2017 Olympic Day celebrations in Tunisia were organised in Hammamet on 9 July, with eight national sports federations participating: Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Shooting, Speed-Ball, Rowing, Kayak and Sailing. A workshop was also organised to popularise the IOC Olympic Values Education Programme being implemented by the NOC. A quiz was also organised to test youths on their knowledge of Olympism.
Other activities included an awareness workshop initiated by the National Environment Protection Agency, a partner of CNOT, and a cleanliness operation championed by the National Waste Management and Exploitation Agency. The event was, besides, spiced by various displays and dances and a walk in which participants like the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport, the Secretary of State for Sport, the Governor of Nabeul and the Delegate of Hammamet joined the NOC President. Members of the Executive and thousands of youths from Hammamet and its environs including the regional holiday camp organisation and other local organisations participated in the walk.
Suffice it to note that several figures of sport in Tunisia took part in the events in Hammamet, led by four-time Olympic medallist, Mohamed Gammoudi. They were all recognised for services rendered to the national sports movement.
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