Children enjoy Olympic Day with Jordan Olympic Committee
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) celebrated Olympic Day today with the Kingdom’s national sporting federations welcoming hundreds of youngsters to a ‘sports open day’ at Amman’s Al Hussein Youth City.
With a clear message to ‘Discover Sport’, children had the opportunity to try out new sports and celebrate the Olympic values as well as the JOC’s own Living Sport programme which promotes the important role that sport and healthy living should play in the lives of all Jordanians.
The day started with a symbolic walk through Al Hussein Youth City before reaching the ‘Discover Sport Village’ which was officially opened to the public by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the JOC, and hosted by the National Federations.
Lana Al Jaghbeer, JOC Secretary General, said: “Olympic Day celebrations in Jordan are always very special. We at the Jordan Olympic Committee truly believe in the benefits of sport and healthy living. I am delighted to see more and more young men, women and children get active and try out new sports.”
Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 and is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. The JOC and its 32 national sporting federations promoted fitness, well-being, culture, education, and the Olympic values: excellence, friendship and respect, on August 17, due to the overlap with the Holy Month of Ramadan.