International Olympic Day

International Olympic Day 2022: History, significance and Theme

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On June 23, we commemorate International Olympic Day each year. Sports professionals gather to promote and engage in mass sports on this day dedicated to sports and health. Additionally, it offers assistance for a variety of athletic, artistic, and intellectual pursuits that encourage talent development. People get together on this day to work toward a better future.


The 42nd IOC Session in St. Moritz is where the history of this day started. The concept of World Olympic Day was submitted during the International Olympic Committee’s 41st session in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1948 by Dr Gruss, a Czech IOC member.

The concept of the Olympic movement is the foundation of the day. Additionally, it commemorates the IOC’s foundation on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris, where Pierre de Coubertin resurrected the Olympic Games.

This event was developed by the National Olympic Committee (NOC), and it represents a significant period in the development of the Olympic movement.

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The day is important because it encourages people to do sports and raises awareness of other sports-related activities. Olympic Day runs are among the 150 nations that the NOC organises competitions for.

Schools and organisations commemorate the day by assisting people in understanding the importance of sports in daily life.


‘Together for a Peaceful World’ is the theme of this year’s Olympic Day.