Pakistan celebrates International Olympic Day



ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) held an Olympic Day event to celebrate the International Olympic Day 2022 in collaboration with DHA Lahore.

Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqoob, vice-president Pakistan Olympic Association was the chief guest on the occasion while Secretary General Pakistan Olympic Association Muhammad Khalid Mehmood, Presidents / Secretaries General of affiliated Units of POA, national medalist of various sports, civil society dignitaries and residents of DHA were also participated in the event.

On the eve to celebrate Olympic Day a walk from DHA head office to the sports complex was held and an exhibition match of hockey between Olympians and youngsters was also held. The message of Thomas Bach, IOC President and Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President NOC Pakistan were also presented to the audience followed by “Digital Olympic Quiz”. 

During celebrations Col (R) Mudassar Asghar, Touqeer Dar, Dr. Tariq Aziz, Manzoor Ul Hasan Senior and. Qasim Khan also participated in the event and shared their success stories with children and students.

It said that the Olympic Day is celebrated worldwide on June 23 of each year to commemorate the birth of the Modern Olympics Games that were held in Paris back in June, 1894.

“This day is one of the key events of our annual calendar where we engage with partners for the promotion of Olympism in our community.

Thousands of people of all ages participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as fun runs, exhibitions, music, tree plantation, beach cleaning and educational seminars. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) also regularly celebrates the Olympic Day every year,” the POA said.