World of sport stands up for peace on Olympic Day
Lausanne (IOC/FIL) The Olympic Movement is preparing for Olympic Day on June 23. In 2022, athletes, Olympians and people around the world are invited to join forces for a peaceful world.
The 2022 Olympic Day theme is #MoveForPeace.
Olympic Day has been celebrated annually on June 23 since 1948. It is meant to call for and provide an opportunity for everyone to come together and take action with a purpose.
This year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement are emphasizing the power of sport to create a better world by bringing people together in peace as the world continues to strive for togetherness. In this context, people are encouraged to join together for peace through a series of local physical and digital activities on Thursday, June 23.
More than 135 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have already expressed their commitment to Olympic Day by hosting activities such as Olympic Day runs, outdoor games for families, introductions to new sports, meetings with Olympians and workshops on Olympic values. Digital initiatives such as virtual Olympic challenges, online workouts, live virtual chats with Olympians, online quizzes and Olympic values webinars are also being organized around the world.
Anyone can participate by sharing how they move on Olympic Day using #MoveForPeace and #OlympicDay.
Established as a day to celebrate Olympic values.
Olympic Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect through four pillars that guide the organization of Olympic Day activities: Move; Learn; Discover; and Together for a Better World:
The idea of celebrating an Olympic Day was adopted at the 42nd IOC Session in St. Moritz in January 1948. The date chosen commemorates the founding of the IOC on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris, where Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. In the same year, on June 23, 1948, the first Olympic Day was celebrated. Thirty years later, in the 1978 edition of the Olympic Charter, the IOC recommended that all NOCs hold an Olympic Day to promote the Olympic Movement.
International luge athletes and Ukrainian children train for their Olympic dreams. May their dreams come true - in peace. Watch the FIL Olympic Day #MoveForPeace video here: https://youtu.be/6fbOQLSgSqQ