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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY: 23RD JUNE

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY: 23RD JUNE

Context:

Every year on June 23rd, World Olympic Day is observed across the world to embrace all through pure Olympic values.

About the Day:

  • The aim is to promote participation in sport across the world irrespective of gender, age, or athletic ability.
  • This day signifies the Olympic Games which are held every 4-year featuring summer and winter sports competitions.
  • During the event, thousands of athletes from around the globe participate in several competitions.
  • Athletes participate in sports activities like music, exhibitions, runs, and educational seminars on this day.

History:

  •  In 1948, World Olympic Day was introduced.
  • It was initiated to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894.
  • Modern Olympic Games was born at Sorbonne in Paris.
  • Modern-day Olympic games are inspired by ancient Olympic Games which were conducted in Olympia, Greece between the 8th century BC and 4th century AD.

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