Olympic Day Celebration : The national sporting movement "moved" for a better world
It was at Mamadou Konaté Stadium in N'Tominkorobougou that the National Olympic and Sporting Committee of Mali (NOSCM) celebrated on saterday, June 25, the 2022 Olympic Day edition ( June 23 of each year). NOSCM's President Habib SISSOKO was represented by the First Vice-President of the Executive Board, SANGARE Aminata KEITA. She was with the Mayor of Commune III of Bamako District; some members of NOSCM Executive Board; the Representative of Moov Africa Malitel; the national federation presidents ; and many others guests.
"MoveForPeace!“ Is this year chosen theme, by the National Olympic and Sporting Committee of Mali (NOSCM) for the Olympic Day celebration, at Mamadou Konaté Stadium in N'Tominkorobougou. Our aim was to get everyone moving (regardless of age, gender, profession, etc.) to learn, move to understand, move to discover, move for a better world.
The event was marked by the parades of National Sports Federations, Military Sports Battalion, National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS), Olympians and "Ben Oumar Sy" Sports High School, follow up by martial arts demonstration (kung-fu, karate, taekwondo and aikido) and cycling… The Public Talk focused “on Olympism and Olympic values”. A criterium: 3.7 km was covered by athletes.
For Mrs SANGARE Aminata KEITA, the Olympic Day is "an opportunity to convey and share the Olympic spirit, bring the humanism of the great movement of self-fulfillment, in friendship and peace between peoples”. In relation to the topic, "Move to learn, move to understand, move to discover and move for a better world", she linked its relevance to the fact that "sport ensures physical, moral and social welfare". And also she recalled that "Olympism is the production of the best of oneself in sports competition or in life" and that sport is "initiation to peace and cohesion".
Doves were released, (as symbols of peace ) during the event. The ceremony was also marked by the awards to the winners of the running race.
Training sessions on Doping Prevention and “Sport and Peace” closed the activities of the celebration.