International Olympics Day is observed on June 23 every year to celebrate sports and health. The occasion marks the day when International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. The day aims at promoting sports and spreads the message of making sports an integral part of life.Dr Josef Gruss, a member of IOC in Czechoslovakia, presented a report about World Olympic Day in 1947 in Stockholm. However, the idea was adopted in 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz in January 1948. As mentioned above, date 23 June was chosen to commemorate the foundation of IOC.                                                                     The day is celebrated to encourage more people to participate in the Olympic Games and spread awareness about the event and promote the Olympic Movement. Based on the three pillars – “move”, “learn” and “discover” – the National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities to encourage participation regardless of age, gender, social background, or sporting ability.In some countries, the event is incorporated into the school curriculum, while many NOCs have included concerts and exhibitions as a part of the Olympic day in recent years. Recent NOC activities also included meetings for children and young people with top athletes making it easier for people to become part of Olympic Day. The theme for this year is Stay healthy, stay strong, stay active with the OlympicDay workout on 23 June.

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