The streets of Bangkok came alive to the sights and sounds of sport as the inaugural SportAccord Thailand Sports Festival entertained a packed Centara World Square.

It is the first time SportAccord has featured a Festival, taking the delegates onto the streets of Bangkok whilst at the same time engaging the local Thai people. The theme of the Festival was United Through Sport, and its mission is to make a tangible difference to the lives of children in displaced communities.

Incorporating 58 different Olympic and non-Olympic federations, the Festival is a celebration of sport as well as culture. At the Opening Ceremony, children from all over Thailand came to perform, including those from displaced families. More than 100 children participated in the hour-long opening ceremony, and performances included songs from a displaced children’s choir, cheerleading and gymnastics squads and a traditional muay boran presentation.

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