Olympics come to Merrion Square

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Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague launches Dublin City Street Olympics 2011 on 27th July in Merrion Square between 6pm and 9pm. Dublin City Council in partnership with the CDYSB (City of Dublin Youth Service Board) and 5 of Ireland’s sporting bodies (FAI, Volleyball Ireland, Rowing Ireland, IABA and AAI) have come together to make this pilot project a reality. It is aimed at young people between 14 and 17 years old.

“This event promises to be one of the highlights of the sporting year for young people. It is a pilot project so it is aimed to challenge the boundaries of what can be achieved so that a full scale event next year will rival any sporting event in the country for 2012. I encourage all young people between the ages of 14 and 17 to come along and take part in the activities.” says Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague.

There will be sporting activities like street striker, spikeball, timed sprints and hurdles, speed and agility boxing tests in a full size boxing ring. Relay rowing races using fitness rowing machines, a laptop and a big screen to simulate a river race will be available. There will also be demonstrations of Judo, Taekwondo and fencing.