Olympic movement in Zambia commemorate “Olympic Day”
The Olympic movement in Zambia today joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 70th anniversary of “Olympic Day”.
It was a thrilling moment as over 500 children representing different schools and sport organisations jubilated and participated in football, health walk/running, fun & movement games, hockey, aerobics, and taekwondo.
The activities were led by National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) General Secretary Boniface Kambikambi, and retired track and field athlete Samuel Matete, who was 1996 Olympic Games 400m hurdles silver medalist in Atlanta.
The duo were welcomed by OYDC director Dr. Fredrick Chitangala. Others who were part of the celebrations include; NOCZ Executive Director Brenda Chipande, Handball Association of Zambia president Victor Banda, OYDC Business Development Manager Daniel Mwila, Taekwondo Association of Zambia president Likando Nangonde among others.
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.
Download photos from the Olympic Youth Development Centre facebook page.