After having success with their sport championships, the Georgia State Games and the Georgia Sports Foundation decided to create the Scholastic Sports Olympiad in 2011 in order to encourage competition and physical fitness in Georgia schools.
This program promotes physical fitness from May to August throughout the state of Georgia for elementary, middle and high school students.
The top three schools in eight different divisions ranging from elementary through high schools will be presented awards and financial grants at a ceremony at the State Capitol in late September. Schools can register at www.georgiagames.org.
Pictured here from the 2012 Olympiad are young competitors in Tae Kwon Do and Field and Track.