International Olympic Day 2022: Theme, Importance

Every year International Olympic Day is observed on June 23. This year’s Olympic Day theme is ‘Together for a Peaceful World’.

The day is celebrated for sports and health, where people associated with sports come together to promote and practice mass sports. It also provides support for a wide range of sports, cultural and educational activities that allow people to show their talent. The day brings people together for a better world ahead.

The history of this day lies in the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz. In the year 1948, doctor Gruss, a Czech IOC member, represented the idea of World Olympic day at the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, Sweden.

The day is based on the idea of the Olympic movement. And it celebrates the founding of the IOC at Sorbonne Paris on June 23, 1894, where Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games.

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) created this event, which marks a special moment in the history of the Olympic movement.