Learn, Discover, Together for a Better World” the Gambia National Olympic Committee will today launch its activities.
This year’s celebration will include all Regions in the country.
The celebration will take the form of a five day Sports Jamboree in Athletics, Basketball 3x3, Karate, Badminton, Judo, Table tennis, Cycling, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball 4x4, and Beach Football. This Jamboree would involve young people (Schools Lower Basic, Upper Basic, Secondary, and Tertiary), National Sports Associations Clubs, and Professionals in various fields.
The event is an excellent way to encourage all people regardless of age, gender and ability to lead healthy and active lives; promote the Olympic Values; and the role of sports in our society.
In the past, sports in The Gambia may have been viewed as irrelevant to National Development. We have all realized that it was a wrong notion. Rather, sports is something that can positively contribute to a wide range of benefits, shared values, and contribute to the personal well-being of people, and the quality of life of our diverse communities.