A successful Olympic Day Run

Monday, July 5, 2010, 12:25

The Maltese Olympic  Committee, joined the rest of the countries around the  world affiliated to the International Olympic Committee , with the celebration of Olympic Day.  Over 600 athletes and cyclists took part in the traditional run or cycle which took place at Bugibba, Qawra and Salini coastroad.

Main organiser of the event, Mr Joseph Cassar, Secretary General of the Maltese Olympic Committee emphasised  that “the atmosphere, especially at the start and finish of these events, was indeed a most happy one, and it was beautiful to see the huge colourful wave of sportsmen and women set off in a most organised manner, for their runs and cycle over the distances of 10k, 5k and 2.5 k.  It was also very nice to see many of the Maltese elite athletes who joined this event and mix with the participants.”

Mrs. Natasha Giorgio Marketing Executive for McDonalds Malta thanked all the athletes and participants who ran in this year’s event and said without these people the event would not have been possible. She also thanked the MOC and the federations for their organisational efforts and support. “The Olympic Day” is a global event that encourages community runs and walks in line with the Olympic Spirit. This event has become part of McDonald’s annual calendar of events and it aims to encourage our society to participate in local sporting activities. We’re delighted to see this event growing bigger and bigger every year.

All participants were given a  participation certificate issued by the International Olympic Committee and signed by President Jacques Rogge together with the traditional  commemorative T-Shirt and cap .

At the end of the event, the President of the Maltese Olympic Committee Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco presented special mementos to  St. Patricks A.C for having the   largest participation from a Sports Club to the  University of Malta  for having the  largest participation from an education entity to  Inspire , for having the largest participation from a sports entity as well as to Go plc for the largest participation from a Commercial entity

The Maltese Olympic Committees also recognised the collaboration of the Malta Amateur Athletics Association, the Malta Cycling Federation, the Malta Police and McDonalds, worldwide sponsors of this event for their utmost collaboration and work, to make this event a most successful one.

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