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International Olympic Day celebrated on 23 June

The day was initiated in 1948 for commemorating the commencement of modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at Sorbonne in Paris.

Jun 25, 2016 15:09 IST
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23 June: International Olympic Day

The International Olympic Day was celebrated on 23 June 2016. To mark the occasion, over 160 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and sports organizations across the world organised a series of events to spread Olympic values and encourage people to get involved in sports and lead more active lives.

The 2016 Summer Olympics host-city Rio de Janeiro unveiled its athletes' village to mark the day. The Brazilian city will host the XXXI Olympiad between 5 August and 21 August 2016.

About the International Olympic Day

• The day is celebrated for promotion of participation of people in the sports all across the world, irrespective of athletic, gender or age ability.

• The International Olympic Day was initiated in 1948 for commemorating the commencement of modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at Sorbonne in Paris.

• There are three main pillars of the International Olympic Day - discover, learn and move.

• These three pillars of the sports event are deployed by the National Olympic Committees into sports, educational and cultural activities.

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