The 1st Redeemer’s International Sports Festival took place between May 31st and 7th June, 2008, at the M.K.O. Abiola Stadium Abeokuta, Sagamu Township Stadium and the Redemption Camp. The opening and closing ceremonies held in Abeokuta.
Apart from ATHLETICS, BASKETBALL, TABLE TENNIS and TENNIS, FOOTBALL for the BLIND and DEAF, featured conspicuously, during the Sports Festival.
Lagos State one, Ebute-Meta, emerged overall winners of the Festival.
THE THEME: “…MORE THAN GOLD”
This positioning statement is being developed to create the central subject of discussion before, during and after the Festival.
The statement is backed up as follows:
- It is pregnant, creating an atmosphere of anticipation.
- Generates powerful suspense and lots of questions.
- Open to multiple interpretations.
- Positive, building, renewing and encouraging, in line with current global sports renaissance.
- It conjures a massive challenge to all sports persons aspiring for stardom.
- It has a divine and universal significance.
- It will hit its climax during the Festival, especially when athletes win prizes, only to be reminded that there is something else, better, than the laurels.
The Unveiling of the gigantic Trophy took place at the office of the General Overseer. In attendance were the National Overseer, The AGO Admin and the Financial Controller. The General Overseer said a word of prayer before unveiling the Trophy Officially
The Celebration Touch is our own version of the Olympic Torch introduced into the modern Olympics at the 1928 Amsterdam Games – precisely 90 years ago.
Whereas, the Olympic Torch symbolizes the seven values of the Olympic Games namely – Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality, which are core values needed for the peaceful co-existence of the human race.
The Celebration Torch has SEVEEN FLAMES, each representing a decade of our own invaluable and incalculable MGO’s life on earth. But, more significantly, the SEVEN FLAMES symbolizes the seven SPIRITS OF GOD and seven STARS. (Rev. 3:1 – 6)
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