‘Run for Sports & Peace’

ITANAGAR, Jun 22: To mark the International Olympic Day (June 23), the Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) is organizing a marathon race with the theme “Run for Sports & Peace”.

A number of national & international athletes and sports enthusiasts, including school-going children are expected to take part in the marathon being conducted from the Chimpu Govt Secondary School playground to Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar.

Moreover, felicitation of 112 winners of various sports events during the year 2021-22 including the coaches of various sports disciplines and signing of MoU with RGU as the nodal consultant of AOA at the RGU campus will be the part of the daylong celebration of International Olympic Day 2022, an AOA release said.

The International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 every year to commemorate the birth of modern Olympic Games. The Day aims to promote the participation of people - irrespective of age, gender, caste or religion - in games and sports across the world. It encourages people to perform physical exercises.

The purpose of the Olympic movement was always to promote peace through sports.