I Love Sports – KIDS’ Athletics is a joint program organized by Hellenic Olympic Committee and the IOTC together with the Ministry of Education, and the Hellenic Athletics Federation. The program has been designed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and it is held at the Panathenaikon Stadium.
It aims to bring children of primary school age into contact with classic athleticism, to foster their involvement in it, and to emphasize the multiple benefits obtainable through sport.
The program is designed to popularize the sports of classical athletics among children through a combination of various team sport activities in the form of a game: the "Team event for children".
It consists of a set of motor and functional skills tailored to the needs of children according to their age. It includes three groups of sports:
a) track events
b) throwing events
c) jumping events
and is aimed at three age groups :7-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-12 years.
At the end of the programme both the effort and participation of all children is rewarded and they are awarded a certificate.
Both effort and participation of the children are awarded. Children are awarded with a Certificate and hats with the logo of Olympic Truce are distributed.
A personal audio guide is at the disposal of students visiting the stadium and gives them the opportunity to learn all about the stadium, the Olympic Games and Olympic Truce.