Jordan has celebrated 100 days to go until the Tokyo Olympic Games by launching a campaign to build excitement towards the event that has been carried over from last year.
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has kicked-off its “100 Olympic Facts” campaign to raise awareness about the Olympic Movement and to highlight the achievements made by Jordanian and Arab athletes.
The JOC will release a fact every single day on its social media channels until the Opening Ceremony on July 23, when over 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees will gather in the Japanese capital for the greatest show on earth.
“The International Olympic Committee and our friends in Japan have done an admirable job to reschedule everything from last year to this summer, given the incredible challenges that Covid-19 has presented,” said Nasser Majali, JOC Secretary General.
“Our campaign aims to educate our followers about the Olympic Movement and the modern Olympic Games which started in Athens in 1896.”
Majali paid tribute to the Local Organising Committee which is working hard to host the Games in a safe environment, saying that the Games will be a source of inspiration for the whole world.
Five Jordanian boxers - Hussein Ishaish, Ziad Ishaish, Obadah Al Kesbeh, Mohammad Al Wadi and Udai Hindawi - have all qualified for Tokyo along with Equestrian star, Ibrahim Bisharat, who has qualified for his fourth Games.
“After a tough year, I wish our remaining athletes that are hoping to qualify all the very best and encourage them to keep training hard to make us proud,” said Majali.
At the last Olympic Games, Jordan secured its first ever medal when Taekwondo legend, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, won gold in the 67kg category.