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23 June: International Olympic Day

The International Olympic Day is observed on 23 June to promote sports and health.

  • The day commemorates the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.
  • It also highlights the idea of the Olympics and spreads the message of sports being an integral part of a healthy and fit life.
  • The theme for this year’s International Olympic Day is ‘Together for a peaceful world’. The theme celebrates the power of sports to bring people together and to contribute to a world full of solidarity and peace.