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Bahamas Olympic Committee to celebrate Olympic Day with Fun Run /Walk

6/9/2010 7:35:00 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Olympic Association will celebrate Olympic Day with an Olympic Day Fun Run/Walk. The event was announced at a press conference at The Ministry of Youth and Culture on Monday, June 7.

In attendance was the Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth and Culture, Wellington Miller, President of the Bahamas Olympic Association and Romell Knowles, Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretrary General.

Olympic Day is celebrated around the world in honour of the foundation of the International Olympic Committee and the re-establishment of the Olympic-Games, which took place on June 23, 1894.

“It is a special day to come together, move together and learn about the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect,” said Mr. Miller.

He explained that the Bahamas Olympic Committee is using this opportunity to share the Olympic spirit with people of all ages.

“This is an opportunity for exercise and for the fellowship of coming out to walk or run,” Mr. Miller said. “It is also an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Olympic-Games, which is that we must always try to give the best of ourselves.”

He urged the public to participate in this year’s Fun Run /Walk.

The International theme of Olympic Day is “Move, learn and discover”. The local theme is “Move”.

The Olympic Fun Day Run /Walk will be held on Saturday, June 19. It will begin at Montagu Beach, on to Shirley Street, to Church Street, over the new Paradise Island Bridge, to the golf course, over the old Paradise Island Bridge returning to Montagu Beach.

The Bahamas has been celebrating Olympic Day for the past 24 years.
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