World Olympic day: 23 June 2020

Source- Olympic Channel

“Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get” –Michael Phelps (Swimmer)

International Olympic Day is a celebration of sports and health on June 23 . This day is celebrated to commemorate the day when the International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. It is meant to motivate individuals around the world to become their best selves. One doesn’t have to be an Olympian to participate in this day. . Participants from all over the world will commemorate the day the International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894.

2020 : Olympians have been a source of inspiration and motivation have helped us stay moving and their stories have kept us mindful during lockdown.The global COVID-19 pandemic postponed this Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and since the worldwide lockdown, the Olympic athletes have shared their daily workouts online in connection to IOC’s #StayStrong, #StayActive, #StayHealthy campaign

On 23 June the Olympic Movement will celebrate Olympic Day by creating the world’s largest 24 hour digital-first Olympic workout.

World Olympic Day 2020

WHO and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) work together to improve health through sport. On Olympic Day 2020 WHO together with IOC promoting for everyone to #BeActive in their daily routinely -WHO

History behind this day-

On 23 June 1894, delegates from more than ten countries gathered at the Sorbonne (Paris), to support “Pierre de Coubertin’s” proposal to revive the Olympic Games. This marked the birth of the modern Olympic Movement and the foundation of the International Olympic Committee. Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second president. He is known as the “Father of the Modern Olympic Games”.The first-ever Olympic day was celebrated on June 23, 1948

About Olympic symbol:

7 Continents and 5 Rings

“The Olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions (the Olympic rings), used alone, in one or in five different colours. When used in its five-colour version, these colours shall be, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red. The rings are interlaced from left to right; the blue, black and red rings are situated at the top, the yellow and green rings at the bottom in accordance with the following graphic reproduction.” (Olympic Charter, Rule 8)

“The Olympic symbol expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.” (Olympic Charter, Rule 8) – Source – The International Olympic Committee

So tune-in and take part in compilation workout video featuring 23 different Olympians from around the world showcasing their favourite workout moves will be available on Olympic Channel. Stay at Home Stay Healthy

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