NOC announces date for Olympic Day celebrations

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The Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced that the annual Olympic Day celebration will take place across the country on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

The NOC announced this on Friday in a statement signed by its public relations officer, Tony Nezianya.
Olympic Day is a global event that commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Movement, founded by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894.

This year’s celebration holds special significance as it precedes the much-awaited 2024 Olympic Games in Paris where Nigerian athletes will compete and inspire the world with their achievements.

“Olympic Day is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to experience the magic of the Olympic Games in their own communities,” said NOC Secretary General Babatunde Popoola.

“It is an ideal platform to highlight the benefits of physical activity and the Olympic values ​​of excellence, friendship and respect.”

The NOC has received positive responses from various states and stakeholders and preparations for the nationwide celebration are in full swing.

States such as Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Lagos, Kogi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Federal Capital Territory, Kano, Kwara, Taraba, Imo, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers, Nasarawa and Osun have already indicated their plans to organize activities for the event.

“Olympic Day is a special day to come together, move together and learn about the Olympic values,” said Abdul Ibrahim, chairman of the NOC Sport For All Commission.

“We encourage everyone to participate and experience the joy that only sport can bring.”