World Olympic Day
World Olympic Day is Celebrated on 23rd June all around the world by hundreds of thousands of people who participate in sports activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars etc.
The first Olympic Day was observed on 23 June 1948. On this occasion, IOC President, conveyed a message to the young people of the nine countries such as Portugal, Greece, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Great Britain, Uruguay, Venezuela and Belgium to organized an Olympic Day’s hosting ceremonies . In 1987 , 75 countries are the members of the IOC and many more added later on.
Nowadays, Olympic Day is not a run or just a sports event but it is more than that. It is based on the three pillars “move”, “learn” and “discover”. National Olympic Committees are organizing sports, cultural and educational activities which address everyone regardless age, gender, social background or sporting ability. Some countries have added this event into the school syllabus and, in recent years, many NOCs have added concerts and exhibitions in the celebration of this significant day. The development in Social Media has helped the IOC to boost participation beyond NOC activities.
During this pandemic, the world has been inspired by Olympians around the globe with their energy and positivity. Athletes have been helping fans get through this crisis by sharing their daily workouts as well as tips for staying healthy in body and mind during lock-down.