By Simeon OSAJIE
Edo State Sports Commission has announced the participation of Edo State in the 2023 Olympic Day Run, holding tomorrow (Saturday, June 24) as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in the celebration of sports.
The International Olympic Day is celebrated worldwide every June 23 to encourage more and more participation regardless of age, caste, gender and social background in sporting activities and to focus on expanding opportunities in cultural, educational.
The chairman of Edo Sports Commission Olympian, Yusuf Alli confirmed the readiness of the sports commission for the global event, calling on all staff of the commission and Edo people to participate in the event which is scheduled to be flagged off by the state sports loving Deputy Governor Hon. Philip Shaibu.
This year’s Olympic Day Run is with the theme: “Let’s Move” and it aims to prompt people around the world to spare time for daily physical activities.
According to the programme of events of Edo Sports Commission, the following roads in Benin metropolis are marked as routes for the event: Stadium Road, Akenzua Road, Plymouth Road,Ring Road and Oba Market Road, as the Sports Commission boss, Yusuf Alli appealed to motorists playing the routes to be conscious and take note of the global event.
The Edo Sports Commission expects all staff and other Edo residents participating in the run to assemble at the Car Park of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin at 7:00am for takeoff at 8.00 AM.