All have been set for Sunday July 25 as the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone will be celebrating the Olympic day run in Kenema even though the Olympic Day should have been celebrated on June 23 they decided to choose this Sunday to hold the celebration .
This particular Olympic day celebration over the past years has been a success it has been celebrated in Freetown, Bo and Makeni.
That is why the executive of the NOC this year decided to take this year competition in the Eastern Part of the country in Kenema so they will have the feeling of the competition which is expected to take place in the main town of Kenema to the town field.
According to the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge in is message sent to all Olympic Committee reads:
The Modern Olympic movement was born on 23 June, 1894 at the Sorbonne University in Paris. It was at this meeting that the young Pierre de Coubertin and his supporters revived the Olympic Games and created the international Olympic Committee.
He also mentioned that people around the world celebrate Olympic Day on June 23. It is a day unlike any other holiday or national day .It belongs to no country and honors no individual it marks no battle or victory it signifies no triumph or defeat.
It is simply a day to celebrate a dream. A dream that began with young men and women who wanted the world to have an opportunity to unite in peace and to compete in friendship
The message also stated that it is a day for everyone regardless of ability to take the chance to play sport, to run or to exercise. It is a day to reflect on the meaning of the Olympic Games that is while we should always try our very best it is whether you win or lose that matters
It is how you play the game everyone wins when we treat others with dignity and respect true sportsmanship is something we can all achieve even if we cannot all be an Olympian.
Jacques Rogge said he hope that today you have the chance to learn about the Olympic movement and the Olympic Games. And whether or not believe you are naturally athletic and he would encourage you to become involved in sports
He also stated that he also believe that sport will improve your quality of life it will also help you to be fit and determined enough to deal with opportunities and difficulties it will make you feel better and bring you health and joy.