Celebrate International Olympics Day

Olympic Day just keeps on getting bigger.

The first annual Olympic Day was held on 23 June 1948 with nine National Olympic Committees (NOCs) hosting events on the anniversary of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) creation in 1894.

Exactly 75 years later, there will be 130 NOCs across five continents marking the occasion with around five million people expected to take part.

This worldwide celebration of the Olympic spirit sees millions embrace the core Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect through the Olympic day theme of #LetsMove.

“On Olympic Day, we celebrate the Olympic Movement’s mission to make the world a better place through sport,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
“When we do sport, it keeps our mind and body strong and healthy. When we do sport, it inspires us to always give it our best and it makes us dream, it spreads joy and brings us together.”