The Tokyo Olympics are just some weeks away, however the celebration will start this week in Irving.
Irving will host its first-ever Olympic Day, with cricket and water polo demonstrations, archery, desk tennis tournaments, boxing and extra.
Festivities start Thursday with a gap ceremony and symbolic torch lighting after which lengthen into the weekend.
Right here’s a listing of occasions:
- Opening Ceremony and symbolic torch lighting, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Levy Occasion Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Ray Cerda, an Olympic torch bearer for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, will mild the symbolic torch. Cerda was a proficient highschool soccer participant when a automobile accident left him a quadriplegic. He went on the compete as a para-athlete in observe at The College of Texas at Arlington after which served for greater than twenty years because the director of parks and recreation in Irving.
- Boxing match, 7 p.m. at Irving Police Athletic League, 1550 Rock Island Highway
- Skateboarding exhibition, 6-8 p.m., Vigorous Skate Park, 909 N. O’Connor Highway
- Water polo exhibition, 6-8 p.m., North Lake School Natatorium, 5001 N MacArthur Blvd.
- Cricket demonstrations, 11th of September a.m. at Riverside Multifields, 8954 Riverside Drive
- Levy Discipline Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Levy Occasion Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Occasions and demonstrations will embrace archery, bocce ball and a soccer clinic.
- Desk tennis match for ages 13 to 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Senter Park Recreation Heart, 901 Heart Highway. Registration is $10.
- Olympic Enjoyable Run, 5K and 10K races, 6:40 a.m., round Las Colinas and Lake Carolyn. Registration is $15 to $40.
Olympic Day is a worldwide annual occasion created in 1948 by the Worldwide Olympic Committee to provide individuals all over the place alternatives to take part in sports activities.
In Irving, the U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Schooling Basis is internet hosting Olympic Day with a number of companions, together with the town, Go to Irving, Irving Marathon and the Japan-America Society of Dallas Fort Value.