Barbados Olympic Association announces details of Olympic Day activities
The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) has announced details of a week of activities in the run-up to Olympic Day.
The Activity Week provides the opportunity to learn a new sport – with a multitude of National Federations giving members of the public the opportunity to engage and try out different sports throughout the week.
The second planned activity is a week-long virtual walk between June 21 and 25 where participants are encouraged to walk the longest distance possible, with prizes offered to those who make it the furthest.
In order to raise awareness of environmental issues, a tree planting activity is underway to highlight the role that this can play in reducing global warming.
Trees will be planted to recognize people who have contributed to sport in Barbados.
The culmination of the celebrations is scheduled for June 26, with the FOB hosting a virtual two-kilometer run, where participants can run with an Olympian.
The Olympians will aim to gain public support to register to run alongside them, with the Olympian with the most support being declared the winner.
A donation to a charity of the Olympian’s choice will be made, while there will also be a prize for the national federation with the highest number of participants who have completed the race.
Olympic Day was launched in 1987 by the Sport for All Commission of the International Olympic Committee and is intended as an annual global celebration of the Olympic Movement, while also acting as a means to promote sport and a healthy, active lifestyle. in general.