Celebrating Olympic Day 2024: Chilean Olympic Committee Hosts Sports Workshops for Children

Celebrating Olympic Day 2024: Chilean Olympic Committee Hosts Sports Workshops for Children

He Chilean Olympic Committee commemorated Olympic Day 2024 with more than 200 children in the “Marlene Ahrens” Olympic Training Center.

The minors, coming mainly from educational establishments of Cerro Navia and Renca, they participated in sports workshops 3×3 basketball, breaking, handball, table tennis, karate, badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, golf, field hockey and rugby.

Various authorities were present at the activity, such as the president of the Chilean Olympic Committee, Miguel Angel Mujica; the Minister of Sports, Jaime Pizarro; the national director of the IND, Israel Castroand the mayor of Ñuñoa, Emilia Rios.

Through the various sports stations, we sought to promote through coaches and athletes of the Team Chile the values ​​of Olympism, especially areas such as discipline, respect and fair play.

The president of the COCh valued the event, especially the role that families play in Chilean sport.

“This is a day of celebration, which is for children and young people, so that they understand that sport is a tool that will serve them for their entire life formation and health.d. Without a doubt, families play a key role. For example, An important part of the successes we had in the Pan American Games was due to the attendance of families at all the venues.. Next Friday, July 26, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games begin, so that families can follow them, not only the Chilean athletes, but also so that they understand the meaning of the Olympic values ​​expressed in said event,” he said.

In turn, Minister Jaime Pizarro highlighted that sport is a space for social gathering. “This is a clear demonstration that people want to join sports activity spaces, in addition to exploring new disciplines, which is very valuable. When we connect with schoolchildren, with training and development spaces with our territories, it is very attractive. “Physical activity and sport is a social space, of encounter and of joy and satisfaction that we have to continue developing from an early age.”

During the celebration of Olympic Day, the authorities also addressed the relevance of urban sports, especially as sports disciplines necessary to connect with new generations of athletes.

“The International Olympic Committee has already included an important part of what they call urban sports. AThis is key because sport is not only subject to a sports venue, but you have to adapt. That is why new sports such as climbing, skateboarding and breaking have been added. We have great athletes in those disciplines. “This is very relevant to understand that sport has to look towards the social, what the neighborhood is,” added Mujica, the highest authority of national Olympicism.

2024-06-24 17:41:02
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