March 18 & 19th 2011
Benjamin Bannekar Park, Washington D.C
The AIDS OLYMPICS is a collaboration of events geared to bring hope to people living with the virus, syndrome and affected advocates. This is a two day celebration of civil rights victories and medical achievements made in regards to the pandemic. We celebrate by having contestants run, walk, swim or recite poetry in competition against one another. The winners receive medallions as tribute to their success.
The event commences with the sacred burning of the "Quilt of Hope" as the ashes ascend, we say names of those who have passed during the struggle for the cure. The first day is the HIV/AIDS spoken word poetry contest and the second day consists of track and field events. The evening of the 19th is when the medals are presented to the winners. Following the medal presentation, we once again give tribute to those who have paved the way for breakthroughs in this fight, both living and passed, by presenting the 2012 quilt for the next AIDS Olympics.
Let's make this historical!
Taking competitors from all around the globe and pitting them not against each but one virus. The goal is to bring the attention of yesteryear to this year. We need the world paying attention and being educated about this virus.
Take part of this historical movement.