International Olympic Day 23rd June

The International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 to bring attention to the importance of sports in everyday life. The goal of International Olympic Day is to encourage people to participate in sports in large numbers. National Olympic Committees are deploying athletic, cultural, and educational events that address everyone – regardless of age, gender, social background, or sporting skill – based on the three pillars “move,” “learn,” and “explore.”

The current Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th to the 4th centuries BC. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was created in 1894 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who laid the framework for the Olympic Games.

History

Doctor Gruss, a Czechoslovakian member of the International Olympic Committee, delivered a report to the 41st Session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm in 1947, proposing that a day be set aside to commemorate Olympic Day. In 1948, the organizing committee eventually agreed on June 23 as International Olympic Day to commemorate the founding of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Significance

The day is observed to encourage more people to attend the Olympic Games, to raise knowledge about the event, and to promote the Olympic Movement. The National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural, and educational events based on the three pillars – “move,” “learn,” and “discover” – to encourage participation regardless of age, gender, social background, or sporting skill.In certain countries, the event is taught in schools, and in recent years, several NOCs have added concerts and exhibitions as part of the Olympic day.

People have suffered greatly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, both physically and mentally. During these trying times, exercise and workouts have become even more crucial for maintaining our health.Furthermore, the Olympic Day has evolved into much more than a race. NOCs all around the world are also hosting educational and cultural events that attract individuals of various ages, genders, athletic abilities, and social backgrounds.

Olympic Day is based on the three pillars;

1. Move

2. Learn

3. Discover

“Move” encompasses a wide range of physical activities suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Individual and team sports, as well as the Olympic Day Run, are all part of it. As a result, move is an appeal to the general public to participate in physical activities and be active on Olympic Day.

“Learn” refers to learning the lesson of humanity, education, HIV prevention, human trafficking prevention, female empowerment, health consciousness, environmental legislation, reconciliation, local community development, friendship, and respect for all people.

“Discovery” is about promoting and inviting individuals to try new sports and activities they’ve never tried before.It is also an opportunity for them to become acquainted with sports that they may not be familiar with or that are less popular in their location.