Wide community participation in the Olympic Day in Sur
The people and residents of the Wilayat of Sur participated in the 2022 Olympic Day activities organized by Oman Olympic Committee (OOC), represented by Oman Sports and Active Society Committee, last Friday, in cooperation with the Department of Culture, Sports and Youth in the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah.
The activities and events were held at the Sur Corniche (Khor Al-Battah) under the auspices of His Excellency Jihad bin Abdullah Al Fannah Al-Araimi, member of the Shura Council, representative of Sur, and in the presence of a number of members of Oman Sports and Active Society Committee, officials of governmental and private institutions, representatives of clubs in the governorate, and a group of citizens and residents in Sur.
The event included many sports activities, the most important of which are the walking programme, beach football, beach volleyball, bicycles and kayaks. Many people have participated including Omani women to make this sporting event a success, which is one of the basic programs that the committee is keen to organize annually because of its importance in promoting the concepts of sport in society and making it a priority in their public lives, promoting public health, spreading the culture of walking and increasing the number of its practitioners, and making exercise the values and principles of Olympic Movement.
The event also included, His Excellency Jihad Al-Araimi, the sponsor of the occasion, honoring the first-place finishers in various sports competitions, and many prizes and rewards were distributed to the participants.
OOC is keen to organize the Olympic Day in the various governorates of Oman, which is the approach that the Board of Directors always seeks to achieve by involving all citizens and residents of Oman in the activities of this day, Dhofar Governorate, Al Dhahirah Governorate, Al Batinah North Governorate, and Al Dakhiliyah Governorate.
The importance of this event lies in its embodiment of the concept of Olympic activity, the promotion of Olympic values, and the transmission of an educational and cultural message to the community about the many benefits achieved by practicing sports, whether on a personal or societal level, and making it a priority in their public life, not only in the competitive field, as well as encouraging and supporting programs that aim to Mixing sports with culture and education.
It is worth mentioning that the Olympic Day falls on the twenty-third of June of each year, which is the anniversary of the founding of the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Day was celebrated for the first time in 1948. It encourages NOCs to adopt sports, cultural, and educational initiatives such as sport as an important supporter of social issues that affect societies such as education, health promotion, disease control, encouragement and support for women’s participation in sports, environmental preservation, peace and community development.