We are going to share today is what national day? World Olympic Day is a very official day celebrated since 1948 by the Olympic Movement. It was decided in January of this year, during the 42 th IOC Session which was held at St. Moritz (Switzerland).
World Olympic Day June 23
The date of June 23 was chosen with reference to Baron Pierre de Coubertin who, on June 23, 1894 , in the presence of delegates from 12 countries gathered at the Sorbonne in Paris, decided to revive the Olympic Games.
The first of the name
On June 23, 1948, only 9 Olympic Committees were associated for the launch of this day: those of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Great Britain, Greece, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Olympic Day is much more than a “simple” sporting event. It is a day organized to promote the Olympic values, based on the three pillars move, learn and discover.
Move, Learn, Discover
A distant echo of the Latin maxims of the Olympic movement (“Citius – Altius – Fortius” that can be translated as “Faster – Higher – Stronger”), the three pillars of World Olympic Day announce the color for a rich day in events and celebrated today in many countries.