Local youth introduced to Olympic values | Western Cape Government


Local youth introduced to Olympic values

2 October 2018

On Saturday, 29 September 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with the Cape Town Sport Council hosted the Olympic Day at the Greens Sports Ground in Manenberg.

The Olympic Day is aligned to the International Olympic Commitee’s (IOC’s) global youth strategy of maintaining people’s interest in sport, encouraging them to practise sport and promoting the Olympic values.

A group of 300 learners from the five schools that attended the Olympic Roadshows in the Metro District got the opportunity to participate in Volleyball, Baseball, Judo, Physical Disable sports, Wrestling, Fencing and Boxing. The schools involved were Rio Grande, Linge, Nomsa Maphongwana, Morgenson and Mokone primary schools.

Cape Town Sport Council chairperson, Elton Davids, welcomed the learners and federations and echoed the values of the Olympic Games. Fencing athlete Kesia Mathews, who is ranked first in the world for the under 20 category, read the Olympic oath and lit the torch to begin the games.

Let us continue supporting the youth in their endeavours to combat social ills through sport and recreation in the Western Cape, BETTER TOGETHER.

Media Enquiries: 

Dr Tania Colyn
Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9877 / 076 093 4913
E-mail: Tania.Colyn@westerncape.gov.za