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Jordan unites to celebrate Olympic Day

By JT - Aug 17,2015 - Last updated at Aug 17,2015

AMMAN — The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) celebrated Olympic Day on Monday with the Kingdom’s national sporting federations welcoming hundreds of youngsters to a “sports open day” at Amman’s Al Hussein Youth City, according to a statement by the JOC News Service.

With a clear message to “Discover Sport” children had the opportunity to try out new sports and celebrate the Olympic values as well as the JOC’s own Living Sport programme which promotes the important role that sport and healthy living should play in the lives of all Jordanians.

The day started with a symbolic walk through Al Hussein Youth City before reaching the “Discover Sport Village” which was officially opened to the public by HRH Prince Feisal, JOC president, and hosted by the national federations. Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 and is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries.

Due to the overlap with the Holy Month of Ramadan the JOC and its 32 national sporting federations promoted fitness, well-being, culture, education and the Olympic values, excellence, friendship and respect on August 17 instead.

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