International Olympic Day 2022

Introduction – International Olympic Day is also known as World Olympic Day is celebrated every year on June 23 to honor the formation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The main aim of this day is to promote sports and spreads the message of making sports an essential part of life.  National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organized the Olympic Day every year on June 23 to celebrate the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which was established on June 23, 1894, in Sorbonne, Paris. The main goal of this international day is to promote the involvement in games and sports among common people across the world.

History – A Czech IOC member, Doctor Gruss proposed the idea to celebrate International Olympic Day at the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, Sweden in the year 1947.  After some months, the idea of International Olympic Day was accepted in the 42nd session in St Moritz in January 1948 and June 23 was chosen to honor the foundation of the IOC. Uruguay, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Austria, Venezuela, Switzerland, Great Britain, and Portugal, organized the event in their own countries to promote the idea of sports among youngsters. Firstly, the first International Olympic Day was celebrated on January 23, 1948.

Theme – The theme of International Olympic Day in the year 2022 is ‘’Together, For a Peaceful World’’ which celebrates the power of sport to bring people together in peace across the world.

Significance – International Olympic is celebrated to encourage more and more people are participating in the Olympic games. The main purpose of this international day is to promote the Olympic movement and is dependent on three pillars – ‘’move’’, ‘’learn’’, and ‘’discover’’. On this day, the National Olympic Committees are organizing educational, sports, and cultural activities to encourage the participation of more and more young sportspeople regardless of gender, social background, and sports ability.

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