Kids aged between 3 and 10 years whether they sports enthusiasts or not can now share the special Olympic feeling in the air and learn exciting fun facts about the games.
This August, Pay Tv StarTimes has introduced a new kids programme that aims at immersing them to the summer games history to entrench the key theme of friendship, peace and unity from a tender age.
Dubbed discover the Olympic, the new show will help kids learn the rules of the different Olympic sports through two animated friends, Cecile and Pepo.
The target audience will watch the most popular Olympic sports and learn a little about the basic rules.
This year’s events are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
StarTimes will air the new programme daily on Jim Jam till the closing day of the event in double bills at 10:50, 13:50, 17:00, 20:05 & 01:35 Central European Time (CET).
This is a two hour difference for Kenyan audiences meaning a 10.AM programme CET will be around 12 East African Time.
Channel ID: DTT 360 / DTH 303
Did you know the Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) highlights activity of the Olympic movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games?
Olympic Games were previously held after every four years until 1992, when the Switzerland based International Olympic Committee decided to hold Games every two years.
The changes were strategically chosen to fix more games dependent on different weather conditions-the new dates alternate between summer and winter.
• The 2016 Rio Games are the first Olympics to be held in South America – and just the third to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
• There are 306 Olympic events across 28 sports.
• There are 6225 male athletes competing at the Rio Games and 5137 female athletes.
• Organisers will prepare 60,000 meals per day to feed the athletes.