Olympic day – Saudi Arabia

Twenty-Five Asian hockey-playing nations are poised to celebrate Olympic Day

27 June 2016

Twenty-Five Asian hockey-playing nations are poised to celebrate Olympic Day with various activities ranging from competitions to exhibitions and seminars.

Around the world, National Olympic Associations and their members hold special celebrations to mark the Olympic Day. This is a global celebration to remember the founding of the international Olympic Committee and the modern Olympic Movement by Pierre de Coubertain in 1894. The activities on Olympic Day are coordinated by the respective National Olympic Committees, bringing together people from all walks of life regardless of gender, age and disability to promote unity and harmony.

UAE Hockey Federation organised a colourful event to celebrate the Olympic day at Asmaa Bin Alnomaan Sports Hall on 25 Jun from 9 – 12 pm. It was seen in the action from age group 12-40 players took part in the event.

Mr Atiq Juma, General Secretary of UAE HF was the chief guest along with Fahim Al Khoori, Head of Media Committee.
During the presentation ceremony, Atiq Juma and Fahim Al Khoori gave away the medals trophy and t-shirts to all participating teams and officials.

Exhibitions matches were also played between Sharjah and Dubai canters.

This year marks 122nd Anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games. Let’s cherish this moment on a grandeur scale with sporting and educational activities to observe Olympic Day.

Next stop is RIO and it is now time to support the Asian teams participating in #Rio2016.

For more information about Olympic Day, click here.

If you’re involved, make sure you use the hashtag #OlympicDay

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