Inauguration of the sports village of the Gymnasiade 2018 in Marrakech
Wednesday May 02nd, 2018
The sports village of the Gymnasiade was inaugurated in this sunny afternoon of Wednesday, May 02nd, 2018.
The General Secretary of the Department of the National Education, Mr. Youssef Belqasmi, and the President of the ISF, Mr. Laurent Petrynka, accompanied with the Ambassador of France in Morocco, as well as Mr. Younes Benakki, Vice-president of the steering local committee of Gymnasiade, and the Director of the AREF of the region of Marrakech-Safi; Mr. Ahmed Karimi, chaired the official inauguration of the sports Village of Gymnasiade 2018.
Diverse activities are proposed within the village such as 9D Virtual Reality games, a life-size baby-foot, and other cultural activities. An anti-doping stand is also present with the aim of promoting and inculcating to the young athletes the educational and the fair-play values, what will contribute at the same time to the good progress of this sporting event.
In good pupils, some sportsmen and women have attended the inauguration of the sports village, young athletes came to get acquainted with the place and to discover the various stands. The excitement is already felt and some young people even took advantage of the good weather to begin their trainings. Other surprises are to be planned, in particular artistic representations of the participating countries of this historic meeting.