Hundreds of Trinidad and Tobago youth got a taste of the Olympic Spirit on Friday June 22, as the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) staged its annual Olympic Day celebrations.
The children, drawn from across T&T, descended on Woodford Square in Port of Spain which was transformed into a mini sporting village. 0ne hundred children came across from the sister Isle of Tobago courtesy the Tobago House of Assembly.
Under the international theme of ‘Move, Learn Discover’, participants relished the opportunity to try a new sport, while being exposed in the process to the key values of the Olympic Movement – Excellence, Friendship and Respect.
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Senior Administration Officer, Lovie Santana, said
‘’For the first time the TTOC celebrated the Olympic Day at Woodford Square, Port of Spain and it was a success. The turnout was excellent. “
Participants, had an enjoyable day, the highlight of the day for the children was meet and speaking with Commonwealth Sprint champion Michelle Lee-Ahye.
Over 200 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) worldwide join in marking Olympic Day, which is traditionally celebrated on June 23rd to commemorate the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)– 23RD June 1894.