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Olympics take place in Quincy

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- It's not exactly the international phenomenon we see every four years, but local kids came together today to hold the Olympics in their own way.

Students from four Catholic schools in Quincy, along with those from Hannibal and Mount Sterling, united at Flinn Stadium to test their mettle in track and field events.

Many of these kids even train for the competition in their PE classes.  Organizers say it's a day a lot of the children look forward to for weeks.

"They talk about it. Yes, absolutely," said Cindy Venvertloh, Assistant Principal of St. Peter's. They get very excited--they can't wait until this day comes. They pray that it doesn't rain. We do have a rain date scheduled, but thank God, we didn't have to worry about today. It's so beautiful out."

Olympic Day has been held since 1993.  Students from Quincy Notre Dame help put on the event every year.

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