Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association celebrated its annual Olympic Day Run/Walk on Sunday 22nd which began and concluded at their secretariat on Redcliffe Street. This year’s International Olympic Day was observed on June 23rd.
The day began with demonstrations of Fencing and Taekwondo at 1:00p.m, after which the IOC President’s message was read by Nanjing 2014 Athletes followed by the NOC President, Hon. E. P. Chet Greene’s welcome remarks. A march pass was staged for past Youth Olympians and a presentation of limited edition NOC gold pins, specially created for our Olympians were given. The citizens of Antigua and Barbuda were also introduced to the team who participated in this year’s Games, held in Nanjing, China. The Run/Walk commenced after.
Upon return to the secretariat, prizes were awarded to the largest club/group, largest association, youngest/oldest participants and the largest school group. Refreshments were provided afterwards.
Participants took time to visit the Anti-Doping tent where Doping Control Officer William Richards sensitized the public about the dangers of doping and the notion of fair play through educational materials.
The ABOA takes this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and supports – Percival’s Enterprises Ltd, Stonewall Reloaded, Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy Ltd, Bargain Centre Supermarket Ltd, Quin Farara’s Liquor Stores, Food Brokerage Services Ltd, Premier Beverages, Nails Star/Party Land, GCS Bottling, Fitz Fresh Fruits, LIME Antigua, Harpers Office Depot, Benjamin’s Trucking, Knowles Trucking, WADADLI Events Services, Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross. Thanks to the many participants; your support and dedication were vital to the success of this event. Congratulations to the Olympic Day Chairman, Cordel Williams, Executive Members, staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event happen. We look forward to the 2015 Olympic Day celebrations!