As part of its journey to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, the French Embassy in Fiji together with support from ONOC and FASANOC organized the “Terre De Juex 2024” Fiji leg Relay today.
As part of its journey to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, the French Embassy in Fiji together with support from Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) organized the “Terre De Juex 2024” Fiji leg Relay today.
The “Terre De Juex 2024” Relay is to promote the Olympic Games for the whole of France by allowing all territories, actors of the sport movement and embassies to be actors of the Games, starting now.
The three pillars of the celebration are Legacy – to accelerate the Paris 2024 legacy programmes, Celebration – share the magic and the emotions of the Games widely and Engagement – Create value for the sports movement to celebrate to strengthen the place of sport in society.
“This is the first worldwide event for Paris 2024 by celebrating 24 hours of sport around the world. As you know that France is the host country of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and this is the beginning of the road to Paris," said French Embassy Communications Officer Ana Ravulo.
Ms Ravulo said the Embassy has events planned leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games that will unfold slowly throughout the year and the years to come.
For 24 hours, each embassy and overseas territory will organize a one-hour race on a dedicated route from 9am to 10am (local time). Once they have completed their race, each of them will pass the baton to the entities located in the next time zone who will carry out their race and so on for 24 hours. The hand over will be organized through social media.
Fiji will be the first country to start off the Relay at 9am by organizing a physical activity which involves athletes, sports personalities, French Embassy staff and French Companies operating in Fiji and then hand over to Australia at 10am.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was created by the United Nations General Assembly in August 2013 and supported by the International Olympic Committee from April 6, 2014. The IDSDP White Card campaign, aims to encourage peace, unity and social integration through sport and is commemorated each year by sporting organisations in a bid to recognise the positive role sport and physical activity can play in communities and people’s lives across the world.
It commemorates the date of the inauguration of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
Those in the sporting world are asked to hold up a white card, which is designed to symbolise a message of hope and solidarity.
FASANOC is encouraging everyone to participate in the #WhiteCard digital social media campaign by sharing #WhiteCard photos along with stories.
FASANOC CEO Lorraine Mar said this is a great way to start our focus on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. We all know what sports has done for Fiji for unity and social integration and we look forward to Team Fiji’s Road to Paris. We thank the French Embassy for this collaboration.