The Ministry of Sports, Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee and different sports federations on Monday, June 1, began a week to commemorate the athletes who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
June is usually a busy month for the Rwandan sports fraternity as federations in various sports organise Genocide Memorial Tournaments (GMT) in honour of the hundreds of slain sportsmen and women who were affiliated to the respective sports.
The week started with the Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, and other officials from the ministry and the Olympic committee as well as members of different sports federations visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, in Gisozi, Gasabo District.
Minister Munyangaju lays a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday, June 1.
Football, volleyball and basketball are among the sports that were hugely devastated by the genocide during which over one million lives perished in just 100 days.