Cape Town - With around five months - and exactly six months - to go before Rio
Olympics and Paralympics swing into action respectively, the South
African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) launched an
exciting campaign named ‘TeamSA Rise’ in Johannesburg on Monday.
The #teamSArise viral campaign is aimed at supporting South Africa’s
Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they make their final preparations to
represent the nation at the biggest international sporting events. The
campaign will feature on the social media platforms of Twitter, Facebook
and YouTube and all South Africans are urged to join in the
conversation and support TeamSA as they continue with their journey to
Commuters travelling between Pretoria and Johannesburg spotted a
banner (see banner below) that has been erected at Waterfall City in Midrand asking all to
#RISE and this has created lots of excitement. Twitter was abuzz on
Monday morning with people tweeting and retweeting about this
Says SASCOC CEO, Mr Tubby Reddy: ‘In recent times South African
citizens have been chanting songs ending with the phrase "... must fall’,
but our late icon Nelson Mandela alluded to sport as having the power to
change the world. The excitement continues to mount as our road to Rio
destination draws closer, and we truly believe TeamSA will rise and do
us proud as a nation.’
Supporting Reddy’s call for support, SASCOC president Mr Gideon Sam
said: ‘The Road To Rio 2016 Campaign that started immediately after the
London 2012 Olympic Games is now entering the final stretch.
‘To intensify the Rio 2016 Campaign, we are now launching the TeamSA
Rise Campaign. Simply put, this is our way of raising awareness about
the Games, our athletes and the sponsors who support our TeamSA to Rio.
‘We know that the SA public are ready to support the team as we get
ever closer to the Games by meeting and getting to know our athletes.
Through this campaign we will show SA why we think 10 medals for this
campaign is achievable! Team SA will rise in Rio but to do that we need
the support of all South Africans.’
Join us and support TeamSA on:
Facebook: Team South Africa