Today at the Games: Monday, 23 June 2008

Excitement continued to grow at the Golden Jubilee Games, as more participants arrived at the Village throughout the day. Athlete orientation sessions, team practices and new encounters kept people busy, as they also learned about Kenya.

Members of the Jamat dance at the Tajikistan booth in the International Bazaar. Photo: Zahir Daya Members of the Jamat dance at the Tajikistan booth in the International Bazaar. Zahir Daya

Excitement continued to grow at the Golden Jubilee Games, as more participants arrived at the Village throughout the day. Athlete orientation sessions, team practices and new encounters kept people busy, as they also learned about Kenya.

This evening, the International Bazaar opened its doors at Stone City, providing a magnificent display of arts, culture and entertainment from Jamats around the world. Visitors could tour the world by wandering between country-themed kiosks, exploring national traditions and shopping for local crafts. Participants and members of the Jamat in Kenya were also treated to a rich cultural experience at Carnivale Ya Kenya, immersing themselves in the music and traditional dances of the host country.

Tonight as athletes and spectators made their way back to their residences, hundreds of volunteers finalised the transformation of the Aga Khan Sports Centre. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the official Opening Ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Games tomorrow morning.