04/05/2018
Official opening of the Gymnasiade

Official opening of the Gymnasiade

Official opening of the Gymnasiade with a spectacular ceremony !

Friday, May 04th, 2018

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, and on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Prince Moulay Hassan, is kept the official Opening Ceremony of the Gymnasiade 2018.

During this ceremony, the Ministry Of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific research; Saïd Amzazi, the President of the ISF, Laurent Petrynka and the General Secretary of the Department of National Education, Yousef Belqasmi, welcomed at the Big stadium of Marrakech numerous national and international personalities of the world of the education and the sport, such as Madam Nawal El Moutawakil; Ambassadress of Gymnasiade 2018, as well as all the delegations of all the participating countries, officially declaring the opening of the competitions of the 17th edition of Gymnasiade.

Young people of diverse schools of Marrakesh also answered present on this event, this with the aim of bringing their support for the national and international teams. It is thus in the very festive atmosphere that the Minister for Education of the Vocational Training, Higher education and Scientific research said to feel very « Honored and to proud ! » To host an event of such a scale, he deeply thanked the participating countries as well as the President of the ISF for his trust in our country.

The President of the ISF, in his turn, thanked His Majesty the King Mohammed VI may God Assists him, as well as all the government members, in particular the Ministry of national Education, Vocational training, Higher education and Scientific research and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, to have made a commitment in this beautiful adventure that is Gymnasiade, as well as for the hospitality of Morocco. Beyond the sportsmanship, it is also values of peace, exchange and tolerance that are also presented to the young people through this sporting event. Mr Petrynka moreover announced, in a moose of humility that: ” Morocco held and honored its promise to organize an exceptional edition ! ”

They solemnly declared open official of the 17th edition of Gymnasiade, an exceptional edition due to the number of participating countries, the numbers of registered athletes but also the number of sports represented.

The solemn opening had been preceded by a moving parade of all the participating teams and their respective flags, accompanied with the official mascot of Gymnasiade 2018. An amazing show had opened the ceremony, gathering more than 300 middle school and high school students of Marrakech united for an exceptional show as high as the event.

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