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21 June 2012 [17:10] - Today.Az
Olympic Run Day will be held in Baku on 24th of June. National Olympic and Paralympics committees, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, and the Coca-Cola Company, which is global partner of Olympic Movement all over the word, are the organizers of this event. The main purpose of the activity is to promote Olympic movement and healthy lifestyle in Azerbaijan.
“With the organization of Olympic Run Day by Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee and The Coca-Cola Company, young participants of the event will be not only well informed about Olympic movement and its values, but also will feel inspiring atmosphere of the games themselves”, - said Chingiz Huseynov, Vice-president of National Olympic Committee.
“Traditional Olympic Run Day demonstrates the continuous support of Olympic movement by Azerbaijan. The Coca-Cola Company, in its turn, is dedicated to bringing consumers unique and memorable Olympic Games experiences and is happy for every possibility to promote healthy lifestyle in Azerbaijan. Supporting sport events and healthy life style is among main activities of the Coca-Cola Company for more than 100 years”, - said Gabil Ahmadov, market manager of the Coca-Cola Company MMC LTD.
As an organization, The Coca-Cola Company shares the Olympic Values, which embody the discovery of one’s abilities, the spirit of competition, the pursuit of excellence, a sense of fair play and the building of a better and more-peaceful world.
Celebration of the sport event that unites a lot of people of different age, gender, religion and political views around Olympic values will be held in the centre of Baku city, near park named after Samad Vurgun. The event, which is expected to gather a lot of people will start at 09:30 in the morning and will finish at 12:00 in the afternoon. After official opening, there are planned to show music bands’ and rollers’ performances as well as non-traditional sports dancing shows. By the end of the Run special games for children with disabilities and awards ceremony will be organized.
Along with ordinary citizens and representatives of the Coca-Cola Company, BP and British Embassy, former and future Olympic stars will support and participate at the event.
“Healthy mind is in healthy body! Join the activity, let’s be healthy all together!” – said Namiq Abdullayev, champion of summer Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney in wrestling, first athlete of independent Azerbaijan, who won gold Olympic medal.
“Parents told me that I was very naughty in childhood, running down the streets with boys, chasing dogs, climbing neighbors’ gardens to take some fruits and etc. Then parents decided that I should attend sport section to cool down. However, sport doesn’t only cool down, but makes character stronger. We invite you to be the part of sports, participate in Olympic Run Day”, - said Farid Mansurov, champion of summer Olympic Games 2004 in Athens in Greco-roman wrestling.
“Sport teaches us to achieve goals, we set. Be closer to sports, join Olympic Run Day”, - said Elnur Mamedli, champion of summer Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing in judo.
“The whole world should know, that Azerbaijan – is not only oil and sport achievements of individuals, but nation, interested in sports and healthy lifestyle. Lets join sport activities together”, - said Zemfira Meftakhetdinova, champion of summer Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney in stand shooting.
“Never give up especially if you think that there is nowhere to go ahead! Sport teaches us this. Olympic Run Day – is the possibility to be the part of Olympic movement even if it seemed impossible before”, - said Irada Ashumova, bronze medalist of summer Olympic Games 2004 in Athens in bullet shooting.