People joined Olympic Day 2016 (Photo: VOV)

The Olympic Day will be a practical activity to promote the movement "All people exercise sports following great Uncle Ho’s example", mark the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the sports sector and 86th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

This activity will become an annual community sport event to enhance the sporting spirit and human stature of the country in general and of Ho Chi Minh City in particular.

The Olympic Day has been organized annually since 2015 to raise awareness about the role and effects of physical and sports exercise in protecting and improving health, improving the quality of life of the people, building a healthy lifestyle and cultural environment, contributing to consolidating the all-people's solidarity bloc.

Mr. Nguyen Hung, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports, said that about 5,000 residents in District 1 will participate in the Olympic Day on the Nguyen Hue Walking Street, including officials, soldiers in armed forces, students, youth, teenagers, civil servants, workers and the elderly.

In addition, the participants will also enjoy and join special cultural and sports activities in association with sporting spirit of the event.

Apart from the Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the Olympic Day will also be organized in other places across Ho Chi Minh City and it will be participated by over 40,000 people from 48 units and 23 districts throughout the city./.