International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23rd June across the world. This day is mainly celebrated to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. The day is also celebrated to celebrate the health and harmony aspect associated with sports. The day marks the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
In 2022, the theme of the Day is “Together For A Peaceful World”. The theme represents the game’s ability to bring the world together and minimize differences.
The day is celebrated to inspire and encourage people to participate in the Olympic Games and to spread awareness about various sporting events. It focuses on and highlights the three values of the Olympics – Excellence, Respect, Friendship – and guides people to imbibe these values in their daily lives.
At the 41st session of the International Olympics Committee in Stockholm, an IOC member named Doctor Gruss presented a report suggesting the celebration of this Day. The idea to publicize the event was to increase awareness and participation in international sports.
Submitted in 1947, the report was discussed and the suggestions were finally implemented at the 42nd IOC session in St. Moritz in 1948. The day was fixed on 23rd June to commemorate the founding of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne, Paris, in 1894.
Qns : When is celebrated International Olympic Day?
Ans : International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23rd June across the world. This day is mainly celebrated to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games.