23 June 2022

International Olympic Day - 23 June.

The International Olympic Day marks the inception of the modern Olympic Games in Greece on June 23, 1894.

Since 1948, the Olympic Day has been celebrated every year on June 23. The day marks the inception of the modern Olympic Games in Greece on June 23, 1894. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was officially formed on the same day.

This year, the theme for the International Olympic Day is “Together For A Peaceful World.” The theme represents the ability of sports to bring the world together and dimmish the differences.

At the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, a member of the IOC named Doctor Gruss, submitted a report suggesting the celebration of Olympic Day. The idea propagating the event was to increase awareness and participation in the international games.

Submitted in 1947, the report was discussed and the suggestions were finally implemented in 1948 at the 42nd IOC session in St Moritz. The day was decided as June 23 to commemorate the founding of the International Olympic Committee at Sorbonne, Paris in 1894.

Under the leadership of Sigfrid Edstrom, who was the president of the IOC at that time, the first International Olympic Day was celebrated on June 23, 1948.

Source: https://olympics.com

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