17 Jul 2018
17 July 2018
Early in the morning of 23 June, athletes, Olympians, volunteers and officials of the NOC of Tajikistan, including Vice-President Abdullozoda Ahtam Rustam, and representatives of the Committee for Youth Affairs and Sports, gathered at the Youth Park in Dushanbe to kick off the Olympic Day 2018 celebrations, joined by around 1,000 other participants. The IOC President’s message was read by Olympic Games London 2012 bronze medallist Mavzuna Chorieva. In all, 409 sports events were held on the same day around the country, with 22,679 people taking part, 4,800 of them women. The northern province of Soughd held an international swimming competition, in which almost 500 people from the Commonwealth of Independent States (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Russia and Belarus) took part. In the eastern, western and southern provinces, competitions in several Olympic sports attracted more than 4,000 participants. More details on www.olympic.tj.