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Record number of students kick off fifth Mini Olympics 

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A total of 570 primary school students from Los Realejos took part in a new record editon of the fifth Mini Olympics.

The inaugural day of the season was celebrated with the participation of 250 boys and girls in the field trials at the Basilio Labrador Sports Complex, in the modalities of basketball, handball and volleyball.

There will be two more appointments throughout the course at the Municipal Pool and at the Estadio Ivan Ramallo with swimming and athletics events, respectively.

The young athletes were received by the councillors of education and sports, Sandra Perez and Benito Devora, respectively, as well as municipal technicians of the area, sports monitors from various schools and the corresponding teachers from the ten centres.

The Mayor of Los Realejos, Manuel Domínguez said he viewed the day as “one of the most beautiful of the year” as it brought together children from across the area and promoted a healthy lifestyle and habits through physical activity.

In this first phase of the Mini Olympics, handball winners were CEIP Mencey Bentor of La Cruz Santa, in basketball Colegio Pureza de María and in volleyball, CEIP Pérez Zamora.