2016 Olympic Day celebration 24th June 2016 at Matara

The Olympic walk attracted 1300 School children and 400 hockey fans

5 July 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.

The Olympic walk at Matara was organized on 24th June 2016, 1300 School children and 400 hockey fans participated in the walk.

The walk started from Sanath Jayasooriya Stadium to Uyanwatta Satdium, Matara. The school bands and local drummers and dancers lightened up the event. All the students carried special moment flags and wore white caps. Donations were given as souvenirs and a five a side tournament also took place.
The following Hockey association were part of the proceedings, Colombo Hockey Association, Kalutara Hockey Association, State Service Hockey Association, Matale Hockey Association, Wennappuwa Hockey Association, Kalutara Hockey Association, Nationalized Service Hockey Association, Ratnapura Hockey Association,  Awissawella Hockey Association, Matara Hockey Association, Galle Hockey association, Sri Lanka School Hockey Association, and Kegalle Hockey Association.

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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